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« Reply #30 on: 25 March 2009, 15:37:55 »

Saying: Never drink a Pint by the Well
Meaning: Don't get Drunk in a dangerous place
Origin: Hobbit
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« Reply #31 on: 27 May 2009, 06:02:12 »

Saying:  "A woman will make a good mother if she has breasts like the Celeste mountains and hips like a Kev’lor mare”.

Meaning: Obvious

Origin: Kuglimz
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« Reply #32 on: 22 June 2009, 22:20:10 »

From the Yanth River entry to the long lists:

"so and so has a Razor’s bite he does"\

Meaning: Refers to the sharpness of an individuals words, particularly when refering to insults.

Origin: Ciosan
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« Reply #33 on: 06 July 2009, 18:51:43 »

From the Simsy entry, regarding a story told about the pair of eagles that nest on the Sentinels above the village. The villagers refer to the eagles as 'the watchers' :

"The villagers use it to encourage young men and woman to seek each other out before they get too old with sayings like "We already have our Watchers, we don't need any more". Other sayings such as "The Watchers will tell me!" are used to discourage infidelity between couples, often heard from women seeking to warn their new husbands. Also "May the Watchers peck out my eyes" is often invoked to seal an important promise. "
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« Reply #34 on: 02 September 2009, 04:37:50 »

(plant mentioned in Thalambath entry. Entry on plant itself still to be written)

Saying: "What a Firestar!"
Meaning: A beautiful and feisty woman. Depending on tone can be a compliment or an insult, as in "Well aren't you a little Firestar?".
Origin: Human (Stratanian)
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« Reply #35 on: 25 September 2009, 08:42:40 »

Saying: “If you hear the stones laughing, run for your life, for the ogres are surely on their way to catch you”.

Meaning: The saying expresses the superstition that ogres in the Rimmerins Ring employ magical stones as sentinels to alert them to the presence of intruders and prey in their territory. The stones are said to jump in the air and laugh when a person or large animal comes along. Research suggests, however, that the alleged laughing stones are in fact beetle-like non-magical creatures whose jumps are a means of escape from predators, and who are not in fact in the employment of the ogres (see Gigglepebbles).

Origin: Rimmerins Ring
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« Reply #36 on: 01 November 2009, 22:08:19 »

From the Ugling entry:

Saying: She/He is chasing an ugling.

Meaning: The ugling, a sea slug, is known to send feverish daydreams to travellers on the Adanian Sea. Some see these dreams as indications of their true wishes, and strive to realize their vision in real life. The saying reflects the popular opinion that it is not wise to do so.

“To chase an Ugling” means to strive for something that, once it is attained, will fail to satisfy. A man who woos a woman that he regards as a charming young beauty, although she is recognized as hollow-hearted and vain by everyone but himself; a lady of Marduran who wishes she could move to Ciosa, because she believes that the men are more gallant there; and a Ciosan who thinks that the sea is bluer when viewed from Marduran: all these are chasers of Uglings.

Origin: East coast of Manthria
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« Reply #37 on: 03 December 2009, 06:28:18 »

Saying: to win or earn Brownie Points

Meaning: To do something clever which requires intelligence.  Usually used for an achievement where your brilliance has shone.

Origins:  This comes from the "Four Flowers Game", a board game requiring skill and intelligence which originated among the Milken Brownies of Milkengrad.  Brownies (and other races too) win tiny tokens called "points" off each other when they beat their opponent.  As this requires some tactical quick thinking, winning the points has become associated with other feats of intelligence too.
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« Reply #38 on: 09 December 2009, 21:31:59 »

From the Cutlass entry

Saying- Cutlass Wearer

Meaning-"Cutlass Wearer" has become a bit of an insult in many trade circles. It means someone who is greedy and "goes for the gold", a trait that the many think the Avennorians share with pirates.

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« Reply #39 on: 15 December 2009, 14:34:16 »

Saying:Go Sleep with an Orc
Meaning: Kind of like saying go to Hell
Origen: Humen
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« Reply #40 on: 15 December 2009, 14:51:13 »

If you sit on a Snake.... It will Bite your Sitter.
Meaning :don't make people mad
origen: Humen
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« Reply #41 on: 01 June 2010, 01:20:29 »

Saying: “Ask the spider which of her legs made the web.”

Meaning: This is the customary reply that tapestry makers give a customer who asks which individual weaver is responsible for the overall design of the artwork. With their answer, the weavers wish to make clear that all their work is collaborative.

Origin: Fymbel Guild of Tapestry Weavers, Kingdom of Santharia
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« Reply #42 on: 03 June 2010, 06:27:09 »

From the Hogling entry, three pig-related expressions:

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Expression: "Hogling's gift".

Meaning: A present given with the intention to charm a sweetheart (derived from the hoglings' mating ritual).

Origin: Hobbits.

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Saying: "Think like a hogling."

Meaning: If you don't know how else to woo your sweetheart, give her/him a present, be kind to her, etc.

Origin: Hobbits.


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Saying: "Stop shoving hogling hoards into her face".

Meaning: Give up, she's just not interested.

Origin: Chyrakisth Or..., erm, Hobbits.
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« Reply #43 on: 04 June 2010, 01:29:39 »

Expression "Who lets the cold touch them will soon themselves find cold"

Meaning: Because the Touch of Death is concealed inside a glove it is popular for those wearing it to claim that they are cold to keep their gloves on. Allowing a person wearing such a weapon contact is a receipt for death. It is considered incredibly foolish to let someone wearing gloves touch you in R'unorian culture for precisely this reason.

Origin: R'unorian Isles
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« Reply #44 on: 20 June 2010, 04:56:20 »

Saying: When you reach close quarters you must draw your Shortsword

Meaning: You have to be able to adapt to the circumstances

Saying: You cannot always use your scourge

Meaning: You can't rely on a single tactic.

Origin: Both from the Tethinrhim elves

(Often used in conjunction with one another)
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