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Can You Guess The Meanings Of These Proverbs?

Who knows why geese go barefoot?

On this week’s episode of BuzzFeed’s Another Round podcast, Heben quizzes Tracy about Flemish proverbs.

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The quiz was inspired by this painting by Netherlandish artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

The quiz was inspired by this painting by Netherlandish artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

It has many names, including Netherlandish Proverbs, The Topsy Turvy World, and The Blue Cloak. The 16th century painting is filled with scenarios that represent various proverbs, such as “To bang one’s head against a brick wall,” which roughly translates to “To try to achieve the impossible.”

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