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Monday, 18 June 2007
07:33:34 PM (GMT)
Proverbs I definetly don't get...

Kon'ya no shiro bakama.
The shoemaker's children go barefoot. 

Okay,if he is a shoemaker,wouldn't his kids have shoes?

Hstake kara hamaguri wa torenu.
You can't get blood from a stone.

This one is self explanitory on why I don't get it.I've heard of 'Blood is thicker
than water..' but this..?

Suntetsu hito wo sasu 
Brevity is the soul of wit 

What is 'brevity?' anyway?

Takara no mochigusare 
A white elephant 


Proverbs I like!

Yowarime ni tatarime 
It never rains but it pours

Sawaranu kami ni tatari nashi 
Let sleeping dogs lie 

Go ni itte wa go si shitagae
When in Rome do as the Romans.

Saru mono hibi ni utoshi 
Out of sight, out of mind

XYourAtlantisPrincessX says:   19 June 2007   247148  
You can't get blood from a stone means you...you..umm..it means that
family is more important than rocks?XD
And I swear Todd WAS jacking off the other day,creepy!
‹...Lauraa x3...› says :   19 June 2007   449579  
hi! they are good!


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