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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.


Swedish: Du svettas lite med tanke på hur fet du är
English: You sweat very little considering how fat you are
collected: Vaasa, Finland (12-17-2015)
origin: Heard it from her grandmother, who was retelling a story of how a man had asked a woman to dance (supposedly an attempt to be complimentary). In Swedish dialect from the Ostrobothnia region of Finland.