Re: So long

Postby Coda » Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:02 pm

It definitely doesn't appear to be equivalent to "driving one UP the wall" in context. :P
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Re: So long

Postby Monocheres » Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:26 pm

Coda wrote:It definitely doesn't appear to be equivalent to "driving one UP the wall" in context. :P


I was thinking it meant something more like "a train wreck". But your rendition actually sounds plausible.... Oh, heh, I see you were being sarcastic.
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Re: So long

Postby Coda » Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:14 pm

No, no sarcasm; I explicitly said that's what it WASN'T.
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Re: So long

Postby Plasman » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:13 pm

[comes back in after a few days]

Huh? Monocheres is back?!?
YAY!!!

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Ooops! I mean -
[offers a manly platonic non-ambiguous handshake] :sweatbead:

Welcome back.

EDIT:
Maybe Anna meant that those who didn't want to own a gun would be lined up against a wall and shot? :? Or that arguing against owning a gun would be like bashing one's head against the wall? :P
If this last post seems ridiculous, please disregard it. Thank you. ;)
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Re: So long

Postby Anna » Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:19 pm

Monocheres wrote:
Anna wrote:It was very clear for me as european that a gun is an american item, and any logical reasons for not having it was a driving against the wall.


Hi Anna. I'm not sure what the expression "a driving against the wall" means. Is that a German expression?

"Gegen die Wand fahren"
You have opinions, but you can not convince someone, and the reply is ... ouch,
or...
Your acting, behavior are useless, you can spend a lot of energy but it will not help.
Well, to crash against a wall is a very hard stop.

Maybe you can imagine now in which kind of situation a german uses this term.
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Re: So long

Postby Monocheres » Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:35 pm

Ah! It must be pretty close to the English "beating your head against the wall." A frustrating activity that takes a lot of effort and causes much pain but ultimately accomplishes nothing.

Edit: Oops! I see Plasman already figured that out. Credit where credit is due and all that.

Edit 2: Although the notion of a "circular firing squad" did come to mind as well ...
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Re: So long

Postby Monocheres » Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:51 pm

Plasman wrote:[runs up and gives a big hug] :mrgreen:

Ooops! I mean -


No worries! You know, to my mind, the only straights that would really be put off by that would be those that, well ... weren't 100% sure ... if you know what I mean ... ;-)

Plasman wrote:[offers a manly platonic non-ambiguous handshake] :sweatbead:


Well ... except that you can't win that way either, you know. As you can see, any handshake with me must necessarily be ... in its own sense ... queer. ;-)

Anyway, thanks. It's good to be back.
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