Friday, 24 August 2012

Friday phrase

Tomorrow is Äiti's language test so I am helping her learn with a variety of phrases. Most of these are very old, like today's. 'Kiertää kuin kissa kuumaa puuroa' - circling like a cat around hot porridge. Well, it's pretty obvious what that means only we are very pleased we live in modern Finland as there's no way we would eat porridge. But we do circle around when there's stuff we really, really want! Unless we are behind  a window and then we wave our tails, like when birdwatching!


12 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

What a great looking bunch of bums! We wish Aiti the best of luck on her test. Lykkyä tykö! (Mommy sincerely hopes this doesn't say sumthing ugly.)

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Good luck to Aiti!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Do you think you could teach me to say, "Stay away from me, Woman! It is YOUR FAULT this outrage was perpetrated upon my royal person" in Finnish? Perhaps after Aiti passes her test, eh?

Hey, what's up with that Harry!?!? Doesn't what happens in Vegas STAY in Vegas?? Guess not!

Sparkle said...

They should change that saying to "circling like a cat around hot roast chicken!" Then it might make more sense.

Au and Target said...

In Malaysia they put fish in porridge. Maybe you'd like that?

Mamma N said...

Kivoja peppuja siellä! Aika atleettisia :)

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Maybe if they put tunna in the porridge?

Fuzzy Tales said...

Best of luck to Aiti!

We can't imagine circling around--ugh--porridge. ;-p

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We are all crossing our paws for your Aiti's test!

Purrs,
The Chans

Katnip Lounge said...

We approve of this Finnish idiom! Maybe TUNA porridge?

Pelle said...

Lykkyä tykö!
It´s a cross of finnish and svedish(Lycka till), dialectal, and means just Good Luck!

Eric and Flynn said...

Good luck to Aiti!