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Post  woo on Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:46 am

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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:50 am

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She speaks Spanish just like the pinhed. Razz

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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:18 am

Minnesotans speaking Spanish might sound silly--but when they are in their true element speaking their native language, they sound like this:

Here we have a clip of real Minnesotans speaking the language of Minnesota fishermen in an excited state. You probably don't want your young children to watch this, because they'll pick up phrases like: "Oh, my goodness!" "Holy cow!" and "How in the heck...?"



One youtube commenter called Berta a "dumbhead." Shocked

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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:20 am

I can remember when "impact" was not a verb (that was long, long ago).

I have just been informed that the following are now verbs:

-- ballpark

-- concept

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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:20 am

Any others? Suspect

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Re: Language Corner

Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:32 am


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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:47 pm

Use the new verb in a sentence:
"When we get them where we want them, we'll kobiyashi their sorry butts."

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Re: Language Corner

Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:31 am


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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:45 am

I was just sayin':

"I came home so hungry I Kobiyashed a whole bowl of turkey chile!"

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Re: Language Corner

Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:09 pm

i heard a retired Navy SEAL say the word "LIBARY" several times. Is this the tuff-guy way to say "LIBRARY" ? Or is it a regional variation?





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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:26 pm

I don't think there is any way for a Navy seal to say "library" that would sound tough.

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Re: Language Corner

Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:15 pm

regional variation, then?


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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:28 pm

That's actually a difficult question. geek

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Re: Language Corner

Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:39 pm

I have heard it before, so it's not just that seal who said it.


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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:46 am

Definitely not just that seal.

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Re: Language Corner

Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:01 pm

maybe it is a class thing. like a certain demo thinks you are prancing too fancy if you pronounce both R's in "LIBRARY"


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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:46 am

I often hear this phrase "It's just a theory."

Somehow, it sounds different from "It's a theory."

But what is the difference?

Well, when I hear "It's a theory," the speaker seems to be saying: "Now isn't this interesting; let's hold it up to the clear light of day and find out if it disintegrates, or if it passes the test of hard scrutiny and proves itself worthy." Smile

But, when I hear "It's just a theory," the speaker seems to be saying: "Waste of time, people. We got important stuff goin' on and can't be wasting' time on some fool's crazy notions." Rolling Eyes

That's how I hear it--but please correct me if I'm hearing wrong.

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Re: Language Corner

Post  Yakima Canutt on Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:35 am

one thing you don't hear much anymore is the word "tenderfoot"


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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:15 am

Yakima Canutt wrote:one thing you don't hear much anymore is the word "tenderfoot"


When tenderfoot came to the Triple-R -- Yippee yay hay yippee-o
He got on a horse but he didn't get far -- Yippee yay hay yippee-o
O around and around and around he'd trot,
'til he sets foot down on a tender spot,
Yippee yay yippey ye ye hi yippee-o

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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:17 am

Svetlana can't stand it when the orchestra is supposed to play fast--but instead they panic.

So she says "торопись не спеша," and asks pinhed to translate. Shocked

I think the closest we have is "More speed, less haste," but there is also a quote from the famous basketball coach John Wooden: "Be quick, but don't hurry"

Another coach once said "We never say 'hurry,' we say 'go, go, go'."

But, better than that, I found an old Russian fable that says it better:

Student: Wise teacher, you have so much work to do, but you always succeed in getting it done calmly.  What is your secret?

Wise teacher: When I stand up I stand, when I'm walking I walk, when I'm running I run.

Student: But that can't be your secret, we all do that, too.

Wise teacher: No, you're already walking when you stand up, you're already running when you walk, and run when you're already there.


Maybe the best equivalent is "Proceed with all deliberate speed."

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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Mon May 04, 2015 3:08 pm

I always used to wonder why the British called their bathroom the "loo." scratch

I just stumbled onto the answer. cheers

Back in the olden times (the Brits used to speak a sort of French), people used chamber pots for toilets and dumped them out the window onto the sidewalk. Shocked

Of course, they were polite enough to give fair warning, so they'd yell "Gardez l'eau" as they emptied the pot out the window.

"Gardez l'eau" is French for "Here comes the piss pot!"

So, over the year "l'eau" became "loo."

Muy interesante.


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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:35 am

Computers think they know way more than the pinned.

It's a never-ending battle trying to write "Kammerer" without it being changed to "Camera."

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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:50 pm

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Re: Language Corner

Post  woo on Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:36 am

After some research, I think I have figured out Yakalolo's "c'est la grenouille"

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Re: Language Corner

Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:02 am

i've noticed that more people are saying "impor-ant" instead of "important"

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