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  • ernie_lynch
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    Our international stationery man could have told you that if you’d asked him nicely.

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    Also isn’t the Welsh word for microwave Pippedy Pong?

    legend
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    wrong way round – popty ping (oven than goes ping)

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    That the Czech word for paperclip is sponky…

    highclimber
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    Also isn’t the Welsh word for microwave Pippedy Pong?

    Technically, it’s Meicrodon

    The same people who tell you that it’s popty ping will also try to convince you jellyfish is psygod wibbly wobly or Cont y Mon

    samuri
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    And the German word for windscreen wiper is ‘shlippen shlappen’

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    Polish for lips is oosta.

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    The words shlippen shlappen have just brightened up m evening

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    Technically, it’s Meicrodon

    I don’t want fact based answers!

    deadlydarcy
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    The German word for ambulance is, however Krankenwagen.

    deadlydarcy
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    Oh here’s one for you…

    Despite being possibly the sweariest English speakers, the Irish have no swear (or taboo) words in their native tongue.

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    Bless google.

    Kummerspeck (German)
    Excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon.

    samuri
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    That’s wonderful.

    German is an ace language, really logical and precise. Not like this English nonsense that invites additions from just about anywhere.

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    Haben sie ein Flammenwerfer?

    pymwymis
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    Harry, will a blow-torch do ?

    Travis
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    That you can’t sit on a fitness ball, watch the Rugby, attempt at scoring a try, whilst holding a beer in your hand without spilling it.

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    The Frenchman who invented sandals held on only by a toe strap was called Phillipe Phlop.

    Klunk
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    German is an ace language, really logical and precise. Not like this English nonsense that invites additions from just about anywhere.

    that’s why it was so easy break the enigma code and win the second world war that having to say “ahhhh panzerkampfwagen” for tank.

    Pigface
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    schlagzeug is German for drums, percussion, literal translation hitting thing ๐Ÿ˜†

    scruff9252
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    The Dutch colloquial phrase for diarrhoea is pronounced “shplatter pooping”

    cranberry
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    In Holland you can be arrested for being a pencil salesman.

    ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    potloodventer.

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    peterfile
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    In italy, “Sega” can mean that activity that men get up to when alone ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Despite being possibly the sweariest English speakers, the Irish have no swear (or taboo) words in their native tongue.

    That makes perfect sense actually. If there’s no concept of taboo words, then you’d expect liberal sweariness wouldn’t you?

    I think even if it’s not official, popty ping is quite likely to take off ๐Ÿ™‚ It certainly will in our house.

    Kipilefti – Swahili (slang) for roundabout.

    Ernie, the Czech market isn’t really my bag. No high rollers there, see. ๐Ÿ˜€

    deadlydarcy
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    That makes perfect sense actually. If there’s no concept of taboo words, then you’d expect liberal sweariness wouldn’t you?

    Well, no, not really. I probably shouldn’t have said “taboo”. There is almost no slang whatsoever. There are informal words for things like fool, or a loved one. But no slang. Nothing near as far as an absence of taboo.

    Junkyard
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    Cont y Mon

    I see what you did there

    Die Antibabypille is my favourite

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    In italy, “Sega” can mean that activity that men get up to when alone

    Playing video games?

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    Apparently it translates as “saw”, as in a sawing motion.

    So presumably he’s referring to cutting a block of wood in half.

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