May 31, 2014
Many expressions and proverbs used in daily life are related to popular sports. The more popular a sport the more phrases arise from it. Flemish/Dutch colf and Belgian/Dutch/French hand-tennis (jeu de paume) have produced many idioms.
Also ‘jeu de crosse’ is the base of many expressions and proverbs, often in the Picard patois, spoken in the crosse regions Borinage, Hainaut and Avesnois. We have collected some of them, many of which are not used anymore in daily life.
Have a look at our collection.