Interesting Words (moved from Games)

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Eruditulus — a cuter way to say semidoctus.
 

Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
I do say 'fanny', but only as a Britishism. I didn't realize it had so vulgar a meaning in the UK, but don't English people just use it = 'rump' also?
 

Terry S.

Quaestor
Staff member
I've never heard it used in Britain or Ireland that way. fanny = vulva
 

Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
Wow, man. 26 yeers auld, an' I dinnae ken!
 

Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
Do you guys use the term 'fanny pack'?
 

Terry S.

Quaestor
Staff member
No, but I'd say most people are aware of the term from US TV etc. To my ear 'fanny pack' sounds like a dressing after a procedure in the GUM clinic.
 

Terry S.

Quaestor
Staff member
'Fanny' and its synonym 'fud' are also used as insults against men. Listen out for Scottish children's reaction when they hear of the Bugs Bunny character Elmer Fudd for the first time.
 

Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
Zounds!
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
"Sangita", a Sanskrit word for "song" that looks like a cognate of song to the untrained eye. However, the word "song" comes from PIE *sengʷʰ-, and Old Grimm shows that [gʷʰ] becomes [gh] in Sanskrit, not [g] or [ǵ]. I suddenly was enlightened that this is a gloriously coincidental compound of "saṃ-", "together", and "gita", song, like the Bhagavad-Gita.
 

Tironis

Civis Illustris

Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
"Callooh! Callay!" he chortled in his joy.
Some pretty freaky stuff. I made this post and then later that night (at work) my lad Kenny says to me,
"O frabjous day." out of the blue! 'n I says,
"Were we talking about that recently, that you said it?"
'n he says,
"No, it's just my favorite part."
I finished out the line & we bonded as only two yung boyz can do. (and I'm not talking about the porta-potties).
 

Bitmap

Civis Illustris
And in Germany I think it's called a body bag.
No, we call it belt bag.

I think there actually was a joke with Germans who didn't understand what a body bag was ... or even a news headline -- but I forgot what it was.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
In French it's a banana bag.
 

Terry S.

Quaestor
Staff member
Sac des bananes?
 
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