Take Your Eyes in Your Teeth

by Marinka on January 20, 2010

I don’t know what the suicide rate is in Russia, but if it’s not 200%, I demand a recount.

Because Russians are mean.

Like, let’s say that you lost something and are looking for something.
Instead of being American-helpful and asking you where you saw the item last, Russians will say, “take your eyes in your teeth.” Because that’s the secret to locating an object: toothy eyes.

Ok, that’s the post for the day. Nice and short. And speaking of which, you know how sometimes you read a blog post and all is right with the world. That happened to me this morning and I’ve been smiley ever since. Yay for good news

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the mama bird diaries
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January 20, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Thanks Marinka. Very sweet of you. And i hope you never have to take your eyes in your teeth.

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OHmommy
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January 20, 2010 at 2:05 pm

So my grandmother has been in the US for a week and a half and is comparing it to Eden. That’s because everyone in Poland is wicked mean.

Yay for Kelcey! Off to congratulate her myself.

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Sorry For The Convenience
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January 20, 2010 at 2:49 pm

I feel like this might help explain all of the borscht.

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Coco
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January 20, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I have heard the suicide rate is higher there than anywhere. Or used to be. Like the time the limited the sale of vodka. Cleaning fluid sales jumped up like 200%. I bet the suicide rate did too. Cause drinking cleaning fluid is suicide. Give those Russians their damn vodka. I mean it. And send us some.

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peajaye
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January 20, 2010 at 4:08 pm

so if you’re a crossed-eye russian, do you go to the orthodontist to get your eyes straightened out?

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Holli January 20, 2010 at 4:16 pm

There’s gotta be some kind of translation that explains the phrase???

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Anna January 20, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I have to say you have me intrigued… I am Russian, but can’t for the life of me think of what saying you’re referring to.

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Sophie January 21, 2010 at 1:50 am

My favorite (ok, not favorite at all) romanian helping-you-find-stuff wordages:

“stand crooked and think straight”
“if it were a bare butt you’d have seen it by now”

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