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Old 02-22-2008, 11:14 PM
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Yes, it's really a different world....but it's old world.

the new world is bilingual....either american/mexican or english/french

In europe, you find yourself playing a game "What language is that?"

In a restaurant, in the market or even outside of someone's walls......Spanish?, English?, Moroccan?, French?, German?, Scandanavian?, Slavic? ... lots of guessing!
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:11 AM
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XJ,

I've had a similar experience in St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, on many occasions. Can be bewildering, especially because my ear for far eastern languages isn't very good. Vietnamese? Chinese? Thai? Still, it can be fun, if chaotic.

Knackered is an interesting leftover. The Knacker was the guy who picked up old, worn out animals for disposal (read animal feed), although it originally meant saddlemaker. Hence, the Knacker's Yard. Guess, "I'm knackered" came into the language to mean worn out, tired, falling down.

Shambles is another example; there's a fairly common English expression, "It's a bloody shambles." Well, I guess, the shambles was the abattoir or slaughterhouse.

Thus far the word from today's trivia collection.

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CJ,
What about "wanker"? Can you give us a lesson on that one
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:45 AM
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George,
Just a stand-in comment from a dyed-in-the-wool wanker, while the Academics do their research. (I'd love to know too mate, now that you've raised the issue).
Meanwhile see 'ambidextrous'.
Hahaha. Good onya GJB.
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:56 AM
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George, Jeff,

Not a problem. Picture the inside of an old pub within hearing of Bow Bells in London. One yob turns to another and yells out over the din, "Dgya see 'im, Charley? Bloody two handed wanker just poured my pint down his neck."

Nothing to it .

But if you REALLY want to know, go here: Wanker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Old 02-23-2008, 11:15 AM
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Great! Hilarious! Funny stuff Jef and CJ. This thread gets funnier all the time! I love the Wikipedia entry. It even shows a hand gesture!
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Old 02-24-2008, 04:02 AM
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Okay you wankers....time to quit hi jacking my paella post and get back to the pan.
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XJ,

Humble apologies from Canuckland. No more jacking, hi or otherwise. Paella looks absolutely mouth watering. You da man.

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Old 02-24-2008, 06:28 AM
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CJ

That's the kit I'm going to bring to your bread bash. We'll cook one just like it!

And don't worry, if it's a long winter
...I can still do them in the snow!

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Beautiful! Looks just like I remember.
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