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autant pisser dans un violin


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  • (literally, one might as well piss in a violin) - expression used to denote frustration, lack of progress. "Like banging your head against a brick wall" is probably the closest English equivalent.

    December 19, 2007

  • This sounds much less painful. :-)

    December 19, 2007

  • Wow. I like this a lot.

    Which is not to say I'd like pissing in (or even on) a violin. That's just wrong.

    December 19, 2007

  • in fact it's 'dans un violOn'

    October 28, 2008

  • yes indeed. my bad. Thanks, thevirils.

    Youtube video

    October 28, 2008

  • Of course, this is not as outrageous as it may seem. Urine may well have been involved in the manufacture of those marvellous old violins…

    "Nagyvary began soaking chunks of spruce and maple in brews of preservative chemicals. He knew that some woodworkers soaked their lumber in solutions containing bovine dung and urine. So he put up a sign above a tub in a men's room in the biochemistry lab: "Please contribute generously to violin research."

    (From the Guardian, 14/10/2000.)

    October 28, 2008

  • I've seen something similar being done in Indonesia where inferior kinds of wood are soaked in urine for a month. This gives the wood a darker hue and enables it to be passed off as ebony, at least to gullible tourists.

    October 28, 2008