By Marvin Rubinstein
Content material: 1. American spoken right here -- English understood -- 2. Proverbs, slogans, and aphorisms -- three. renowned American expressions -- four. Proverbial commentaries -- five. Similes and metaphors indicating extremes -- 6. American slang and colloquialisms -- 7. British vs. American English (and vice versa) -- eight. around the world English -- nine. overseas phrases and words often utilized in English -- 10. universal American felony phrases -- eleven. universal American clinical phrases -- 12. enterprise colloquialisms, slang and acronyms -- thirteen. Acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms -- 14. Acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms within the laptop, net and communications industries -- 15. From the place do you hail? -- sixteen. For the emblem minded
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Lo que por agua viene, por agua se va. } Easy to find a stick (stone) to beat a dog, It is. If you are determined to do something, you will find the means. (=) Where there’s a will, there’s a way. : Fr. Quand on veut, on peut. } Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we die. Enjoy yourself now, because no one knows what the future holds. : La. Carpe diem. } Empty kettle (pot/drum/barrel) makes the most noise, The. Rowdy or boisterous people are that way because they usually have nothing substantive to say.
Different strokes for different folks. Everyone to his own taste. (=) To each his own. : Fr. Chacun a son goût. } La. De gustibus non disputandum est. } Ja. Tade kuu mushimo sukizuki. } Difficult is done at once; the impossible takes a little longer, The. LT. A whimsical concept frequently offered as a slogan by optimists or those confident of their abilities. Proverbs, Slogans, and Aphorisms 51 Discretion is the better part of valor. In being brave or heroic, one should be safe and act simply.
LT. While the rewards of wealth and success are great, be careful not to forget the basics of life. First casualty of war is truth, The. LT. Secrecy and censorship abound during wartime for the sake of national security or military strategy. First come, first served. LT. The quick and motivated individuals are usually the most successful. (=) The early bird gets the worm. Finders keepers, losers weepers. : No. Den som kommer først til mølla, får først male. } First impressions are the best impressions.