Cape Town can wait; have you seen these videos by a guy called Flula Borg? I know Flula Borg sounds like the kind of noise you make when you're sneezing really violently—"FLULA BORG!" "Bless you!"—but Flula Borg is actually a semi-famous German guy living in Los Angeles who makes hilarious videos about the weirdness of certain English idioms.
Take this one about the phrase "the proof is in the pudding," for instance:
Or this one about "happy as a clam":
My current favorite thing in the world is Flula Borg's disgusted reaction to someone asking him if he wants to "shoot the shit":
And Sean and I have been quoting this particularly exasperated one all day. (Seriously, who did name the daddy long-legs the daddy long-legs? And what were they smoking when they did?)
I can't quite figure out if it's an act—or at least kind of an act—but I love every single thing that comes out of Flula Borg's mouth all the same.