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Old 31st October 2002, 06:21   #201
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OK. But I'm afraid your little 'poem' is left in the dust by the [sarcasm]sheer poetic genius[/sarcasm] and, yes, even the [sarcasm]reasonable understanding of English grammar[/sarcasm] of Ice Ice Baby!

Cause his "style's like a chemical spill
Feasible rhymes that you can vision and feel"!

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Old 31st October 2002, 06:35   #202
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vanilla ice is sooo hardcore ...i wouldnt wanna mess with him

*remembers vanilla ice*....

*laughs*

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Old 31st October 2002, 06:42   #203
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I remember an episode of "In Living Color" in which Jim Carrey did a Vanilla Ice spoof...

Sample lyric:

"Told everyone I was stabbed in the butt,
but it was a toilet paper cut"
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Old 31st October 2002, 06:55   #204
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"Told everyone I was stabbed in the butt,
but it was a toilet paper cut"

ROTFLOL!!!!! oh man thats the best

lol
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i cant stop laughing......LOL!

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Old 31st October 2002, 14:01   #205
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her guessing.
Oops, sorry but "Santiago" means James and... well, no excuse for me, I'm just dumber every day

By the way, which Santiago does NIS refer to?
Santiago de Chile?
Santiago de Cuba?
Santiago de Compostela?
...

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Old 31st October 2002, 16:03   #206
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Oops, sorry but "Santiago" means James and... well, no excuse for me, I'm just dumber every day
I thought "Diego" meant James?
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Old 31st October 2002, 16:33   #207
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It's all the same name:

Santiago = Sant Yago
Diego = Yago
Yago = Jacobo (Jack)
Yago = Jaime (James)

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Old 31st October 2002, 16:42   #208
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It's all the same name:

Santiago = Sant Yago
Diego = Yago
Yago = Jacobo (Jack)
Yago = Jaime (James)
It's strange how European names mutate. For instance, George is Jerzy in Polish. They look totally alien, but when you go from West to East (more or less) you can see that they're the same name:

England: George
France: George (keep in mind the French pronouncation)
Greece: Yorgo (Yor-go)
Poland: Jerzy (Ye-zhy)

And just to toally change the subject, did you know that the word "dollar" comes from the Czech language?

Bohemia (what the Czechs used to be called) used to have a curency called a "talar". This was used in many places outside Bohemia, such as in Spain. The Spaniards took the "talar" to the Americas, and eventually the North Americans named their currency after it. And that made its way to places as far away as Australia, Singapore, etc. etc. It's interesting how things happen.....

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Old 31st October 2002, 16:48   #209
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So Santiago is the same as San Diego (my hometown) - no wonder I haven't seen N.I.S. around...
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Old 31st October 2002, 17:25   #210
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Oops, sorry but "Santiago" means James and... well, no excuse for me, I'm just dumber every day.
No you're not. Other people have made the same mistake, but I've never corrected it. I've also avoided the use of reflexive pronouns, so it's been very misleading. I suppose I should be the one apologizing.

I had no idea "santiago" means "James"! *L* My Spanish is limited to "Hello", "How are you?" and "Where is the shoe store?". Which Santiago am I referring to? Well, I suppose all three are accurate. (In addition to San Diego. )

I think I was going to use "not in helsinki" originally. How boring would that have been?
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And just to toally change the subject, did you know that the word "dollar" comes from the Czech language?

Bohemia (what the Czechs used to be called) used to have a curency called a "talar". This was used in many places outside Bohemia, such as in Spain. The Spaniards took the "talar" to the Americas, and eventually the North Americans named their currency after it. And that made its way to places as far away as Australia, Singapore, etc. etc. It's interesting how things happen.....
... and "talar" comes from the word meaning (and resembling) "dale", doesn't it? Joachimstal -> Joachimstaler -> taler -> dollar

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No you're not.
Yes, I am, because somehow I knew that

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About the "I'm a poet..." thing... it's a saying round here that my mum used if I accidently said something that rhymed. Sorry to dissapoint you and your Ice Ice Baby connotations.

Another good one is "robot". It's a Polish word (I think... ) yet it's irrefutably part of the English language now. Linguistics is so interesting...

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Another good one is "robot". It's a Polish word (I think...
Nope, it's Czech again. Though, similarly to Czech, the Polish word robota means work (hence: robot is a machine that does work)

I think I missed something, Jellby. Who is Joachimstal?

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Old 31st October 2002, 18:09   #215
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Nope, it's Czech again. Though, similarly to Czech, the Polish word robota means work (hence: robot is a machine that does work)
I knew it was one of the two... but in a way I was right...

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Old 31st October 2002, 18:13   #216
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Robot: from Czech "robota", drudgery.

Damn! I was late
Joachimstal is the valley where the "taler" were coined

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Old 1st November 2002, 19:18   #218
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Robot: from Czech "robota", drudgery.
Isn't that what I said? Work, drudgery - same thing isn't it?

Actually, "work" in Polish is praca. Robota is more like "labour" - it implies a more physical, wearisome type of work. (the "Working Class" is not called the Klasa pracownicza but the "Klasa robocza"

More linguistic curiosities:
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-Lithuanian is supposedly the closest Indo-European language to Sanksrit - even closer than Hindi is. (The Lithuanians were also the last European peoples to be converted from Paganism)
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-I don't know about other places, but here in Australia, t-shirts (and tattoos) with Japanese or Chinese symbols are very popular. Many idiots wear them without having any idea of what they mean. I always hated this. Now I know why: A friend of mine's friend used to wear such a t-shirt with cute Japanese-style puppies etc. on it and some Japanese writing. Recently a Japanese person told her what her t-shirt actually said. It said "Die Motherfucker! World War 3!"
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-the name of the famous light bulb company "OSRAM", in Polish is a future-tense verb meaning (literally), "I will shit all over..."
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-A few decades ago, a maker of aspirin marketed their aspirin all over the world. They also marketed it in Arabic countries. To avoid linguistic difficulties, they used only images. Their poster had three pictures:
(1) A man grimacing and holding his aching head
(2) The man eating the company's product
(3) The man (now cured of his headache) with a big smile and a thumbs up

The people who made this poster neglected to take into account that Arabs read everything from right to left. So all the posters were of course read thus:

(1) a happy man
(2) The man eats the company's product
(3) The man grimaces and hold his aching head


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The word Slavs (Poles, Czechs, Russians, Yugoslavs ("South Slavs") etc.) (Slowianie in Polish) means "People of the Word" or "People of the common word". The word for "Germany" or "Germans" in most Slavic languages is Niemcy, which means "People who can't speak" or "the dumb"
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The Slavs were a very large group of tribes which - despite what modern 'Pan-Slavists' might want to think - often fought with each other more bitterly than with their non-Slavic neighbours. Because there were so many of them, because they kept on conquering each other and selling each other into slavery, and because they were generally larger and rougher than the Southern Europeans, they became hot property on Europe's slave markets. That's where the word "Slavery" comes from.

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Old 1st November 2002, 19:34   #219
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I didn't knew that about "slave", it's not so obvious in Spanish... It seems you Slavs are doomed: from slaves to robots

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<-- Lookee, lookee! Dimichan made me another avatar! Ain't it cool?

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Old 3rd November 2002, 05:00   #221
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That is a cool avatar

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