Tag Archives: head


English: The head on you and the price of turnips.
Collected: Askeaton, Co. Limerick, Ireland (12-20-2018)
Origin: Common Irish slagging used to call someone ugly. It means you’re ugly and turnips are expensive.


English: Hey my yute, your head is as big as Bob Marley’s funeral.
collected: Jamaica, Queens (05-14-2016)
origin: common expression from Jamaica, used to describe something literally or figuratively large. (Variant: “hey girl, your hips are as big as Bob Marley’s funeral”). Bob Marley’s funeral was the biggest funeral ever to happen in Jamaica. “Hey my yute” is Jamaica slang for “hey my friend” or “hey bro.”


English: You’d lose your head if it wasn’t screwed on
collected: Astoria, Queens (04-28-2016)
origin: told to him by his wife (who is originally from Boston) because he’s so disorganized.


Lithuanian: Jis nėjo į armiją, todėl jo žmona gali daužyti jį su keptuvę per galvą
English: He didn’t go to the army, so that’s why his wife can beat his head with a pan
collected: Kaunas, Lithuania (01-10-2016)
origin: suburbs of Kaunas