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Dutch: Meisje je bent zo lelijk als je nacht, je tanden zijn zo geel als een kanarievacht.
English: Girl, you are as ugly as the night, but your teeth are as yellow as a canary.
Collected: Amsterdam, Netherlands (12-16-2018)
Origin: Heard in a hit Dutch song by DJ Madman from early 90s. So, when he was 14, he would say it to girls he liked, in a teasing way.


Latvian: Tev ir reti skaisti zobi.
English: You have really beautiful, rare teeth
collected: Riga, Latvia (08-01-2016)
origin: Traditional Latvian insult joke. her uncle says it to her all the time. Play on words – word for rare also means “gaps”


“You have so many gaps in your teeth that it looks like your tongue is behind bars in jail”
collected: Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland Institute of Art (11-7-14)
origin: growing up in Philly in the 90s/early 2000s. They called it “coming at your neck” and it would often end in physical fights