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15+ Unusual Sayings From Around The World Illustrated Literally

Regular readers of Bored Panda will no doubt be familar with James Chapman, a designer based in Manchester, England who creates quirky illustrations based on the concept of language. Previously he showed us how kissing, snoring, and animals sound in different languages, and now he’s brought us a collection of illustrated literal translations of funny and often peculiar sayings from around the world.


From Kenya and Sweden to Ethiopia and Russia, Chapman shows us how different countries interpret often well-known proverbs (sleeping on a problem/judging a book by its cover/nothing last forever) while also introducing us to sayings that we might have never heard before. Like his work? Then head on over to Etsy where you can find a whole bunch of merchandise for sale.

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