sile nebir, anbesa ena lelochim

He makes an excellent point, don’t you think? I mean, if he keeps on holding on to the tail of a tiger day and night, he is bound to want to take a piss, or as he puts it “qimaT yazeñ”

Another misale which I don’t get is, dir biyabir anbesa yasir. Hasn’t anyone heard of the tale, who is going to bell the cat ? Need I remind you folks that we are dealing with a much bigger and far more dangerous feline here?

I took this from travel guide for Ethiopians on how to carry themselves on board ships and trains. It was published in 1916 E.C. and I found it on the Addis Neger website. It is a crying shame, the way we are behaving 86 years after this shit was written.

Journey to the sun. Back to 14.

A pyramid of zetiun (makes the house smell real nice)

The selfsame pyramid

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. getere
    Mar 19, 2010 @ 23:16:55

    “Dir biyabir anbesa yasir” reminds me of The Return Of The King where Frodo gets entangled in a spider web.

    And the Ethiopian would say to the ferenj, “ere bakih esuan dimet tewatina yanbesawun gemed tefreh yazilign. eredya.”

    Can you think of an English equivalent for “Ante tibis anchi tibis”?

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