Search found 45 matches

by Dunkeld
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: United Kingdom (UK)
Replies: 5
Views: 10137

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: 10137

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: 36216

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: 9720

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: 8527

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: 22419

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: 22419

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: 14299

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: 11393

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: 11964

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! :)
by Dunkeld
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 16663

Re: Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas

Bobinwales wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:16 pm
In Wales we have Siôn Corn
Good to know! I 'll add him to my list! :)
by Dunkeld
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: St David
Replies: 5
Views: 14438

Re: St David

I 'll do so again in 2020. :)
by Dunkeld
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Death of the apostrophe
Replies: 2
Views: 8416

Re: Death of the apostrophe

The poor apostrophe!
by Dunkeld
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 16663

Re: Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas

Now I have read about Gryla: Icelandic Christmas folklore depicts mountain-dwelling characters and monsters who come to town during Christmas. The stories are directed at children and are used to scare them into good behaviour. The folklore includes both mischievous pranksters who leave gifts during...
by Dunkeld
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Christmas Time
Replies: 5
Views: 12730

Re: Christmas Time

Happy Advent Time! :)