■ A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
- Chances are, whoever did this are halfway around the world by now. (십중팔구 이런 짓을 한 사람은 벌써 지구 반 정도는 갔을 거예요)
- The sun, beating down on tropical waters, powers the weather systems of the globe. Moisture evaporates from the warming ocean and rises to create great storms. The winds generated out at sea sweep inland across the continents. As they travel across the Sahara they create the biggest of all sand storms blowing sand halfway round the world to fertilize the Amazon jungle. Winds blowing across the Indian Ocean collect moisture and sweep northwards towards the Himalayas. As the air rises, so it cools. The water it carries condenses into clouds and then falls as the life giving rains of the monsoon. So air currents powered by the sun carry wet air to the middle of continents.