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by Dunkeld
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Ask the Wordwizard Archive
Topic: brass tacks
Replies: 2
Views: 1656

Re: brass tacks

Jonathon Green wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 1996 7:00 am

If slang lexicograopher Eric Partridge is correct, then so too is the suggestion that brass tacks is indeed rhyming slang for 'facts'.
Let us not forget:

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.
by Dunkeld
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 8
Views: 2728

Re: Happy Christmas!

Bella Festas daz Nadal! :)
by Dunkeld
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria
Replies: 3
Views: 1148

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria

Maybe Benjamin Franklin did not say so after all ... “In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.” — Benjamin Franklin Who wouldn’t want to believe that one of America’s most important founding fathers — especially one who was known for consuming his fair share of ...
by Dunkeld
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: thunder and lightning
Replies: 4
Views: 5353

Re: thunder and lightning

Archived Reply wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:46 am
Isn't there a natural rhythm to many of these non-reversible couplets?
I think so!
It is the rhythm!

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Btw: Nobody in Germany ever says: "Donner und Blitzen!" :mrgreen:
by Dunkeld
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: United Kingdom (UK)
Replies: 5
Views: 2808

Re: United Kingdom (UK)

And another question:
If Scotland leaves, what will become of the Union Jack?
Will the blue-and-white Saint Andrew's Cross have to be taken out?

8)
by Dunkeld
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: United Kingdom (UK)
Replies: 5
Views: 2808

United Kingdom (UK)

The United Kingdom seems set to leave the EU.
I won't comment on that ....

I have another thought or question:
Should Scotland ever leave the United Kingdon, what will the new name be then?
Just Kingdom (K)?
by Dunkeld
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: Most-hated pet names for female partners revealed
Replies: 13
Views: 22991

Re: Most-hated pet names for female partners revealed

CrazyRom wrote:
Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:32 pm
I will print this list
So will I! :D
by Dunkeld
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 9
Views: 5104

Re: How old are you?

One might ask: "How old were you when man landed on the moon?"
Or: "How old were you when the Berlin Wall came down?"
by Dunkeld
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Very thirsty
Replies: 5
Views: 4898

Re: Very thirsty

Something else comes to my mind.

Thursday and thirsty sound slightly simular in English.
Donnerstag and durstig sound quite different in Standard German.

But in my own dialect these two words are completely the same:
Durschdi = Thursday and durschdi = thirsty.
by Dunkeld
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Problems understanding film and TV dialogue
Replies: 16
Views: 10279

Re: Problems understanding film and TV dialogue

I suspect that often the actors are told to speak that way. Because it is supposed to be so "natural". :roll:
But I can do without that "natural" talk. :)
I prefer to be able to understand what is spoken. :)
by Dunkeld
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Problems understanding film and TV dialogue
Replies: 16
Views: 10279

Re: Problems understanding film and TV dialogue

After numerous frustrations when trying to understand what was being said in certain films and TV shows, I decided to list all the factors I could think of that might impede a viewer's comprehension. The resulting list has turned out to be surprisingly lengthy. A few of the contributing factors are...
by Dunkeld
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: A happy Christmas to all!
Replies: 4
Views: 7295

Re: A happy Christmas to all!



Nollaig chridheil!


by Dunkeld
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Are we there yet?
Replies: 4
Views: 3636

Re: Are we there yet?

I have not been to Germany since 1972, I stayed in Oberursel, visited Frankfurt of course and spent a day in Leonberg near Stuttgart, where I met the parents of a young lady who had spent a year in Wales... I am sure you understand! Yes, I do understand! :) And yes, you can call me Paul. :) About D...
by Dunkeld
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 8
Views: 2728

Re: Happy Christmas!

Phil White wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:05 pm

Have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Thank you - and same to you! :)

Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches Neues Jahr! :)