It’s Thursday, September 8, 2016, and it’s World Physical Therapy Day as well as International Date Nut Bread Day (a scrumptious treat) as well as Virgin Mary Day, whatever that is. On this day in history, Michelangelo’s David, which many consider the greatest statue ever made, was unveiled in Piazza della Signoria in Florence (1504); Scotch Tape was first marketed in 1930; and, in 1974, Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon for any crimes he committed during the Watergate affair.
Notables born on this day include Antonín Dvořák (1881), Patsy Cline (1932), and Bernie Sanders (1941). Those who died on September 8 include Richard Strauss (1949), Dorothy Dandridge (1965 ♥), and Leni Riefenstahl (2003). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili uses an idiom which, though apparently common in Poland, Sweden, and the UK, is unknown to me. So I had Malgorzata explain:
In Polish to live like a cat and dog means to quarrel incessantly. Hili and Cyrus led that life of cat and dog for the first 3 months and now they are the exact opposite, as evidenced by Hili sleeping on Cyrus’s bed. So now she thinks that cats and dogs are best friends everywhere and she thinks that Andrzej and I are equally inseparable. But she uses the idiom which means something else entirely.
A: You’ve followed Cyrus to his bed again.
Hili: Well, you too lead a cat and dog life.
Ja: Znowu polazłaś za Cyrusem na jego materac?
Hili: Wy też żyjecie ze sobą jak pies z kotem.