A dictionary of similes by Frank J. Wilstach

By Frank J. Wilstach

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1 Englishmenare all fags;Frenchmenare sexmaniacs;Italiansare smooth talkers. 2 Basicallymen are all chauvinist pigs. 3 Your friend is a real scrubber, she gets laid by everyone. 4 Watch old man Dupont: he's sufferingfrom the middle-agelust syndrome, he chasbsall the girls in the office,he's a groper and he'll iump on you if you're alone with him' 5 He's crazyto get hitched:he's going to be landed with a bitch of a mothei-inláw. Well, maybe he's got his loved one "in trouble" 6 Only the pathetic, the repressed,the rotten and the poor jerks go to orgies or shoot drugs.

Dérailler (literally, to go off the rails) débloquer ne paé tourner rond avoir une case (literallY, to have comPartment) étre tombé,e sur (literallY, to have one's skull) de vide' an emPtY le cráne Íallen on étre con comme un balai** étre con comme la lune* (this particular "lune" being not the inoon, but the backside) ga va pas, non? "un Peu ' ' ' sur To lessenthe offensivenessof a term, you can usé les bords". For examPle, Elle est un peu zinzin sur les bords' llit"tully' she's a bit cracked She's a bit on th" ;;k;J 'id" around the edges).

One day, he'd really had it. He told her to push off. "You've got a cheek," she said, slapping him. What's more, the cow called her dog to tear the guy's trousers, which really pissed him off. " 2 I can't stand that half-wit |ojo. He bugs everyonewith all his problems. 3 The English are really crazy, they drive their carson the wrong side. 4 It's always the dumbest who think they're so great. Now, if you have masteredthe previous chapters,we can begin to have fun, what with the body and sex coming up.

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