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English: He’d peel an orange in his pocket
Collected: Askeaton, Co. Limerick, Ireland (12-20-2018)
Origin: Because he’s so mean, he wouldn’t share it, Heard it from her grandmother, and after the war, oranges were very rare, so if you’d had one, you’d share it.


Finnish: Syö sika syö, jouluna sinut tapetaan.
English: Eat pig! Eat! You will be killed at Christmas.
collected: Vaasa, Finland (12-20-2015)
origin: heard it from their respective grandparents. Commonly used by elderly towards children who eat too much.