Tag Archives: face


English: You’ve got a face that would sink a thousand ships.
Collected: Askeaton, Co. Limerick, Ireland (12-20-2018)
Origin: Speculates that it is a reference to Helen of Troy. Heard it as a child from her brother, who was always slagging her off.


English: Get out of my face
collected: Jamaica, Queens (05-14-2016)
origin: very common Urdu saying, which he heard from friends and family growing up in Pakistan. How this phrase is spoken, and in what context can change the meaning (from a funny joke to an aggressive order).


English: When you were born you probably hit the floor really hard because your face is totally messed up.
collected: Kaunas, Lithuania (01-10-2016)
origin: Very common type of joke in Portugal – a way of telling someone they are ugly.


Finnish: Sun naamas oh ihan norsunvitulla
English: your face is like an Elephant’s cunt
collected: Vaasa, Finland (01-23-2016)
origin: common insult in Finland to describe someone who looks really angry. He has used it before to describe customers who come into his workplace looking pissed off


Latvian: Tev ir tik neglīta seja, ka viņu pat māte nevarētu mīlēt.
English: Your face is so ugly only your mother could love it
collected: Riga, Latvia (08-01-2016)
origin: He heard from his friends in Latvia.