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Re: Today's Slovak saying

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  • Ron Matviyak
    A spontaneous Slovak saying came out yesterday when we returned from a short practice driving session in a full-sized American pickup. When we discovered the
    Message 1 of 11 , Jul 3, 2008
      A spontaneous Slovak saying came out yesterday when we returned from a
      short practice driving session in a full-sized American pickup. When
      we discovered the house was unlocked while we were gone I heard "who
      has red arms?" - who is the guilty one?

      Ron

      > On Jun 24, 2008, at 10:45 AM, Helen Fedor wrote:
      >
      > > Opica zostane opicou, aj ked' ju oblec~ies~ do hodvabu
      > > [A monkey stays a monkey, even if you dress it in silk]
      > >
      > > "An ape is an ape, a varlet is a varlet, though they be clad in silk
      > > or scarlet"
      > >
      > > I've never heard that saying. I think that the (American) English
      > > equivalent would be "You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's
      > > ear". Do we also have a saying about dressing someone or something
      > > up, perhaps in silk???
      > >
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