Rainy musings

I got so hopeful after last week’s gorgeous weather but now I know that it was just a fluke: it’s all gloomy and dark and wet again. It’s raining cats and dogs, you might say. Or, you could also say, “úgy esik, mintha dézsából öntenék” which is a Hungarian idiom,...

Happy bunny or bunny boiler?

Today we have been mostly thinking about animal idioms. This all came about because Project Manager Anikó had never heard the phrase not a happy bunny, which initially got us into a discussion on the positive usage of the phrase. Are you ever a happy bunny? Well,...

Older than dumplings…

I mentioned today that my other half and I have been together for *eh em* 27 years . My Hungarian colleague commented that was “a lot even in dumplings!” – a Hungarian saying, apparently. I was thinking then about the equivilant in English but could...

It’s raining…

In fact, it’s pelting, chucking, tipping, peeing it down… We’ve had cats and dogs, stair rods, elephants and giraffes and frog stranglers… So, how is the rain where you live? In Afrikaan it’s raining old women with knobkerries (a kind of club, in case...

Just a bit thick…

In one of our many office discussions recently, I described someone as being a bit thick. As with some of our English phrases (although very few – our employees are very, very clever), I needed to give a bit of an explanation for our non-native English speakers – that...