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espejismo
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 Message 2785 of 3735
12 December 2012 at 8:08pm | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:

we sometimes included some modern characters like на златом крыльце сидели мишки гамми, том и
джерри :D (no idea about мишки гамми, i missed something i guess)


It's probably this Disney cartoon that
aired in 92-93, at least in Russia. Its theme song is among my earliest childhood memories.
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Tamise
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 Message 2786 of 3735
12 December 2012 at 8:38pm | IP Logged 
The French one (which I came across recently when watching a French adaptation of an Agatha Christie novel) is:

Am, stram, gram,
Pic et pic et colégram,
Bour et bour et ratatam,
Am, stram, gram.

Edited by Tamise on 12 December 2012 at 8:43pm

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Josquin
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 Message 2787 of 3735
12 December 2012 at 9:07pm | IP Logged 
LanguageSponge wrote:
I forgot, but I'm reasonably sure "ene mene Miste" is specific to Bavaria, or at least, I've only ever heard it sung there - I think the one for Niedersachsen goes something like -

Ene mene Mopel,
wer frisst Popel,
süß und saftig,bläh bläh bläh I've forgotten the rest.

Is there a Hochdeutsch version?

I only know "Ene, mene, miste" and I'm from North Rhine-Westphalia, so this is the High German version.
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LanguageSponge
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 Message 2788 of 3735
13 December 2012 at 4:49am | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd when you sit here for half an hour looking through the
above rhymes and learning them, even though you'll never study some of the languages
above. And will use them in class to make the kids laugh yet again today.

Jack
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Mani
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 Message 2789 of 3735
13 December 2012 at 8:53am | IP Logged 
Josquin wrote:
LanguageSponge wrote:
I forgot, but I'm reasonably sure "ene mene Miste" is specific to Bavaria, or at least, I've only ever heard it sung there - I think the one for Niedersachsen goes something like -

Ene mene Mopel,
wer frisst Popel,
süß und saftig,bläh bläh bläh I've forgotten the rest.

Is there a Hochdeutsch version?

I only know "Ene, mene, miste" and I'm from North Rhine-Westphalia, so this is the High German version.


I'm from Saxony-Anhalt and know both. :) The second one goes:

Ene mene mopel,
wer frisst Popel,
süß und saftig,
eine Mark und achtzig,
eine Mark und zehn
und du musst gehn.
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 Message 2790 of 3735
15 December 2012 at 4:29pm | IP Logged 
>When you check HTLAL's "active topics" way more often than Facebook.
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Teango
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 Message 2791 of 3735
15 December 2012 at 9:46pm | IP Logged 
stifa wrote:
When you check HTLAL's "active topics" way more often than Facebook

Or even worse, when HTLAL's "Active Topics" IS your browser's homepage! ;)
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Jellitto
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 Message 2792 of 3735
16 December 2012 at 2:21pm | IP Logged 
...when youre angry because theres a blizzard outside and when you were walking with your dog, your mother has opened the smaller window in your room and when you have come back you have noticed that some snow has come inside, on top of your dictionaries!

...when you get even angrier when your mother argues that the damage is not that severe only because the dictionaries are only humid, not actually wet.


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