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LanguageSponge
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 Message 2793 of 3740
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 2794 of 3740
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 2795 of 3740
15 December 2012 at 4:29pm | IP Logged 
>When you check HTLAL's "active topics" way more often than Facebook.
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 Message 2796 of 3740
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 2797 of 3740
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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 Message 2798 of 3740
17 December 2012 at 12:00pm | IP Logged 
When you've just come home from 苏州 (Sūzhōu) and had a really great time there marvelling
at the beauty of the place. While there, you go into a shop and look at all the DVDs,
which are obviously all copies and you get 15 DVDs for less than 1500元 and they all
work! But that's not what you're happy about. You're happy about the fact that they all
have Simplified and Traditional Chinese subtitles :D


Jack

Edited by LanguageSponge on 17 December 2012 at 12:18pm

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 Message 2799 of 3740
17 December 2012 at 12:43pm | IP Logged 
Did you just mean 150rmb instead of 1500?
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 Message 2800 of 3740
17 December 2012 at 1:34pm | IP Logged 
It makes your day when you learn how to say "power-assisted steering" in your target language, even though you will probably never need to use this term in real life.

Edited by beano on 17 December 2012 at 1:34pm



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