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Interesting Things That You Know What You'd Like To Share On CaB
« on: December 02, 2018, 04:32:07 PM »
The Slovak word for " cunt " is " yep ".
The Slovak word for " bullshit " is " lino ".
The Slovak ( and, to an extent, Czech and Russian ) phrase for " five beers " sounds like " pet peeve ".
The Estonian phrase for 12 months sounds more or less like " cocks taste good ".
The Vietnamese phrase for a tasty sandwich, full of ham and that, what you can buy from a street vendor , sounds like " bang me " in English.
The Russian word for train station is directly related to Vauxhall, that place in London.
Dogs can't look up.
Dogs can never believe that things will look up, because they're such miserable fucking cunts. I mean, I know cats look like miserable cunts as well, but at least they'll indicate when they're not being quite so fucked off about things by purring, won't they ? There's no canine equivalent of purring. Maybe dogs will pant a bit, or get a hard on when they're a bit pleased about something, but, fucking Hell, that's a fucking stupid way to show you're happy. Fuck's sake, dogs are stupid cunts. Fucking state of 'em.
I had at least one girlfriend who said I was really fucking clever, bit of a shame about the miniscule cock and the fucking terrible shagging which made Will in that episode of " The Inbetweeners " where he has a go at shagging Kate Robbins' daughter look like a red- hot combination of Casanova, Warren Beatty and Robin Askwith in the " Confessions " films.

Interesting stuff, eh ?
Post your interesting things in this 'ere thread.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2018, 05:52:47 PM by Lisa Jesusandmarychain »

katzenjammer

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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 05:34:02 PM »
I read the other day (on reddit probably) that the word 'bear' just means 'the brown one'.  There used to be another word but silly old superstitious people were too afraid to use it believing it would conjure up the brown one who would eat them.  Or something like that.

https://www.pitt.edu/~votruba/qsonhist/bearetymologyslovakenglishwelsh.html

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 02:12:57 AM »
I read the other day (on reddit probably) that the word 'bear'...

I remember that coming up in an episode of QI.  Probably about 50% of r/todayilearned could be renamed "I just learned this from an episode of QI".

Pingers

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 01:08:13 PM »
There are loads of Danish terms for 'thank you'. But no direct equivalent of 'please'. It's like they've made up for the lack of one with a glut of the other. Tusind tak.

Norton Canes

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2018, 01:10:30 PM »
Thanks glut

Thlut

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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 01:21:17 PM »

Did you know that you've got four miles of tubing in your stomach?

Pingers

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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 01:31:49 PM »
Something I learned at work a while ago: if you have a history of firearms offences and you threaten to kill your psychiatrist's family, you will go straight to Rampton on a Section 3.

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2018, 10:29:11 PM »
Did you know that you've got four miles of tubing in your stomach?

What, just me?

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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2018, 10:37:56 PM »
Did you know that if you took every vein, artery and capillary from a human body and laid them in a straight line, you'd end up in Broadmoor?

Elderly Sumo Prophecy

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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2018, 11:34:18 PM »
Did you know that the female gibbon gestates for fourteen months?

BlodwynPig

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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2018, 12:01:59 AM »
Did you know that the female gibbon gestates for fourteen months?

and the male?

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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2018, 12:05:12 AM »
Did you know that there was no one around to watch when Jesus spent 40 days in the desert being tempted to eat rocks so we don't really know what happened.

Captain Z

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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2018, 12:05:20 AM »
Did you know there are no Dutch Elms left in Britain?

Elderly Sumo Prophecy

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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2018, 12:36:58 AM »

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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2018, 01:28:01 AM »
Did you know that there was no one around to watch when Jesus spent 40 days in the desert being tempted to eat rocks so we don't really know what happened.

A fair amount of keepy-uppy, some of it allegorical.


BlodwynPig

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« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2018, 02:43:00 AM »
Human flesh tastes like soil, teak, and velvet


Buelligan

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« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2018, 10:39:15 AM »
I was talking to a herpetoculturist yesterday, who told me that injured snakes (I didn't ask if it was all snakes, which I should have done), excrete a toxin into their own bodies from the site of an injury.  If the snake is only mildly damaged, the amount is negligible and the snake survives.  If the injury is profound, far more toxin is manufactured and the snake quickly dies.  Like a sort of evolved and natural mercy-killing.  I have no evidence that it's true but if it is, it's incredible.

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« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2018, 12:33:06 PM »
I suffer a bit from psychogenic urinary retention, otherwise known as pee-shyness.
Recently I worked out a simple trick to overcome it whenever it happens, and it's so effective I thought I'd share it with you all.
You know how musicians count-in a song before it starts to get the timing? I just do that in my head to a song that I'm familiar with, and without fail on the following beat when the music starts a stream of piss emerges (from my cock).
The one I've been using recently is the intro to DJ Shadow's Number Song, and if I'm in a hurry then any Ramones song 'll do.

BlodwynPig

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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2018, 12:37:08 PM »
I was talking to a herpetoculturist yesterday, who told me that injured snakes (I didn't ask if it was all snakes, which I should have done), excrete a toxin into their own bodies from the site of an injury.  If the snake is only mildly damaged, the amount is negligible and the snake survives.  If the injury is profound, far more toxin is manufactured and the snake quickly dies.  Like a sort of evolved and natural mercy-killing.  I have no evidence that it's true but if it is, it's incredible.

I too release a toxic sticky substance when I'm in pain. "See you at the club again, master?"

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« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2018, 11:22:25 AM »
Today, looking at a calendar in Spanish which showed phases of the moon, I saw that a waxing crescent is called creciente but a waning crescent has a different name: menguante. And then I realised that the root of the word 'crescent' is not to do with its shape, but just means 'growing' (crecer in Spanish means 'to grow').

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« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2018, 11:48:18 AM »
Fuck my hat, crescendo prolly comes from same place too (but Italian)

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« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2018, 11:50:42 AM »
Fuck my hat, crescendo prolly comes from same place too (but Italian)

The word "waxing" in this context is cognate with the German word "wachsen", which means "to grow".

Buelligan

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« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2018, 11:51:07 AM »
Fuck my hat, crescendo prolly comes from same place too (but Italian)

Crescere.  Something the Romans did for us.

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« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2018, 11:51:39 AM »
And let's not forget "croissants", which, er, grow too.

Buelligan

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« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2018, 11:53:02 AM »
Croissants are supposed to be dodgy anti-Islamic breakfast pastries, I believe.

Edit to add:  Thankfully it all seems to be a bit of a tall tale.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croissant#Culinary_legends

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« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2018, 11:56:13 AM »
increase, presumably

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« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2018, 12:27:02 PM »
And let's not forget "croissants", which, er, grow too.


Twit 2

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« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2018, 01:02:14 PM »
Today, looking at a calendar in Spanish which showed phases of the moon, I saw that a waxing crescent is called creciente but a waning crescent has a different name: menguante. And then I realised that the root of the word 'crescent' is not to do with its shape, but just means 'growing' (crecer in Spanish means 'to grow').

And this is also the reason why ‘reach a crescendo’ is such an appalling mistake to make.

icehaven

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« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2018, 02:44:22 PM »
This is fairly well-known already I expect (in fact we had a discussion about it on here a while ago) but the expression ''This is where we came in'' is from when films were played on a loop in cinemas and it was totally normal to go in halfway through and watch to the end, then from the start and leave at the point you came in. Don and Peggy used to do it on Mad Men all the time but I just thought they were late. Still can't believe it wasn't film-ruiningly annoying but the past is another country.