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Re: yet another list of new word... #38195
08/10/01 08:22 AM
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I received a different game a couple of days ago, and no doubt many of you have also, as when I googled one of the unique phrases (Harlez-vous) I got 443 hits. Lots of chat boards have had the list posted. It is supposedly the winners of a competition in a New York magazine (I suggest we set our under cover NY agents on the task of determining which) to change a couple of letters in a foreign phrase and come up with a new translation. Rather than post the whole list I received (and at least some of the lists are different) I thought it might be fun to try our own, or post our own favourites from the list acquired by e-mail or from the web.
I will start with a couple to show the idea:
Harlez-vous français? - Do you ride a French motorcycle?
Veni, Vedi, Visa - I came, I saw, I shopped

My own meagre effort:
Adios Amigas - Another computer firm goes bust
Tout ày l'heure - Honk if you're a word lover

Rod



Re: yet another list of new word... #38196
08/10/01 10:36 AM
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a word for the brief yet sickening moments of anticipation that occur between stubbing your toe and actually feeling the pain involved?

Atonement?


Re: yet another list of new word... #38197
08/10/01 11:27 AM
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a word for the brief yet sickening moments of anticipation that occur between stubbing your toe and actually feeling the pain involved?

or antipipaintion?
Rod



Re: yet another list of new word... #38198
08/10/01 11:38 AM
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I telecrastinate all the time. Doncha know if you don't let the phone ring AT LEAST twice, you will get cut off as soon as you pick it up? Protracted ringing makes the connection much much more reliable. It is, like, common sense, folks...



Re: Words that ought to be .. #38199
08/11/01 12:20 AM
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the propensity -- found chiefly among males -- for using the remote control to flip through *all the channels
covered by a simple phrase rather than some obscure neologism. The phrase is common sense

I disagree. The phrase is actually "commitment phobia," sometimes manifested in other, non-TV areas of life

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Re: Words that ought to be .. #38200
08/11/01 05:49 PM
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[edit]And my MEMBERship just came in!

May your lations be thoroughly gratuled, nancyk - I hope it puts a on your face!


Re: yet another list of new word... #38201
08/15/01 12:51 PM
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rodward: It is supposedly the winners of a competition in a New York magazine (I suggest we set our under cover NY agents on the task of determining which)...

Piece o' cake. That would be New York magazine


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