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Go Salt Yourself!

“Pojdi se solit!” Translation: “Go salt yourself!” Used as an expression of frustration, this phrase can be taken to mean, “screw you!” The informant has been saying this particular phrase to me since I was young, whenever I was sufficiently irritating. For years, I was puzzled by why she would repeat this seemingly nonsensical saying… Continue Reading »

The Little Piccolo Player

“Prišel je tsiganček sajast kako vranček; Igral je na piščalko Milo in pelo Kakor malo kdo.” — Translation: “There came a little gypsy boy Black with soot/dirtlike a crow; [Dark as a crow] He played on the piccolo gently and beautifully like very few could.” — This  is a traditional Slovenian nursery rhyme, one that… Continue Reading »