What exactly happened to make it illegal to own a single guinea pig? Why would lawmakers ban peeing in the ocean? Who thought it credible to forbid getting drunk in a pub? Or, for that matter, to stop people locking up burglars, running ‘violently’, driving dirty cars, or sleeping on a bench?
Expressions of Europe
Enough of the seriousness! Time to explore the puns, proverbs and playfulness that characterise how our linguists spend their time. Whether they’re trying to be formal, funny or fiendish, come have a chuckle or twist your tongue to Europe’s most curious manners of speaking.