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As They Say In Zanzibar

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Год издания: 2018 год

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16 One sits best on one’s own bench NORWAY

17 The saints of the home work no miracles ITALY

18 When the cat’s not home, the mice jump on the table NETHERLANDS

19 Charity begins at home ENGLAND

20 The clock ticks nowhere as it ticks at home NETHERLANDS

21 Home is where the heart is ENGLAND

63 COUNTRIES

1 The hyena of your own country does not break your bones KENYA

2 All countries are frontiers SOUTH AFRICA

3 It is easy to lie about a far-off country ETHIOPIA

4 Old countries don’t disappear overnight; they stay for breakfast EGYPT

5 It is a fine thing to die for one’s fatherland, but a still finer thing to live for it HUNGARY

6 Fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts LATIN

7 The skin creaks according to the country ETHIOPIA

8 All the keys in the land do not hang from one girdle SCOTLAND

64 CITIES – TOWNS – VILLAGES

1 Do not dwell in a city where a horse does not neigh nor a dog bark ENGLAND

2 Courteous asking breaks even city walls UKRAINE

3 You may read Pompeii in some people’s faces ITALY

4 When in Rome do as the Romans do ENGLAND

5 Those who wish to live at Rome must not quarrel with the pope FRANCE

6 All roads lead to Rome ENGLAND

7 Rome was not built in a day ENGLAND

8 Not everyone can be the pope of Rome NETHERLANDS

9 He who never leaves Paris will never be pope FRANCE

10 The town that parleys is half surrendered FRANCE

11 The moon moves slowly, but it gets across the town CÔTE D’IVOIRE

12 The village that can be seen needs no signpost ALBANIA

13 Don’t snap your fingers at the dogs before you are outside the village FRANCE

14 It is not good to be the poet of a village GERMANY

15 Obey the customs of the village you enter JAPAN

16 Who goes around the village long enough will get either a dog-bite or a dinner SERBIA

17 A village in sight does not require a guide TURKEY

18 The medicine man is not esteemed in his own village KENYA

19 It takes a whole village to raise one child NIGERIA

20 Slowly but surely the excrement of foreign poets will come to your village MALI

21 The hindermost ox also reaches the kraal SOUTH AFRICA

65 WHERE TO LIVE

1 A little nest is warmer than a big nest IRELAND

2 Empty barns need no thatch ENGLAND

3 Ability and necessity dwell in the same cabin NETHERLANDS

4 Every priest praises his convent PHILIPPINES

5 Don’t praise a cottage in which you haven’t yet slept SOUTH AFRICA

6 You cannot catch a tiger cub unless you enter the tiger’s den JAPAN

7 When an old barn begins to burn, it is hard to put out NETHERLANDS

8 It is the hyenas of the same den that hate one another KENYA

9 A hundred men may make an encampment, but it needs a woman to make a home CHINA

10 Draw the snake from its hole by someone else’s hand SPAIN

11 A skunk smells its own hole first USA

12 Beware of old streets and new inns GERMANY

13 Better keep under an old hedge than creep under a new furze-bush ENGLAND

14 Never follow a beast into its lair SOUTH AFRICA

15 Insects do not nest in a busy door-hinge CHINA

16 Every cabin has its mosquito JAMAICA

17 Two crocodiles don’t live in one pond GAMBIA

18 An artist lives everywhere ENGLAND

19 A sly rabbit will have three openings to its den CHINA

20 Those who wish to live at Rome must not quarrel with the pope FRANCE

21 Goats cannot live in a herd of leopards MALI

22 All hillbillies don’t live in the hills CANADA
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