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Old 10-07-08, 01:34 PM   #1
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Non-English words you like

schadenfreude

Main Entry: scha·den·freu·de
Pronunciation: \ˈshä-dən-ˌfrȯi-də\
Function: noun
Usage: often capitalized
Etymology: German, from Schaden damage + Freude joy
Date: 1895
: enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others

I like how it sounds, plus the Germans have got to have all kinds of crazy going on to come up with one word that encapsulates "cracking up when someone drops a stack of dishes".
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Old 10-07-08, 01:35 PM   #2
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berga y juevos
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Old 10-07-08, 01:36 PM   #3
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Old 10-07-08, 01:41 PM   #4
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amok - frenzied as if possessed by a demon; "the soldier was completely amuck"; "berserk with grief"; "a berserk worker smashing windows" Malay.

boondocks

(būn'dŏks')





pl.n. Slang.
  1. Wild and dense brush; jungle.
  2. Rural country; the backwoods.
[From Tagalog bundok, mountain.]

I like these, too.
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Old 10-07-08, 01:43 PM   #5
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Old 10-07-08, 01:45 PM   #6
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Old 10-07-08, 02:09 PM   #9
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Non-English words, eh?

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Old 10-07-08, 02:33 PM   #12
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Thanks, I've been practicing while admiring your mighty bass
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Was that you I saw out back by the dock?
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Old 10-07-08, 03:09 PM   #17
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pgoat, can you explain your tattoo? my chinese is very elementary.

it looks like these are the characters: 馬恋男

ma lian nan - what does that mean? hopefully there's a better meaning than the literal translation of each character: horse love man?

Also, why is written in traditional characters but is written in it's simplified form ()?
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yawn.
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pgoat, can you explain your tattoo? my chinese is very elementary.

it looks like these are the characters: 馬恋男

ma lian nan - what does that mean? hopefully there's a better meaning than the literal translation of each character: horse love man?

Also, why is written in traditional characters but is written in it's simplified form ()?
you're on the right track re: meaning. Why the inconsistency, is: tattoo on a Greek done by a Russian on e
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I like the word 朋友 (pengyou, pronounced: pung-yo).
It means friend. I often mix the word into English and refer to my friends as "my pengyou's."

Ex1: Hey, pengyou, how are you doing?
Ex2: Honey, I'll be home late tonight. I'm meeting up with some pengyou's after work.

Actually, I think there is a user on these forums with "pengyou" for a screen name.
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We've seen it before, right?
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Was that you I saw out back by the dock?
Probably, just looking for my precious.

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We've seen it before, right?
Someone needed to state the obvious, even if it's more than a few "hunnert" years old.
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Old 10-07-08, 03:35 PM   #23
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pgoat - does that mean "meow"?

I like the word meow. Cats all meow in the same language. They're gonna take over the world someday.
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Old 10-07-08, 03:43 PM   #25
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you're on the right track re: meaning. Why the inconsistency, is: tattoo on a Greek done by a Russian on e
something to do with your Chinese zodiac sign...year of the horse, perhaps?
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