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Fun Fact September 13, 2021.
A few odd idioms today. When someone sneezes, typically someone will say “bless you” or “God bless you.” In Mongolia they go one step further; they say “bless you and may your moustache grow like brushwood.” Apparently good facial hair is highly desired in Mongolia. I wonder how the ladies feel about a blessing for their moustache. You may have heard of having other fish to fry, meaning you have other, more important things to attend to. In France, they don’t fry fish they whip cats. This feline fixation in idioms seems somewhat universal, for example, “let the cat out of the bag,” “curiosity killed the cat,” or “pace around hot porridge like a cat.” That last one is the Czech equivalent to the English “beat around the bush.”