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It’s been less than half a year since I’ve been to Bangkok myself, and now I get via Postcrossing a postcard from there, nicely reminding that Siam is a land of many things, tailors among them. “Gai ngaam phraw khohn, khohn ngaam phraw dtaeng” — “Fine feathers make fine birds, the tailor makes the man”

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Thionville brings us a French bit of wisdom: “Qui ne tente rien, n’a rien”, meaning “Who doesn’t try anything, gets nothing”.

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From Jyväskylä we hear the following profound statement: “Se, että minä olen väärässä, ei tarkoita sitä, että sinä olet oikeassa”, basically meaning that “The fact that I’m wrong doesn’t mean that you’re right”.

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Detroit

Detroit is calling with a message that “Birds of a feather flock together”

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From Los Angeles comes a new bit of common sense, disguised as a pun: “Don’t sweat the petty things, and don’t pet the sweaty things”. D’oh!

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