Talk:the grass is always greener on the other side
Well, maybe I'm wrong upon this point and completely misunderstood this idiom [never come across this one before]. But I think it is naturally the same in a usage sense as if we would say "the other queue always moves faster", isn't it?
- Yes, they both mean the same thing in essence. --Dangherous 15:22, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
- I've cleaned this up some, but I am not sure that it can just be moved to the correct long form, as the translations may no longer match. OTOH, some of the translations entered seem equivalent to the short form. --Connel MacKenzie T C 16:19, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
When the foreign idiom doesn't literally mean the same thing as "the grass is greener..." it would be interesting to see a literal english translation of the foreign idiom e.g. "The other brother is always favored" or "The neighbor's wife is always more beautiful". I just made those up to illustrate what other idioms might be out there. 184.108.40.206 22:04, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
- Well and good, but this information belongs on the individual page for that language. To see the literal meaning of the Russian, just go to соседняя очередь всегда движется быстрее. —Stephen 17:33, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
Not the other side of the fence...
Before learning the proper version of the proverb, I found it's another variation: The grass is always greener on the other fellow's grave. Perhaps other versions also are in use in some circumstances. Wouldn't it be reasonable to ass a section with English variants, in addition to the Translations sections? --JPFen (talk) 17:12, 26 August 2015 (UTC)