Tag Archives: talking


English: If you don’t stop talking, the cake is going to collapse.
collected: Corona Plaza, Queens (04-30-2016)
origin: A way to tell someone to shut up. There is a Hispanic superstition that if you talk too much while baking it cake, it won’t rise properly. He originally heard this in NYC.


Lithuanian: neapsimesk šlanga
English: don’t pretend you’re a hose
collected: Kaunas, Lithuania (01-10-2016)
origin: old and common Lithuanian joke – a way to saying don’t pretend to know what you are talking about


Lithuanian: tavęs klausytis, skausmingiau negu iššikti metrą spygliuotos vielos
English: Listening to you is more painful than shitting out a meter of barbed wire
collected: Kaunas, Lithuania (01-10-2016)
origin: he made it up on the spot, though could be traditional if you would just say : shit a meter of barbed wire


Lithuanian: užčiaupk srėbtuvę
English: shut your strainer
collected: Kaunas, Lithuania (01-10-2016)
origin: common Lithuania-style insult. play on words. meaning “shut up” but also that your mouth looks like a strainer.


Latvian: Vai tu varētu beigt runāt? Man jau mati sāp no tā.
English: Please stop talking. My hair hurts.
collected: Riga, Latvia (08-01-2016)
origin: Traditional Latvian insult joke. He heard it today at his office. Very common within his work environment – in which people work in close quarters and shared workspace