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#173755 - 02/20/08 04:35 PM Re: intwixt a woof and a wow [Re: Jackie]  
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Wikiness is susceptibility to corruption


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#173756 - 02/20/08 05:47 PM Re: wiki wabi [Re: dalehileman]  
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Wikis, like languages, are resilient, (link).


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#173758 - 02/20/08 07:08 PM Re: wiki wabi [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Resilient is a real beautiful word. If I can't be wabi-sabi or puissant rich I'm going to be resilient for the rest of my life.
I already liked that word before I knew what it meant. The sound is perfect.

#173783 - 02/21/08 02:39 AM Re: Cingular [Re: dalehileman]  
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Originally Posted By: dalehileman
Pertinent to a supposed singular difference between La-La Land and the Midwest. Back there apparently nobody objects when the dealer drills two holes in the trunk of your new car in order to affix his logo; the very idea of which is said to horrify us down here--in other climes labeled as crazies


What a bizarre phenomenon! They actually DO that in the US of A? Here is Australia the most they do is affix decal stickers on the back window or install an easily removed plastic registration plate surround with the dealer name on it. Screwing or bolting logos on to the vehicle body is unheard of.

#173789 - 02/21/08 03:04 AM Re: intwixt a woof and a wow [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
i speak French with a strong Italian accent

Moi? Je parle le français comme un vache espagnole.


HA! Are you sure you aren't French Québeker? That is such a common expression when talking about somebody who can't really speak French all that well.

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It's had to describe sounds, eh. The way I pronounce the I in wine is not the same as the I in wit.

Ooo, I know... have you seen the movie Cool Runnings when the guys start counting in German before jump-running into the luge, well the way they pronounce the beginning of the number "one" in German is the sound I meant (before you pronounce the "n" in "ein")

#173790 - 02/21/08 03:15 AM Re: Cingular [Re: The Pook]  
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Originally Posted By: The Pook
Here is Australia the most they do is affix decal stickers on the back window or install an easily removed plastic registration plate surround with the dealer name on it. Screwing or bolting logos on to the vehicle body is unheard of.


Same here in nzild mate.

#173794 - 02/21/08 03:44 AM Re: intwixt a woof and a wow [Re: belMarduk]  
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Are you sure you aren't French Québeker?

Manybe in another life. The first time I heard somebody trying to do a francophone Quebecker was Olivier in The 42nd Parallel. (Lord Larry also later did one of the worse American accents I've ever heard a British actor do as General Douglas MacArthur in Inchon.)

The diphthong in standard English in the word wine is /aɪ/ (see the IPA chart for sounds of various brands of English, link). The vowel in (standard) French vin is an /ɛ/ (link).


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#173808 - 02/21/08 06:15 AM Re: intwixt a woof and a wow [Re: BranShea]  
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I couldn't resist, Brannie. I am afflicted with sudden mental (occasionally psycho) images that make me giggle.

Great link, by the way.
I wonder if Ah la vache! is as strong as Damn! or if it is more like the English Rats!?

#173810 - 02/21/08 10:26 AM Re: intwixt a woof and a wow [Re: Zed]  
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That's a shared affliction. You had a giggle, I had a laugh.
And yes, it is strong:
Ah la vache! : Wow!/Gosh!/Damn!/Hell!

But it can be used both ways: in admiration or rejection.
Just like in English, no?

#173820 - 02/21/08 01:32 PM JACKIE! [Re: BranShea]  
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This thread has gotten too long... while it's interesting (obviously) could we start a Part Two?

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