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2005-02-09 [Kayne]: *Pokes*
2005-02-09 [Amtharnis]: Sounds like kayne is abel.
2005-02-09 [Kayne]: Abel?
2005-02-09 [iippo]: Why does kayne sound abel?! O.O I think I gets it. Darling, I'll tell you what uber is if you tell me what abel is.
2005-02-09 [Amtharnis]: Abel sounds like able, and in the bible Abel was Cain's brother. So it is a play on words able->abel->kayne->cain. Now tell me about Adam and Uber.
2005-02-09 [iippo]: ^_^ I just love the way your brain works. Uber is german, it means very. So if something is uber cool, it is very cool. But then uber and cool wanted to go their separate ways (they didn't have enough time for each other but I don't think that was the real reason) and cool returned to his solitarity (sometimes appearing under the alias coo') and uber began her life as a solo-act.
2005-02-09 [Amtharnis]: Funny, that is exactly what those scientists said. Oh, I always thought Uber was the buxom, German house-maid who came round to your house and did the vacuum cleaning. Another fantasy destroyed by fact :S Do you happen to know what the german word for vacuum cleaner is. I remember doing German in school for one semester and that the word for vacuum cleaner was very funny ^^
2005-02-09 [Amtharnis]: Back to Uber - not the house-maid Uber - kayne would be uber abel.
2005-02-09 [iippo]: I dunno about no vacuum cleaner, but the murderer who was captured in the kangaroo-cage that was covered with a cloth is a very uber word. I never did german. Luckily. It is not very friendly on the ears, that language. Nor the face, if the person speaking it is right in front of you and speaking very eagerly, you are going to need some kind of protection against splatter.
2005-02-09 [Amtharnis]: There is an interesting program on television at the moment called the Adventure of English. It is a funny thing, that proto-English was brought to England by germanic tribes, and then these tribes were invaded by Norsemen who spoke French, which is not that unbelievable for it sounds a lot like something a few Swedes I know would probably do - "Hey, wouldn't it be funny if we invaded England and spoke French." I believe they also tried to invade Ireland speaking Spainish, but the Irish started speaking Russian and so it got cancelled out.
2005-02-09 [Amtharnis]: Anyway, French was actually the official language of England for some time, and I was surprised to learn how many french words there are in the English language.
2005-02-09 [iippo]: Yeah. French are pretty much to blame with all the anomalities in the English language. But why french-speakin
2005-02-09 [Amtharnis]: well, before they invaded England, the Normans went and had their hair cut. It was such a bad hair cut and they were so embarassed that when they arrived in England they pretended to be French - no one would take any notice of the French having funny hair cuts, but they would really make fun of you if you were a Norman. Have a look at the pictures of the Normans if you want to see how bad a haircut it was.
2005-02-09 [Amtharnis]: That is also how they won the Battle of the Hastings - the Saxons couldn't stop laughing long enough. Have you ever tried to swing a gruddy great axe when you are splitting your sides with laughter?
2005-02-09 [iippo]: If only the smart-but-hope
2005-02-09 [Amtharnis]: Cockney Finnish would be very interesting to hear.
2005-02-10 [iippo]: I once asked a British guy what is the London-accent called, and he said "cocky"... Love it! He tried to fix his blunder later, but I said 'nope, cocky it is'. There is a finnish cocky accent, though...
2005-02-10 [Amtharnis]: I suggest you don't run around London asking where the cockies are though. In Australia you would get away with it, because everyone would assume you meant cockatoos.
2005-02-10 [iippo]: *had to google 'cockatoo' to understand* Well, I'll run around in Birmingham asking that, they'll love it... ^_^ What would I not get away with in Australia?
2005-02-11 [Amtharnis]: Well, that is one way to get attention from the locals. Um, in Australia, you'd probably get a similar reaction if you went around telling everyone you were Randy. Randy is a name in America, but few people are given it as a christian name in Australia. People wouldn't blink an eye at you though if you said you felt like a cocky on a biscuit tin.