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12"razormix 03-06-2006 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zatoichi
I will claim if challenged that mine is a more West German idiom, while "Vorsprung" smacks dangerously of those DDR commies, but I digress.

just a side note: vorsprung means lead or head start (not leap).

Hyakujo's Fox 03-06-2006 10:54 AM

désobligeante (music) an indication that a passage should be played in an intrusive manner over a young couple's table in an Italian restaurant in order to extract a fee from an increasingly frustrated gentleman.

Zatoichi 03-06-2006 01:52 PM

Quote:

just a side note: vorsprung means lead or head start (not leap).

Languages do not map 1:1 in terms of meaning, here for example are a dozen definitions for "Vorsprung", together with some discussion on usage.

German is built on the compounding of words, and "vor" + "springen" bring connotations above and beyond the best transliteration of the resulting compound.

All of this notwithstanding, I do stand corrected on the source of our quote. "Vorsprung durch Technik" is not some May Day slogan, it's Audi's advertising tagline in Germany and the UK these days.

PS -- this digression constitutes my second, alternate, backup definition for désobligeante.

Coffee 03-06-2006 01:55 PM

désobligeante v.

The act of bailing out of an obligation or promise in response to a higher priority obligation.

My Dearest Blanche,

It is with great sorrow that I must inform you of my need to désobligeante our date this Saturday. The tentative, but critical, meeting I had mentioned earlier is in fact going to occur on Saturday rather than Sunday, and I must attend.

Yours,
M

Brynn 03-06-2006 06:11 PM

Murray, please - no need to stand on ceremony with me, darling. "Désobligeante" is what we call "cancel" here in the South, and nobody "désobligeantes" little ol' Blanche. I know for a fact you're meeting Natalie for drinks because she was bragging about it for hours over bridge this morning. Please tell that little cat that she can go looking for her nightly cream elsewhere and that you are previously engaged.
Looking forward to us,
Blanche

Coffee 03-06-2006 07:29 PM

My Dearest Blanche,

Your characterization of Madame Natalie as a cat is indeed stunningly accurate and you may rest assured that, if she is spreading rumors of a tyrst between herself and I, it is for her own nefarious ends and is of no concern of mine, nor should the meowing of a cat concern genteel refined members of society such as ourselves. Put her catish behaviour out of your head as the concern is not worthy of causing a furrow upon your fair brow. I swear to you that I would'st rather face a cannonode of Yankee chain shot than désobligeante a social engagement with your charming and demure self, unless it were a matter of critical and extreme importance. This business meeting is indeed that important...and could affect any future you and I might have together. I assure you, I désobligeante for us and our long term good, though the act sting us both in the short term. I can not speak further of this now as the matter is one of extreme delicacy for many. All will be revealed in the fullness of time.

Truly yours most faithfully,
M

dinzdale 03-06-2006 07:40 PM

Can somebody judge this shite anytime soon? :(

Coffee 03-06-2006 09:38 PM

plz...before the Murray and Blanche soap opera gets any worse. :o

Master_Jedi 03-06-2006 10:30 PM

ay, i am sorry, i had forgotten tee hee hee. well anywho make a long story, ummm whats the word, short? ya thats it, i will leave now, NO WAIT, i cant i have to judge well ok here we go


the reality award goes to the umm website i got it from, and it means bum bum bummmmmmm, a carriage for one passenger.
surprising huh? well anywho, to move on

Since dinzdale and hyakujo's fox both did musical terms, i have to group them so dinzdale's was
"désobligeante music.

Musical direction for guitar where the stings are pressed up on the third and fifth frets and bent to produce a sustained tremolo. This technique is not to be confused with the blues guitar playing style of Stevie Ray Vaughan, as it in no way adds depth or emotion, and is merely used as a device in combination with staccato riffing as instrumental backing.
Commonly heard on soundtracks of 1980s pornography.

Editor's Note:
During the scene in Behind the Green Door where Marilyn Chambers is surprised by the black man in his white jumpsuit, you can distinctly hear perfect desobligeante
Boww-woww-chikka-chikka-bowww-ooww-chikka-chikka-owww-waaah
apparently. "


and Hyakujo's wasdésobligeante (music) an indication that a passage should be played in an intrusive manner over a young couple's table in an Italian restaurant in order to extract a fee from an increasingly frustrated gentleman.

i love dinzdale's humor, so as it is, dinzdale wis the made the judge fall out of his chair laughing award and Hyakujo's gets well, ermmmm, nothing.. :)


DDDRUM, well his definition, i dont know, it's just, yea.... so he gets the i cant think of an award name award for désobligeante n. - (1) an action to which the only proper response is to drop trou and waggle one's buttocks at the perpetrator.
(2) the act of aggressively waggling one's naked buttocks at another person.
(3) an impromptu social interaction in which two people waggle their bare bottoms at each other with rapidly escalating vigor. Widely interpreted as a sort of spontaneous dance, it is in fact one of the more beautiful rituale des ausdruckes surviving from our nascent Indo-European tribal roots.

And if you think I'm kidding, get a load of THESE! :eek:



Zatoichi, well he gets 2 awards, cuz i said, and they are the lazy bimbo award and the took the judge 30 minutes to find the definition, and still can't find it award for Quote:
Parsec -- ein aus dem Sanskrit übernommenes Wort (s.a. Parsik, Barszhek) für das vorgestellte, selbsgebildete, dennoch nie erreichbare entgültige Ergebnis des Fortschritts; in der heutigen Umgangsprache bezieht es sich hauptsächlich auf das aus Technologie or Technik erzogene Fortschritt.



Well, the medium was the message, so you are in on the joke. However, that said, there had been some quasi-Kraut banter about here and "Fortschritt durch Technik". Actually, having paused here to review the bidding, I see that there was a play made at "Vorsprung durch Technik", the latter meaning "A Leap Forward through/thanks to Technology", whereas the former means "Progress through..."

I will claim if challenged that mine is a more West German idiom, while "Vorsprung" smacks dangerously of those DDR commies, but I digress.

>>Parsec -- a word adopted from the Sanskrit (see also Parsik, Barszhek) for the imagined, self-created, nevertheless never achievable final result of Progress; in today's vernacular it refers mainly to progress achieved through technical or technologic means."

PS -- the foregoing weasely defense is my entry for désobligeante.


hee hee, Brynn gets u might want to plan better award for her entry of désobligeante - ungrateful; surly

Xfox gets the totally surprised the judge and made me laugh award for désobligeante reason to open the can of woop ass.

Kaskeens gets the stop watching the sitcom re-runs award for désobligeante-the art of/or timing of being able to deliver desi arnez type quotes and/or comic relief. The most typical of these could be easily described with one of the most famous désobligeante's "Lucy.. you got some splanin to dooooo!"

Marcus Bales gets the well ermm the foreign language award for désobligeante -- Moroccan slang that translates roughly as "the cat's ass"

Trisherina gets the ever so wonderful confused the judge at first, and made him like go "huh" award for désobligeante: Clinical term for an adult who is a net drain on his or her support system.

Coffee get's the wondering if he was insulting the judge award for désobligeante v.

The act of bailing out of an obligation or promise in response to a higher priority obligation.

My Dearest Blanche,

It is with great sorrow that I must inform you of my need to désobligeante our date this Saturday. The tentative, but critical, meeting I had mentioned earlier is in fact going to occur on Saturday rather than Sunday, and I must attend.

Yours,
M





12" gets the ever so coveted and envied second place award and the probably needs it for themselves award for
désobligeante, n.

a ridiculously high priced French deodorant, the application of which is not really necessary (i.e. completely redundant) since it contains neither antiperspirant nor pleasing fragrance



and FIRST PLACE, and the made the judge crap his pants award goes tooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooo wait for it, wait for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its coming folks, DAVERBEE!!!!!!!!!

for désobligeante

Bullfighting term in which the Matador admits that the bull won, cuts off his own ear and presents it to the bull, and impales himself on his own sword.

12"razormix 03-07-2006 06:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zatoichi
German is built on the compounding of words, and "vor" + "springen" bring connotations above and beyond the best transliteration of the resulting compound.

thank you for bringing that to my attention! i must have missed it when i googled "vorsprung" :D

daverbee 03-07-2006 10:25 AM

Wow...the definitions I spend two days agonizing over get nothing and the ones I make up on the spur of the moment win........huh!

OK, new word:

kathenotheism

Marcus Bales 03-07-2006 12:35 PM

kathenotheism -- a religion of the Kathen people, a pre-Islamic semi-nomadic ethnic group indigenous to the Kathen region of what is now southern China north of Tibet, the faith embodies the principles of a self-sufficient social group. Its two primary principles of Siari (Competition) and Maristia (Hospitality) ensure the society’s progress through competition, and its survival through co-operation. Additional notions such as Nong (honor) and Bedel (retribution) are open to interpretation as the social needs and the collective perception of the group change with regard to circumstances.

Zatoichi 03-07-2006 07:40 PM

kathenotheism -- The worship of the Ice Goddess, Katarina Witt. I don't know what linguistic quirk it is that makes things from Cambridge "Cantabridgian", but it's the same route as from Katarina to Kathena. Makes the eggheads feel smarter, I guess. Anyway, it's a darn fine cult, especially on the full and new moon when w... they get naked and paint themselves blue and frolic in the heath.

Marcus Bales 03-07-2006 09:39 PM

It's a darn fine cult
It's a get-naked cult
And forever in breezes they wave
They're the emblem of
Their own firm love
And Katrina's the one that they crave!

Brynn 03-07-2006 10:06 PM

kathenotheism - this is the German sect of "cathenotheism," a bizarre cult that heavily employs the use of catheters as a convenient way to cleanse/purify the "body as temple." Followers adhere to a strict regimen of 16 8-oz. glasses of a mixture of water and cranberry juice a day at prescribed hours, not only using a portable catheter and bag to simplify elimination needs, but utilizing it and its contents as elements of worship in rituals. The Kathenotheists differ in one aspect from Cathenotheists - the water must be purified and the cranberry juice unsweetened.
Bit O' Trivia: the inventor of the "Stadium Pal" is also one of the founding members of cathenotheism.


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