Re: Where's Miss Chicken?
For example, 'killing two birds with one stone' would in my country be understood only in the most literal sense and be severely frowned upon as an unthinkable cruelty to animals. In Germany, you instead 'hit two flies with one swatter', an expression which native speakers of English wouldn't recognize as proverbial but rather take literally.
Or "seven with one blow,"
I have long felt that any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel or a play or a poem is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae or a banana split. — Kurt Vonnegut