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Take this quiz and find out. I only got three out of ten:
In between giggling at "So cheap that she even farts inwards (Finnish)".
for being arseholed.
'Man alive, he's sure singing the ancient songs tonight!' just at Tunde falls off his chair for the fifth time that evening.
"defo. i want to be singing the ancient (circa 95) songs"
Some of them were obvious in a smug guardian way BUT I CAN'T SAY WHICH BECAUSE THAT WOULD SPOIL IT FOR OTHER PEOPLE!!!
The first two were wild guesses, the rest were semi-educated.
I am great! Or: I have "harpooned the whale solo" (Japan), "conquered the Turks" (German), "announced my penis with trumpet" (Italian), "forestalled the jasmine blossom" (Chinese).
Have you never done that?
2/10, and all of it guesswork.
I guessed every single one. Perhaps my low score is a result of singing a few ancient songs last night
The only one I knew was the French for a hangover.
that the quiz is based on a book called "I'm Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears", by Jag Bhalla. JAG.
got as far as 'books/quiz' and decided I'd be shit at it.
Then got 4/10.
Have you been gulping down flies (not working hard: French) or making blue (take the day off: German). You're poop on a stick! (worthless: Yiddish) Thinner than water! (useless: Hindi). You've sewn this quiz with a hot needle (done it carelessly: German). Better luck next time.
If it’s raining heavily we say that it’s “hitting old ladies with sticks”
If you couldn’t care less about something you’d say “i don’t mash a potato”
If you give something up after trying to do it for ages then you’ve “put the violin through the roof”
And instead of saying that something’s OTT we’d say that it was “over the dishes”
eat my knowledge (guess work)
Grumble, grumble, ruddy foreigners.
Some of them were absolutely brilliant though, even if they didn't mean what they didn't mean (nahmean?). 'Last night I was full of stars and hail and tried to be president of the bedroom, but woke up silent in the sauna in my gilded duckhouse.'