In 1884, perhaps the world’s most famous ESL book was published in Brazil: English as She Is Spoke. It became famous, unfortunately, for being so wrong.
But trying to correct it can be a fun way to learn English.
Here are some supposed English idioms from the section called “Idiotisms and Proverbs.” Can you work out the meaning of these sentences?
A bad arrangement is better than a process.
In the country of blinds, the one eyed men are kings.
To build castles in Espagnish.
There is not any ruler without a exception.
Take out the live coals with the hand of the cat.