torstaina, elokuuta 26, 2004

Englanti haltuun

David Beckam tokaisi taannoin: "If you can't run with the big dogs puppy, stay on the porch."

Sen innoittamana Edinburghissa toimiva englanninopettaja, joka ilmeisesti next blog -ominaisuuden avulla purjehti sivuilleni, kehitteli ilmeisen ulkomaalaisille oppilailleen muutaman muunkin englanninkielisessä maailmassa yleisesti käytetyn idiomin. [Pari tuntia myöhemmin, heti kun tajusin että hetkeksi tänne postaamani ja sittemmin poistamani eufemismigeneraattori oli tylsä ja sitten kun sain ensimmäisen käännettyä latinan sanakirjani avulla snaijasin, et hei, nää idi ominit on kaikki elukkajuttuja! toisen minän huom!]

Näitä voimme mekin nyt luetella. En tee linkkiä, kun sivusto nimenomaan ilmoitti olevansa vain opiskelijoita varten:

Black sheep of the family, Buy a pig in a poke, Can of worms, Cast pearls before swine, Cat got your tongue, Clip (someone's) wings, Cock-and-bull story, Bull in a china shop, Plain as the hump on a camel, Straw that broke the camel's back, Cat in hell's chance, Like herding cats, Cook someone's goose, Kill the goose that lays the golden eggs, Dark horse, Dead as a dodo, Dead duck, Don't count your chickens before they are hatched, Dog eat dog, Dog tired, Duck out, Dumb bunny, Dog’s breakfast, Dog’s chance, Dog’s life, Leopard cannot change his spots, Monkey in silk is a monkey no less, Pig in a poke, Egg on my face, Every dog has his day, Every dog has its day, Get someone's goat, Doesn’t have the sense god gave geese, Go ape, Gone to the dogs, Harmless as a pet rabbit, Hit the bulls-eye (!), Hogwash, Holy cow, Horse sense, Horsing aroundIf you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas In a pig’s eye, In like a lion, out like a lamb, In the dog house, It is too late to shut the stable door when the horse is stolen, It’s a dog eat dog world, It’s a dog's life, Keep no more cats then will catch mice, Knock me over with a feather, Lamb of God, Lame duck, Lead a dog’s life, Like a bear with a sore head, Bear the brunt, Eager beaver, Bee's knees, Bees in one's bonnet, The bird has flown, Get the bird, Don't bug me, Bull, Useless as tits on a bull, Cat on a hot tin roof, Cat on hot bricks, Chicken with its head cut off, Dog's dinner, Fish out of water, Lamb to the slaughter, Rats abandoning a sinking ship, Live high on the hog, Lock the barn door after the horse is gone, Look what the cat dragged in, Make a monkey of, Make a mountain out of a molehill, Mad as a March hare, Sick as a parrot, Being hounded, Bet on a lame rooster, Bet on the wrong horse, Nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs, On a wing and a prayer, Put on the dog, Put the cart before the horse, Red herring, Ruffle your feathers, Sacred cow, Sad as a hound dog's eye, Separate the sheep from the goats, Sick as a dog, Sorry as owl bait, Swallowed it hook, line and sinker, Sweating like a pig, Tail between one’s legs, Scapegoat, Sitting duck, Snail's pace, Wild-goose chase, The best-laid plans of mice and men, The chickens come home to roost, Throw a monkey wrench into the works, Throw someone to the wolves, Throw to the wolves, Ticked off, Turkey, To cry wolf, To play possum, To pull the wool over one's eyes, Top dog, Walk on eggshells, If it ain't chicken, it's feathers, When pigs fly, With the tail between the legs, Wolf in sheep’s clothing, Worm, You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink, You cannot teach an old dog new tricks.

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