Monday, September 24, 2018


Qui s'y frotte s'y pique
"You better watch out" expresses the idea of this very old French proverb, which grosso modo means he who rubs himself against, will get pricked. This is also along the order of "if you play with fire, you'll get burned." 

A big thanks to my good friend, Sylvia, who contributed the photo along with the expression!

frotter:  to rub
se frotter:  to rub against; to cross swords with somebody; to come up against
piquer:  to sting, to bite, to prick
se piquer:  to prick oneself

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