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Funko
14-11-2013, 13:12:44
http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/interactive/2013/nov/14/pain-in-the-ananas-etymology-maps

Cool stuff.

zmama
14-11-2013, 13:26:22
ooooh oooh oooh love this stuff!!! :beer:

Funko
14-11-2013, 13:40:29
Ha yeah, I knew you'd like it main reason I posted it. :beer:

zmama
14-11-2013, 14:46:47
Learned something new too! Orange is derived from Sanskirt.... :cool:

Funko
14-11-2013, 14:55:51
sans skirt? :o

zmama
14-11-2013, 15:27:30
Speeeling is my bestest thing

MDA
14-11-2013, 16:31:19
harr

MOBIUS
14-11-2013, 16:35:42
Very cool.

Came across this a while ago: https://medium.com/writers-on-writing/94ec1b9f5741

I enjoyed some cool komorebi in the Forest of Dean last weekend...:D

Funko
14-11-2013, 16:40:30
a lot of Jayus here.

zmama
14-11-2013, 16:54:28
Waldeinsamkeit! Wheeeeeee there is a word for it!!!

C.G.B. Spender
15-11-2013, 11:10:58
You can make a word for everything in German. German language is like Lego, but you can stack it higher.

The word for "Pana Poʻo" would be like
Schlüsselerinnerungsherbeiführungskopfkratzung
"Iktsuarpok" must be
Besuchsvorahnungsherausspähen

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rinderkennzeichnungs-_und_Rindfleischetikettierungs%C3%BCberwachungsauf gaben%C3%BCbertragungsgesetz

Funko
15-11-2013, 11:13:39
Would it be

Mannmitfeuerlöscherschlauchinseinenbodenmasturbier turiniert

C.G.B. Spender
15-11-2013, 11:15:20
We just say Ananas in that case

Funko
15-11-2013, 11:24:59
That explains the funny look I got in the fruit section of that German supermarket.

C.G.B. Spender
15-11-2013, 11:31:43
At least you had no Gürkchen

Funko
15-11-2013, 11:40:11
Lots of them in Reading now, so we get brilliant Nepalese food.

C.G.B. Spender
15-11-2013, 11:42:37
Nepalese food? What is that? Snow?

Funko
15-11-2013, 11:53:05
Yeti and dead climbers

zmama
15-11-2013, 13:22:45
with radish?

Funko
15-11-2013, 13:36:09
sliced with a kukhuri

zmama
15-11-2013, 14:02:12
Cuckoo!

C.G.B. Spender
15-11-2013, 16:22:09
What's that in english?

zmama
15-11-2013, 16:28:46
Nuts to you!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
20-11-2013, 07:57:18
We have a nepalese restaurant in the neighbourhood. I mean, a Nachbarschaftsnepaleserrestaurantbetrieb.

Funko
20-11-2013, 10:49:56
:lol:

Dyl Ulenspiegel
20-11-2013, 11:29:22
Holy crap, they really have a yeti!

http://www.nepal-kathmandu.at/de/1/fotos/

mr_B
20-11-2013, 12:18:40
I want a cwrw
how do you pronounce it Mobius?

The Mad Monk
21-11-2013, 00:22:22
Just like its spelled.

Funko
21-11-2013, 09:06:43
pronounced "bumming"

MOBIUS
21-11-2013, 13:02:42
I want a cwrw
how do you pronounce it Mobius?

"cooroo"

Don't listen to the haters... :p

Funko
22-11-2013, 09:43:46
I have no idea what it is.

C.G.B. Spender
23-11-2013, 17:31:41
a cwrw

zmama
23-11-2013, 17:54:28
Sounds like an Aussie drunk and singing :beer:

Funko
24-11-2013, 12:01:02
coo roo coo roo coo roo coo roo

Finn Willi (5)
24-11-2013, 14:47:50
As long as it is no Ossi...