Nikolaus Tag - St. Nicholas' Day

Postby Anna » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:27 pm

December 6th
Nikolaustag.
St. Nicholas' Day
(just found)
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Re: Nikolaus Tag - St. Nicholas' Day

Postby Coda » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:46 pm

Is it sad that the thing that jumps out at me most is that his hand in his pocket looks like pi turned upside down?
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Re: Nikolaus Tag - St. Nicholas' Day

Postby Nick » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:28 pm

I lol'd

Well played, Anna. Did you draw that?
It's short for Nicole.
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Re: Nikolaus Tag - St. Nicholas' Day

Postby Anna » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:06 am

Nick wrote:I lol'd

Well played, Anna. Did you draw that?

No!
I've got not enough fantasy for this.

I have found it in a german forum, probably a scan from a typical cartoon christmas card
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Re: Nikolaus Tag - St. Nicholas' Day

Postby Idiot Glee » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:11 am

Anna wrote:I've got not enough fantasy for this.


Let me guess, the German word for fantasy (fantasie?) has a double meaning as imagination?
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Re: Nikolaus Tag - St. Nicholas' Day

Postby Anna » Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:51 am

Idiot Glee wrote:
Anna wrote:I've got not enough fantasy for this.


Let me guess, the German word for fantasy (fantasie?) has a double meaning as imagination?

I HATE THIS STUFF!
bwaaaaah.............
Always wrong words, is it your english? Or is it my german?
And how about the british english and the american english?
#_@
Next time I'm writing nur noch in deutsch, you can use google translations, mal sehen what will it tell you?
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Ahm, Fantasie is imaganition, (or so???)
Fantasy is in german "Fantasy".
We do understand it as "fantasy" novels or "fantasy" films, oops, ahm = movies, (as you americans say to it)

"Ich habe nicht genügend Fantasie" and not "Ich habe nicht genügend Fantasy [books and/or movies]"
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Re: Nikolaus Tag - St. Nicholas' Day

Postby Idiot Glee » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:53 am

Usted hables ingles bien, yo hablo aleman malismo. (and my Spanish is horrible too)

To be fair, I really need to go back to studying German, I'm completely hopeless at translating anything beyond instruction manuals. You know very good English, but it's clearly your second language; I just had a theory about a false cognate that was bugging me.*

*If this seems odd, my dad is a medieval language scholar, I inherited a bit of his linguistic obsession.
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Re: Nikolaus Tag - St. Nicholas' Day

Postby Nick » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:30 am

Anna wrote:
Idiot Glee wrote:
Anna wrote:I've got not enough fantasy for this.


Let me guess, the German word for fantasy (fantasie?) has a double meaning as imagination?

I HATE THIS STUFF!
bwaaaaah.............


-.-

Don't worry Anna, your writing was more than clear enough.
It's short for Nicole.
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Re: Nikolaus Tag - St. Nicholas' Day

Postby Plasman » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:19 am

Yeah, it's fine Anna. We usually get your general meaning! :mrgreen: Remember, there are many people who speak English every day who still manage to make mistakes - doesn't help that English is kinda screwed up as far as the rules are concerned.

Also, thanks for sharing the comic. I guess he has to have a lot of room for fluids, since almost every family in the Western world leaves out milk and cookies for him (he saves the cookies for the reindeer).
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Re: Nikolaus Tag - St. Nicholas' Day

Postby Sinosaur » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:35 am

I don't know about anyone else, but I love it when people use words that don't quite fit in the normal spot, so long as they still actually work. There's something fun about breaking with the normal conventions of language in ways that still allow people to communicate.

So, Anna, don't be upset if you can't just type out everything perfectly how native English speakers do, because you have an official stamp of Sinosaur Approval for your way with words. I hear those are really valuable in some parts of the world, but I haven't found them, yet.
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