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Old 05-22-01, 02:11 AM   #1
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I'm not sure if this guy is still around or not, but the word gnein has suddenly developed massive popularity at my university (don't ask me why). Now would probably be a good time to ask what it actually means.

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Old 05-22-01, 03:32 AM   #2
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Hi Chris,

If I remember rightly, he said it was a sound that him and his friend used to say to each other...I don't think it means anything... :confused:

He he...he was truely a nutter!!!

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I thought it was German for 'NO'. Ranger should know!
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I don't know the origin of the word, but a search on Google.com is interesting!

For one thing, it seems to refer to a type of agriculture practiced in Malta--so maybe Claude would know.

Does it mean "no" in German? Gno. That's "nein."
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I did a search on "gnein" not to long ago, and the first result was BikeForums.Com
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For one thing, it seems to refer to a type of agriculture practiced in Malta--so maybe Claude would know.
Jon,

i've never heard of this word before! I found the site on google too. Funny thing is that if it was a Maltese word it is grammatically incorrect too. I'll ask around, however, 'cause you got me curious!

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Servus!

Form the German-language side of the house, "gnein" sounds like a combination of "genau" (correct or exact) and "nein" (no).

I have never heard this combination before, even in some of the local dialects. "Jein" (a combination of yes and no) is commonly used to answer a question where both apply, but this combo of "gnein" makes no sense.

FYI - the last person to post on the unicycling board uses gnein as his handle.

That's my take on it. Anyone else?
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