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Funny Literal Illustrations Of English Idioms And Their Meanings

Published 4 years ago

Roisin Hahessy moved from Ireland to Brazil and realized that translated verbatim, some English sayings are extremely silly. She even illustrated them! It happened to her when she was learning a new language and teaching English. Hahessy picked several of the most common for her drawings. I find myself partial to “Bob’s your uncle”, even if it is comparatively rare. Unlike “hold your horses”, which is more often associated with the English speakers on the other side of pond.

Roisin Hahessy is an Irish illustrator now living in Brazil. Her style is colorful and whimsical, and somewhat sketch-like. Looking at her portfolio, you’d think she’s cool as a cucumber!

More info: rosha.ie | facebook | behance (h/t: boredpanda)

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Martynas Klimas

Writes like a mad dervish, rolls to dodge responsibility, might have bitten the Moon once.

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