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jasmina 04-12-2006 12:04 AM

hmmm well if he / she were Scottish, it would mean to know yourself... or is that "to ken" ... um yeah so maybe not.
Ok mr. Jigglerish, show yourself. Are ye laughing by any chance?

Hyakujo's Fox 04-12-2006 12:09 AM

desultory

jasmina 04-12-2006 12:14 AM

sultry

trisherina 04-12-2006 12:14 AM

revenant

jasmina 04-12-2006 12:16 AM

vodka

Jack Flanders 04-12-2006 12:21 AM

tequila (OLE!)

craig johnston 04-12-2006 03:26 AM

i thought 'can' was a word for toilet, in which case....

:eek:

karma_queen 04-12-2006 05:07 AM

might interest the etymology geeks....

for as long as i can remember, my grandfather has always said 'you great apoth!', or 'you daft apoth' if we did something silly.

whilst bored at work yesterday, i realised that i didn't know what an apoth actually is. after some googling, turns out that apoth is a northern contraction of 'halfpenny's worth'. commonly used in the north of england in the 1800s, it implies that you're not worth very much.

jasmina 04-12-2006 06:21 AM

yep that's right - spelt "apeth" though

jasmina 04-12-2006 07:46 AM

effervescent

micjiggles 04-12-2006 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dinzdale
at least not one in English.... :rolleyes:


yeah, not in english...but in other languages? definately not afrikaans.
does schadenfreude exist in other languages?

talking about afrikaans: great word = kameelperd ('camel horse'). means giraffe. (is the word from dutch descent?)

...

oops, didnt know i was using south african slang. how bad of me. :D to cann yourself: direct translation: to piss yourself. which means, yes: to laugh very hard. sorry about that.

and it is miss jiggles, thank you very much!

Hyakujo's Fox 04-12-2006 10:52 AM

The thing is see, so many people have been talking about schadenfreude being a notable word without an equivalent word in English, that schadenfreude has actually become a word in English.

micjiggles 04-12-2006 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hyakujo's Fox
The thing is see, so many people have been talking about schadenfreude being a notable word without an equivalent word in English, that schadenfreude has actually become a word in English.

cool, didn't know that. :rolleyes:

karma_queen 04-12-2006 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jasmina
yep that's right - spelt "apeth" though

the etymology dictionary i used spelt it 'apoth'.

jasmina 04-12-2006 12:00 PM

I think apoth is Lancashire, apeth is Yorkshire (I'm from Yorkshire...)

;)


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