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Dicho for the Impossible

In case flying pigs don’t seem unlikely enough for your tastes, you can now add this bad-boy to your repertoire:

Cuando las loras escupan. – When parrots spit.

Turns out that these sorts of hyperbolic expressions of impossibility are an incredibly universal phenomenon across cultures and languages.  They even have a fancy Greek name: adynata.  Click here to enjoy a list of adynata in 20 different language!

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