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Persilot
(stardust savant)
05/29/06 06:37 PM
Pointless Trivia new [re: Persilot]  

Sorry, just a bit of pointless Trivia I've just come across on the back on a Penguin Bar about the English language. For those of you unfamiliar with a Penguin Bar, it's a type of biscuit made famous by the advertising slogan "P..p..p..pick up a penguin." Anyway on the back of the bar there's always a crap joke or bit of useless trivia. Things like;

"Did you hear about the Frog whose car broke down? He had to be toad away."

Yeah I know. Anyway the useless bit of Trivia is this.

"Did you know that dreamt is the only word in the English (and I assume it means non-American English) language that ends in 'mt.' No idea if it's true or not... but why would penguin lie to me?

Just a little bit of it can bring you up or down.Like the supper it is cooking in your hometown.it is chicken, it is eggs, it is in between your legs.it is walking on the moon, leaving your cocoon.

Emil
(acolyte)
05/30/06 04:09 AM
Ha, I can contribute to a thread about English new [re: guiltpuppy]  

In reply to:

I say "mathematics." Shortening the word in either form is the privilege of young children whose tongues would be otherwise troubled by the count of syllables.


But there are just as many syllables in "math" as in "maths".

Laa.

AdamAdministrator
(cricket menace)
05/30/06 04:44 AM
Re: Cultural dictionary new [re: guiltpuppy]  

In reply to:

Shortening the word in either form is the privilege of young children......


Or Australians. In fact, there is no word we cannot shorten and bring into heavy usage. I was contemplating this the other day as I was about to order an '$8 parma' from the local pub. But I was still full from breaky.

BOWIE DOWNUNDER

Dara
(acolyte)
05/30/06 07:44 AM
Re: Cultural dictionary new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

In fact, there is no word we cannot shorten



Except the ones that defy shortening by virtue of having only one syllable to start with. Then you Aussies go the opposite way, turning, for example, a tin into a tinnie.

Slan libh,

Dara

"I could count my friends on one hand, but I'd look like I was giving an invisible friend a hand job." - Shelle

Monkeyboy
(band intro)
05/30/06 08:00 AM
Re: Ha, I can contribute to a thread about English new [re: Emil]  

But following a "th" sound with an "s" sound is just uncalled for. I avoid it whenever I can.

(insert catch phrase)

sonofsilence
(two inch thoughts)
05/30/06 08:20 AM
Re: Ha, I can contribute to a thread about English new [re: Monkeyboy]  

How about:

Minger an ugly person.

Nonce a Child sex offender

Tight Fisted a stingy Person





Froggy Starlust
(stardust savant)
05/30/06 08:52 AM
Re: Ha, I can contribute to a thread about English new [re: sonofsilence]  

God : in English, a fictional character who's supposed to have created our world

Gode : in French, a dildo

Well, that's essentially how I feel about life - full of loneliness, and misery, and suffering, and unhappiness - and it's all over much too quickly.

Persilot
(stardust savant)
05/30/06 11:20 AM
Re: Cultural dictionary new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

In fact, there is no word we cannot shorten and bring into heavy usage.


Or come up with stupid words like 'Dunnie', when 'Bog', or 'Loo' will do perfectly fine.

Just a little bit of it can bring you up or down.Like the supper it is cooking in your hometown.it is chicken, it is eggs, it is in between your legs.it is walking on the moon, leaving your cocoon.

RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
05/30/06 11:27 AM
Re: Ha, I can contribute to a thread about English new [re: Froggy Starlust]  

Perse: in English, dark grayish blue or purple.

Perse: in Finnish, arse.

Your wetness
Dave's firmness



Froggy Starlust
(stardust savant)
05/30/06 11:37 AM
Re: Ha, I can contribute to a thread about English new [re: RabbitFighter]  

Megabite: in English, a brand of dog food

Megabite: in French, a huge penis (to be pronounced "megabeat")



Well, that's essentially how I feel about life - full of loneliness, and misery, and suffering, and unhappiness - and it's all over much too quickly.


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