jueves, 22 de julio de 2010

'You don't lose anything by being POLITE', and other kinda' idioms

(Idea taken from 'Grease' is the word...)

'You don't lose anything by being polite', equivalent in English for the superb "Lo cortés no quita lo valiente" in Spanish. Or 'No harm in being polite' ; "Ser amable no cuesta nada"...
In Spanish these expressions are known as 'dichos', whereas in English you can refer to them as 'Sayings' or 'Idioms' '. Other interesting ones, to my liking, could be:
'Easy come, easy go'; 'Kindness costs nothing'; 'What goes around, comes around'; 'Lovers come and go, but true friends are forever';

'It takes guts to keep one's feet on the ground'; 'Try never to bite the hand that feeds you'... and my very, very favourite 'Never judge a book by its cover' (or, as it is also today said, 'by its movie'). And in a similar line of idea (ja, ja)... 'Never judge a lady by her lover'.

Do you have a favourite saying of your own? It would be really great to receive your suggestions. Much obliged!!!


Please, be polite, be kind -even if I am not. Thank you!!!

  • a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage
  • the act of showing regard for others
  • Well-mannered, civilized; Smooth, polished, burnished
  • the stage in which people indicate and seek mutual trust or respect, and marked by caution in giving commitment or offering criticism
  • ...

miércoles, 14 de julio de 2010



UOTES (here, 'man' meaning 'any human'):

"A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker."
"It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways." Buddha

"What's a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing"
"A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally"
"A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her"... O. Wilde

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed" M. Gandhi

"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers"

"Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe"
"One man with courage is a majority" T. Jefferson

... And more, from different points of view

A Man's Gotta Do

Music and Lyrics by Jed Whedon

Performed by Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day


A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do

Don’t plan the plan if you can’t follow through

all that matters: taking matters into your own hands

Soon I’ll control everything, my wish is your command


Stand back everyone, nothing here to see

Just imminent danger, in the middle of it, me

Yes, Captain Hammer’s here, hair blowing in the breeze

And the day needs my saving expertise

A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do

Seems destiny ends with me saving you

The only doom that’s looming is you loving me to death

So I’ll give you a sec to catch your breath

PENNY (in shock)

Thank you Hammer man, I don’t think I can

Explain how important it was that you stopped the van

I would be splattered I’d be crushed under debris

Thank you sir for saving me


Don’t worry about it…

A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do

Seems destiny ends with me saving you

When you’re the best, you can’t rest, what’s the use

There’s ass needs kicking, some ticking bomb to defuse

The only doom that’s looming is you loving me to death

PENNY (overlapping)

You came from above

I wonder what you’re Captain of

My heart is beating like a drum

Must be, must be in shock

Assuming I’m not loving you to death


So please give me a sec to catch my breath

HORRIBLE (overlapping)

Are you kidding?

What heist were you watching?

Stop looking at her like that

Did you notice that he threw you in the garbage?

I stopped the van, the remote control was in my hand