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Wisdom Around the Globe

Proverbs and sayings about flour

We all have a taste for flour – and not just as a food! Flour, bread, bakers and mills have found their way into popular sayings practically all over the world. An international comparison of proverbs and sayings about flour reveals amusing and surprising facts: on the one hand there are features typical of the particular region, and on the other we find the same sayings in countries separated by thousands of miles.

Germany:

In der Mühle ist das Beste, dass die Säcke nicht reden können.

Italy:

Le chiacchiere non fanno farina.

England:

Be not a baker if your head be of butter.

France:

Il est bon comme le pain.

Spain:

Come pan y bebe agua y vivirás vida larga.

Czech Republic:

Cizí chléb vždy lépe chutná.

Russia:

Был бы хлеб, а зубы сыщутся.

Hungary:

Jobb a száraz kenyér békében, mint a hús háborúban!

Greece:

O  νηστικόs  καρβέλια  ονειρεύεται.

 

More sayings about flour from all over the world …

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