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#179151 - 09/18/08 03:43 PM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: wsieber]  
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Yes, and reminds me of my favorite German idiom, which, when translated into English, is hysterical.

Es ist mir alles Wurst!

Translated literally means: It's all sausage to me!

Actually means: I couldn't care less!

#179363 - 09/30/08 04:46 PM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: Fauve]  
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Es ist mir alles Wurst! Sounds like a German vegetarian at a weenie roast.

#179369 - 10/01/08 02:35 AM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: fit to be tied]  
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Sounds like a German vegetarian at a weenie roast. So does your name! Welcome aBoard!

#179386 - 10/02/08 02:15 AM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: Jackie]  
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how does "fit to be tied" sound like a German vegetarian at a weinie roast? To me, it sounds like a phys ed teacher at a bondage convention.

#179387 - 10/02/08 02:36 AM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: Alex Williams]  
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how does "fit to be tied" sound like a German vegetarian at a weinie roast? 'Cause he or she wouldn't be able to eat! 'Less they were soy weenies.

#179408 - 10/03/08 08:08 PM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: Jackie]  
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Had to look it up.

Weenie roast
1. a cookout where roasted frankfurters are the main course;
[syn: wiener roast, weenie roast]


Wiener Schnitzels synonym to Frankfurter sausages.... yes, very lost in translation.

#179409 - 10/03/08 09:10 PM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: BranShea]  
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Wiener Schnitzels synonym to Frankfurter sausages

Wienerschnitzel (Viennese cutlet) is a kind of breaded steak, and Wienerwürstchen (Viennese sausage, link) is a kind of sausage. In English you roast (braten) weenies (aka hot dogs) on a spit over an open fire.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#179412 - 10/04/08 08:44 AM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: zmjezhd]  
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On a spit??? Oooh, how classy can you get?
we used peeled sharpened sticks, or for fancy occasions a straightened out wire hangar.

#179415 - 10/04/08 03:03 PM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: Zed]  
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On a spit??? Oooh, how classy can you get?

Spit, skewer, pointy stick, maybe even a spindle, could all be used to skewer a hot dog or a marshmallow. I've heard tell of folks using forks over a gas burner to roast the latter treat. Hmm, kebab, satay, souvlaki, brouchette, sashlik, yakitori, hmm, etc. I do remember eating spaghetti bolagnese at a picnic with improvised chopsticks fashioned from twigs when the utensils person forgot the plastic sporks. Folks snickered, but soon switched over or forewent the pasta.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#179416 - 10/04/08 09:02 PM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: zmjezhd]  
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kebab, satay, souvlaki, brouchette, sashlik, yakitori Uhh--Arabic, India (no idea which language, or even if I guessed the right country), Greek, French, ???, and Japanese?

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