” I’ve asked, by the way, but no one seems to know who Kuzkin is, or why one would be inclined to show people his mother. It’s equally interesting to me how many of them are so similar. So there you have it, my 7 Russian sayings to make you fit in!
If someone is making a mural on their wall from cigarette butts, you’d say, “Well, everyone goes out of his mind in his own way.” One of my favorite Russian sayings is equivalent to our, “I wrote the book on that! They say, “Ya na ehtu sobaku syel.” I ate the dog on that!I’m sure some linguistics professor would be happy to enlighten me on the origins of that Russian phrase, but I’m too busy to track one down. If you want to convey in Russian something along the lines of, “I’m gonna let him have it! ” you could say, “I’m going to show him Kuzkin’s mother!” For example, if my girlfriend tells me that the guy sitting next to her in class copied her answers and she somehow got in trouble for it, I’d say, “I’m gonna show him Kuzkin’s mother!It was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.From the Roman name Sebastianus which meant from Sebaste in Latin.