WELCOME to Monday, November 23, 2015.
10 Weird, Wonderful and Unusual Words in Other Languages…..
1. The French have the phrase ‘l’esprit d’escalier’, which translates to spirit of the staircase. This is used to describe the precise moment a person comes up with a clever retort to an embarrassing insult.
2. In Chinese if you tell a man they are ‘dai lu maozi’, meaning “he wears the green hat”, it means that his wife is sleeping with someone else.
3. It’s weird that English doesn’t have words for the German ‘vorgestern’ [the day before yesterday] and ‘ubermorgen’ [the day after tomorrow].
4. A favorite word, and not for its literal meaning, is the Spanish ‘puente’ meaning bridge. Unlike ourselves, the Spanish hold their bank holidays on a Tuesday so that Monday will, on most occasions, be treated as a bridge day [an extra day of holiday] ensuring a four day weekend.
5. Another favourite is ‘faire du leche-vitrines’ which literally means ‘to lick the windows’ and translates as window-shopping in France.
6. The German word ‘luftkissenfahrzeug’. The literal translation being ‘air cushion vehicle’, but to you and I it is the simple ‘hovercraft’.
7. In Cyprus, the instrument used to remove staples from paper is termed a ‘petalouda’, literally translated into ‘butterfly’.
8. In Japanese, ‘amakudari’, literally translates as descent from heaven, describes the phenomenon of being employed by a firm in an industry one has previously, as a government bureaucrat, been involved in regulating.
9. The Spanish for handcuffs: ‘esposas’, mi esposa means ‘my wife’. So ‘mi esposa, mis esposas’ means ‘my wife, my handcuffs’.
10. There are a few more interesting German words such as ‘handschuhschneeballwerfer’, which literally means somebody, who wears gloves to throw snow balls. It is used in general for all cowards.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Have a great Monday and whatever you do,
don’t forget to LAUGH IT UP! Peace, I am outta here, Eucman!
“During the debate the other night, Marco Rubio said, ‘We need more welders and less philosophers.’ Graduates with a philosophy degree were so furious, they got on their parents’ computers and wrote angry emails.” -Conan O’Brien
“A new study came out this week, which showed that the cities of Portland and Seattle have the highest percentage of single women over 40 living with cats. It goes without saying that they also lead the nation in frozen yogurt shops, Zumba classes, and crying.” -James Corden
“After one of Google’s self-driving cars was pulled over this weekend, the company released a statement touting that the cars have the human equivalent of 90 years behind the wheel. Which also explains why the left blinker was on for 17 miles.” -Seth Meyers
G U A R A N T E D T O M A K E Y O U L A F F….
Now that the metric system is in wide use all over the world, we can see why American have not adopted it:
A miss is as good as 1.6 kilometers.
Put your best .3 of a meter forward.
Spare the 5.03 meters and spoil the child.
Twenty-eight grams of prevention is worth 453 grams of cure.
Give a man 2.5 centimeters and he’ll take 1.6 kilometers.
Peter Piper picked 8.8 liters of pickled peppers.
Thursday’s Movie Trivia of the day!‘ What movie is this quote from??? ‘Thou art a subject of the divine, created in the image of man, by the masses, for the masses.”
Answer: THX 1138! Produced by Francis Ford Coppola and written and directed by George Lucas.
Monday Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? ‘So what are you saying? That there’s no God, but there’s you?’
Thursday’s Quizzler is……….
Can you determine the professions/jobs described below? Each clue is an anagram of the answer.
1. Stamp on
2. For trees
3. Remit sin
4. Menial cop
5. Court poser
Two Words (first word is “a” or “the”)
6. Dints teeth
7. He tots income
8. Sit, chat, pay, sir
9. I seen at birth cot
10. Their art’s caustic
11. Spirit shaper
12. Poles gather a report
Bonus (two jobs, middle word is “and”)
13. Mass dress alteration
ANSWER: 1. Postman 2. Forester 3. Minister 4. Policeman 5. Prosecutor 6. The dentist 7. The economist 8. A psychiatrist
9. The obstetrician 10. The caricaturists 11. Parish priest 12. Telegraph operators 13. Seamstress and tailor
Monday’s Quizzler is……….
As you are reading this message, you will notice some spelling errors. Do not be frigtened, however. This is how you must anelyze:
First, find al of the missing, repeated, or incorrect letters.
Second, alow yurself to look at these and look at the wword that is represinted.
Finally, tell me a numbur that most commonnly is associated with the word.
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