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Latvian: Tev ir reti skaisti zobi.
English: You have really beautiful, rare teeth
collected: Riga, Latvia (08-01-2016)
origin: Traditional Latvian insult joke. her uncle says it to her all the time. Play on words – word for rare also means “gaps”

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“You have so many gaps in your teeth that it looks like your tongue is behind bars in jail”
collected: Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland Institute of Art (11-7-14)
origin: growing up in Philly in the 90s/early 2000s. They called it “coming at your neck” and it would often end in physical fights