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#179417 - 10/04/08 09:08 PM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: zmjezhd]  
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 Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
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.

"In Österreich kann die Bezeichnung Wiener leicht zu Verwechslungen führen, da hier die Wiener eine Art Schnittwurst ist".

Gibt's mir doch alles dieses hier das gnaue Gefühl, dasz es sich hier um einer Art komplizierten Würstchenwechsel handelt. \:D

#179420 - 10/05/08 12:00 AM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: Jackie]  
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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?

Kebab is of Persian origin; Thai, Malay, Indonesian, or Javanese; Greek; French; Crimean Tartar (Turkic) via Russian; Japanese.

[Correct error of omission.]

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#179421 - 10/05/08 02:09 AM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Dja leave out brouchette?

Thanks, Nunc.

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#179422 - 10/05/08 08:58 AM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: Jackie]  
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 Originally Posted By: Jackie
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?

Skewer a kebab in Turkey, a satay (sateh) in Indonesia, a souvlaki in Greece,a brochette in France, a shaslik in the Balkan regions and yakitori in Japan; it's all 'spiesjes' to me.

#179442 - 10/07/08 04:42 AM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: BranShea]  
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Wurst/ Schmurst!
Spiesjes/Schpiesjes! I'm hungry now. I feel like I'm at the multi-culti Oktober Fest!
Well, I'd like a little of everything.

Also makes me think of another German idiom that has to do with food or libation in this case.

Das ist mein Bier! or Das ist nicht dein Bier!
That's my business/ That's none of your buisiness

By the way, is it an American expression to say "It's not my dog" when we mean it's not my responsibility? Or did we Americans just make that up like it's all sausage to me?
I'd give anything for one of those white German sausages right now. HUMMMMMM.
Guten appetite all!

#179451 - 10/07/08 03:24 PM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: Faldage]  
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 Originally Posted By: Faldage
Dja leave out brouchette?

Thanks, Nunc.


Now if it were only spelled it right - "en brochette"

#179452 - 10/07/08 03:26 PM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: Fauve]  
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 Originally Posted By: Fauve
By the way, is it an American expression to say "It's not my dog" when we mean it's not my responsibility? Or did we Americans just make that up like it's all sausage to me?

Neither as far as I know. BranShea (whom said it is all sausage) is from the Netherlands.

#179454 - 10/07/08 04:02 PM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: Myridon]  
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BranShea (whom said it is all sausage)
I never said that. This thread started with mahi mahi or dorados introduced by Cara, it was Fauve who introduced the sausage expression. I commented on shaslik or skewer expressions.
'It's not my dog' is not a Dutch expression, but I'm sure some dog owners (I'm not one of them) would not hesitate to say those words if their dog had been on to some mischief.

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#179457 - 10/07/08 06:38 PM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: Fauve]  
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 Originally Posted By: Fauve
By the way, is it an American expression to say "It's not my dog" when we mean it's not my responsibility?


isn't that a Pink Panther quote?

"does your dog bite?"

"no, sir"

"ouch! that dog just bit me!"

"ah, but it is not my dog..."


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#179459 - 10/07/08 08:50 PM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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Aha, so we can blame the French?

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