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Old 04-12-2006, 12:04 AM   #286
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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?
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Old 04-12-2006, 12:09 AM   #287
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Old 04-12-2006, 12:14 AM   #288
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Old 04-12-2006, 12:14 AM   #289
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Old 04-12-2006, 12:21 AM   #291
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Old 04-12-2006, 03:26 AM   #292
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i thought 'can' was a word for toilet, in which case....

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Old 04-12-2006, 05:07 AM   #293
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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.
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Old 04-12-2006, 06:21 AM   #294
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yep that's right - spelt "apeth" though
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Old 04-12-2006, 07:46 AM   #295
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Old 04-12-2006, 07:56 AM   #296
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at least not one in English....

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?)

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oops, didnt know i was using south african slang. how bad of me. 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!

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Old 04-12-2006, 10:52 AM   #297
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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.
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:55 AM   #298
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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.
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:44 AM   #299
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yep that's right - spelt "apeth" though
the etymology dictionary i used spelt it 'apoth'.
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I think apoth is Lancashire, apeth is Yorkshire (I'm from Yorkshire...)

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