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Finnish: Savolaismiehethän on tunnetusti niin pieniä että heidän päässä haisee jalkahiki
English: The men from Savo are so short that their heads smell like foot sweat
collected: Vaasa, Finland (01-23-2016)
origin: from Savo, a region in eastern Finland where people are known to be short. He heard it used many times in Savo, during the 10 year period he was living there.


Latvian: Tu esi tik īss, ka tev ir nepieciešamas kāpnes, lai uzkāptu pa kāpnēm.
English: You are so short, you need a ladder to climb a ladder
collected: Riga, Latvia (08-01-2016)
origin: He heard it somewhere in Riga, but can’t remember when or where.