November 4, 2010

Phrase of the day

Por la boca meure el pez = by an open mouth dies the fish

You don't quite understand this refrán (saying), you say? Blank stare?

Tony had to explain this one to me with a visual, "You know (opening mouth wide), fish swim around with their mouths wide open, looking for food...? (staring at me, waiting for comprehension)... Sometimes they swallow the wrong thing...? (still waiting for the light to go on)

Like a... hook?".

I believe the Biblical equivalent is,

"When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise." ~ Proverbs 10:19 NIV

Now, if I could just remember this...


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