I'm Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World

I'm Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World

Jag Bhalla


"I’m no longer striking noodles in your ears." In Moscow, this curious, engagingly colourful statement is usual parlance, yet except you’re Russian your response is maybe "Say what?" an analogous thought in English is both unusual: "I’m no longer pulling your leg." either suggest: think me.

As writer Jag Bhalla demonstrates, those fun, usually hilarious words offer a distinct standpoint on how various cultures understand and describe the area. geared up by way of theme—food, love, romance, and lots of more—they embrace cultural traditions and attitudes, trap linguistic nuance, and shed interesting gentle on "the complete ball of wax." for instance, while English-speakers are difficult at paintings, we’re "nose to the grindstone," yet industrious chinese language toil "with liver and brains spilled at the floor" and busy Indians have "no time to die."

If you’re already fluent in 10 languages, you most likely won’t desire this booklet, yet you’ll "get a kick out of it" in any case; for the remainder of us, it’s a needs to. both method, this brilliant, frequently thought-provoking little tome is gift-friendly in visual appeal, an ideal impulse purchase for notice fans, tourists, and someone else who enjoys taking a look at existence in a riotous, strange method. And we’re no longer placing noodles out of your ear.

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