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#179461 - 10/07/08 11:36 PM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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No that was "does your derg bite?" (non-rhotic 'r' in derg)

#179462 - 10/08/08 12:45 AM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: The Pook]  
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 Originally Posted By: The Pook
No that was "does your derg bite?" (non-rhotic 'r' in derg)


I've always thought it was more like 'doag' but since Clouseau's accent probably defies even IPA, here's the clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXn2QVipK2o

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#179463 - 10/08/08 02:08 AM Re: circumflexual invidia [Re: Myridon]  
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Now if it were only spelled it right - "en brochette"

That's some whacky syntax ya gots there, Myr. And thanks for the correction (tho I cannot correct it now). I think I was mentally mooshing together the vowel of Italian bruschetta and the rest of French brochette.


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#179464 - 10/08/08 06:14 AM Re: Lost in Translation [Re: latishya]  
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It's definitely either dɘg or dəg.

To which the German hotel clerk replies that it's not his dok.

I'll leave it to someone else to work out the IPA transliteration of how they both pronounce 'room'!

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#179476 - 10/08/08 04:02 PM Re: circumflexual invidia [Re: zmjezhd]  
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 Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
I think I was mentally mooshing together the vowel of Italian bruschetta and the rest of French brochette.

Och, brush off the crumbs and zimmer it, zmezjhd.

#179482 - 10/08/08 04:45 PM Re: circumflexual invidia [Re: zmjezhd]  
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I cannot correct it now Odd. I can.

#179485 - 10/08/08 05:34 PM Re: circumflexual invidia [Re: Jackie]  
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Odd. I can.

You're teasing right? You are an admin on the site. You can edit everything, except your user number.


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#179486 - 10/08/08 05:47 PM Re: circumflexual invidia [Re: zmjezhd]  
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>I cannot correct it now

and I took this to mean that although you can correct your original, it has in the meanwhile been copied elsewhere and you can't correct the copy.

-ron o.

#179490 - 10/08/08 07:14 PM Re: circumflexual invidia [Re: tsuwm]  
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although you can correct your original

No, I meant that after a day or so of aging, I am not able to edit any of my posts. I thought this was a feature of the BBS software used here.


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#179492 - 10/08/08 07:49 PM Re: circumflexual invidia [Re: zmjezhd]  
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huh. I guess I've never tried to edit a post the next day.

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