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#21825 - 03/14/01 12:19 PM Re: BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES
Hyla Offline

Registered: 12/14/00
Posts: 544
Loc: San Francisco, CA
shared birthdays: Hyla/Shoshannah

Downright weird. This is an area of my life where I have experienced a disproportionate share of synchronicity. In college, I twice lived next-door to someone who shared my birthday, and once lived upstairs from one person with my birthday at the same time I was living next door to someone with my birthday. Currently, my next-door neighbor has the same birthday as well. Weird.

It would happen that at AWAD, another important area of my life, there'd be someone with the same birthday.


#21826 - 03/15/01 05:11 AM Re: BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES
RhubarbCommando Offline

Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 2204
There's nowt so queer as life - to adapt the Yorkshire phrase.

My daughter's partner's father (you might say, her father-out-law) not only shares a birth anniversary, but the actual birth DAY with me.

#21827 - 03/15/01 05:34 AM Re: BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES
belligerentyouth Offline
old hand

Registered: 12/20/00
Posts: 1055
Loc: Berlin
> you've been living up to your moniker lately
No, no. I've been living it up with Monika lately.

> There's nowt so queer as life
In Baveria there's the highly philosophical:
Dinge gibt's, die gibt's gar net

#21828 - 03/15/01 10:36 AM Re: BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES
Hyla Offline

Registered: 12/14/00
Posts: 544
Loc: San Francisco, CA
Dinge gibt's, die gibt's gar net

Despite having a very German last name (Reiner) and a very Germanic appearance (blond hair, blue eyes, fair skin), my tongue is apparently not German. My greatest achievement in the language was to order 100 grams of cheese in a shop while Eurailing my way out of Germany years ago. So - translation of the above, please?

#21829 - 03/15/01 02:52 PM Re: BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES
wow Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/25/00
Posts: 3439
Loc: New England, USA
So - translation of the above, please?
Hyla brings up a good point. I would appreciate translations whenever foreign phrases are used, as I am not proficient in any language except mine own.
(Nosey Old Lady who hates feeling left out!)wow

#21830 - 03/15/01 03:22 PM Re: BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 6511
Loc: lower upstate New York
... and that's not even standard German. It's Bavarian dialect. If our whippersnapper does not provide a translation soon, I'll be glad to hazard a guess.

#21831 - 03/16/01 03:51 PM Re: BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES
Bobyoungbalt Offline

Registered: 11/22/00
Posts: 1289
In reply to:

Dinge gibt's, die gibt's gar net

I really don't know any German dialects, but I have a guess to offer. How many of you have ever seen the original film Die Blaue Engel with Marlene Dietrich? She sang a song in that (also recorded it -- I have it on disc) which went, in part,

Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß
auf Liebe eingestellt,
denn das is meine Welt,
und dann : gar nichts !

I'm in love from head to foot
for that's my world;
and then : nothing at all.

#21832 - 03/16/01 04:29 PM Re: BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES


Sorry to those of you who have been relying on this list for birthday notices; it got a bit cumbersome having to edit this list as well as the one at the top of BIRTHDAYS PART II, so i've deleted this one.

The current list can be found at http://wordsmith.org/board/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=announcements&Number=25873


#21833 - 03/17/01 04:47 AM Re: BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES
paulb Offline

Registered: 03/17/00
Posts: 460
Loc: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
< Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß>

Hi Bob: Of course, this song is probably much better known in its English translation as "Falling in love again", but the original German version sounds much better. Great film, too!

#21834 - 03/17/01 05:05 AM Re: BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES
Capital Kiwi Offline
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Registered: 11/13/00
Posts: 3146
Loc: Northamptonshire, England
Looks like January's kinda a slow month. Anyone want to do something about that?

The idiot also known as Capfka ...

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