Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dragon Idioms

Jientje at Heaven is in Belgium, hosts these picture idioms.

We dragons have lots of idioms but they aren’t the same as yours and many have never been translated from old dragonize into English, probably because they don’t translate well. For example an idiom we use a lot in dragonize translates out to “Have three rocks and a yellow baby “which is just nonsense in English. It means the same as “ Have a good day”.
We do have two idioms that did translate well into English and in English are over two hundred years old.

Trying to hatch a can
Trying to do the impossible.
As in “ If you think you can fly from here to England in an hour your trying to hatch a can.
It was originally “Trying to hatch a rock” and grew from some old poor sighted dragon mistaking a rock for an egg.

That ain’t my fire.
I didn’t do it.
When a dragon is accused of doing something he didn’t do he responds “ That ain’t my fire”.
It comes from the days when there were many more dragons and they were always being accused of starting fires.


  1. hee, hee, hee I love these idioms... i didn't do it either. did that dragon know there was a lot of caffeine in dr. pepper?
    i am still giggling here thanks for the giggles. today i disguised a bunch of puppies on my blog so you dragons wouldn't recognize them as lunch!!

  2. I never knew dragons had idioms! But then I suppose any language has them. Thanks for sharing these with us!

  3. I love these. Dragon culture is amazing.

  4. Dragon idioms!!! ROFLMAO!!

    This really cracked me up, or is that a dragon idiom too? *Giggles*

  5. Fandango...where have you been during this entire meme. There's only one more week and these are fantastic. Your trying to do the impossible looks painful my friend :)

  6. I am so glad you are sharing your dragon idioms! There is much wisdom in them!

  7. Oww, I love to learn new cultures and languages! Thanks for sharing these great dragon idioms. We humans have much to learn from you :)