Daily Archives: August 3, 2010

Bull or Elephant

Here’s another language difference: In Germany there is the proverbial “Elephant in the China Shop”, in the US you have the “Bull in the China Shop”.

Something else interesting: While the above quoted Bull is clearly bad, a “Bull-Market” is a good thing. I am not aware of the corresponding German term…

Do Good or Bad Things Come in Threes?

It’s an interesting language phenomenon that I observed between the German and English language. The first time I heard someone say in the US that bad things come in Threes I was surprised and appalled, given that in my home country, Germany, we say the opposite. Continue reading