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Don't know how to solve an equation? No idea how to remove a bubble gum from your pants? If you've got something that can be answered with a handful of sentences, ask it here and the local internet superheroes will dive in with their capes swinging!

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User A: Q insert number here: Can some tell me what X means? Thanks!
User B: A insert the same number here: But of course. It means Y. No problem!

I actually don't have any questions at the moment, but the lack of a thread like this has been pestering me for quite a while. Maybe I can sleep my nights a little better now.
Ja vuosia myöhemmin
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2009, 11:11:45 PM »
Q1 Anybody want some puppies? One of our dogs had a litter of 8 on Sunday. I'm trying to arrange good homes for all of them before they are old enough to be separated, so we don't get the stupid urge to keep them all. I live in Louisiana so it would be a bit of a trip for any of the European's to come by and pick one up, though they are welcome.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2009, 11:37:30 PM »
Although I have no interest in getting a puppy, I am from a family whose always had a dog or three. So that's the explanation for the curiosity that is to follow: What race are they?
Ja vuosia myöhemmin
kalvas kaksikko lattialla motellin tihrustelee,
kun sama keiju katossa leijailee.
Kyselevät: "Mikä päivä nyt on?
Tiedätkö sen?"
Kuiskaten laulaa keiju:
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2009, 12:33:14 AM »
very mixed breeds. The vet couldn't tell us what either of the parents were. So now the puppies will have even more of an identity crisis.  ;) I'll try and get some pictures up to let you guys guess at what they are.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2009, 04:33:32 PM »
Q2 - This question has a bit of a winded explanation behind it, so bear with me.

Thanks to the complaint of a single, stupid journalist, my country's National Justice Council (Conselho Nacional de Justiça) has determined that payment of a debt owed to every single servant of the Law by the government is to be discontinued. This results in a salary slash of approximately 25-30% for all those involved on the receiving end of said payment, which goes against the clause that judges and such other Law servants cannot have their salaries slashed.

My question is twofold: one, in which parallel universe where the laws of simple logic do not apply did anyone consider this to be a good idea, and two, do you guys know anywhere with sufficient attendance that I may scream my protest and hopefully kill the stupidity at its root?
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2009, 02:43:29 AM »
Q : what is the meaning to life?
QII: why is that meaning so important?
QIII: how did you come to these conclusions?
QIV: dont you love me? :)

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2009, 03:38:11 AM »
Q : what is the meaning to life?
QII: why is that meaning so important?
QIII: how did you come to these conclusions?
QIV: dont you love me? :)

For 1-3, read here.

For 4, not really.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2009, 06:25:49 AM »
Q : what is the meaning to life?
QII: why is that meaning so important?
QIII: how did you come to these conclusions?
QIV: dont you love me? :)

For 1-3, read here.
:lmao Oh wikipedia, what can't you answer?
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2009, 06:34:51 AM »
5.  What the fuck does Rivfader mean?  It's in like every other Finntroll song, and I can't find a translation for it.  I person who had heavily accented typing who claimed to be Swedish on another board said he didn't know, it might be a Finnish dialect term.
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She has come to steal your sanity with just one glance

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2009, 09:15:18 AM »
5. Definitely not Finnish, I can tell you that much. Fader is a colloquial term for 'father' but riv is a new one to me. It could be a derivative of riva, which again means 'to tear' or 'to destroy'.

Ruam would be more qualified to give an answer than I am though.
Ja vuosia myöhemmin
kalvas kaksikko lattialla motellin tihrustelee,
kun sama keiju katossa leijailee.
Kyselevät: "Mikä päivä nyt on?
Tiedätkö sen?"
Kuiskaten laulaa keiju:
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2009, 11:14:36 AM »
5: This is what the Dutch wikipedia had to say, the English wiki didn't have any info:

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Rivfader "scheurvader" - de trol die aan het hoofd van de bosgemeenschap staat.
"Rip-father" or "Tear-father" - the troll who's at the head of the forest community.

In other words, their leader.


Hope that helps :)
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2009, 11:27:50 AM »
5. Definitely not Finnish, I can tell you that much. Fader is a colloquial term for 'father' but riv is a new one to me. It could be a derivative of riva, which again means 'to tear' or 'to destroy'.

Ruam would be more qualified to give an answer than I am though.

Swede to the rescue! Tshern seem to have gotten it quite right. It is not however a "actual" word but if I had to translate it into anything it would be "The father of tearing". This is explained by the fact that the Swedish language paste words together when we want to indicate that they belong together (for those of you interested in this I recommend this site). If it is from some of the older Fintroll songs it will be a living hell to try and translate since none in the previous setting actually knew any Swedish (though I still want to know who wrote the lyrics since they obviously where in broken Swedish).


The best of Finntroll's grammatical curiosities according to me is "Bland skuggor rider en odjur, som en svarta träd" translation: "Among shadows rides an beast, like an black trees", it still makes me smile every time I hear it.  

Edit: Bowen might be on to something, I tried looking at Swedish Wikipedia (that sucks some major balls) but found nothing.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2009, 02:49:28 PM »
Yeah, Finntroll definitely isn't the greatest example of Swedish-singing bands. Even I find errors in their lyrics by the dozens.
Ja vuosia myöhemmin
kalvas kaksikko lattialla motellin tihrustelee,
kun sama keiju katossa leijailee.
Kyselevät: "Mikä päivä nyt on?
Tiedätkö sen?"
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2009, 06:19:28 PM »
Indeed.  As rudimentary as my Swedish is, even I find that some of the lyrics don't seem right at times.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2009, 01:06:24 AM »
Q6. Am I the only guy in this board that doesn't speak swedish?  :P
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2009, 01:15:51 AM »
Q6. Am I the only guy in this board that doesn't speak swedish?  :P
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No. :p
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2009, 01:22:56 AM »
Q6. Am I the only guy in this board that doesn't speak swedish?  :P
A 6

No. :p
Obviously we have a problem. We will have to fix that ... time for "Phrases in Swedish that you probably never will use !"

1. "My piranha has a Mohawk". Trans.: "Min piraja har en Mohikan-frisyr"
2. "Pardon me good sir, can this radiator be used to cook hamburgers?". Trans.: "Ursäkta mig herrn, kan detta element användas för att laga hamburgare?"
3. "Your mother was a hamster and your father smells of elderberries". Trans.: "Din mor var en hamster och din far luktar fläderbär"
4. "My harmonica matches your pants". Trans: "Mitt munspel matchar dina byxor"

And now some fun with Swedish Grammar

5. "A brown-haired nurse". Trans.: "En brunhårig sjuksköterska"
6. "A brown, hairy, sick nurse" Trans.: "En brun hårig sjuk sköterska"

7. "A venomous snake". Trans.: "En giftorm"
8 "A married snake". Trans.: "En gift orm" (yes, we do have the same word for "Married" as for "venom", makes sense?)

That will do for now, now study hard :p

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2009, 01:34:56 AM »
Q6. Am I the only guy in this board that doesn't speak swedish?  :P
A 6

No. :p
Obviously we have a problem. We will have to fix that ... time for "Phrases in Swedish that you probably never will use !"

1. "My piranha has a Mohawk". Trans.: "Min piraja har en Mohikan-frisyr"
2. "Pardon me good sir, can this radiator be used to cook hamburgers?". Trans.: "Ursäkta mig herrn, kan detta element användas för att laga hamburgare?"
3. "Your mother was a hamster and your father smells of elderberries". Trans.: "Din mor var en hamster och din far luktar fläderbär"
4. "My harmonica matches your pants". Trans: "Mitt munspel matchar dina byxor"

And now some fun with Swedish Grammar

5. "A brown-haired nurse". Trans.: "En brunhårig sjuksköterska"
6. "A brown, hairy, sick nurse" Trans.: "En brun hårig sjuk sköterska"

7. "A venomous snake". Trans.: "En giftorm"
8 "A married snake". Trans.: "En gift orm" (yes, we do have the same word for "Married" as for "venom", makes sense?)

That will do for now, now study hard :p

Q7: Is there going to be a test?   :o
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2009, 02:50:07 AM »
Incidentally, Swedish sounds a bit remniscent of a more complex German. I think I'd go crazy if I tried to learn its accentuation.

Q8: So how many of you out there speak Japanese? *flexes* Not that I do all that well...
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Which Final Fantasy Character Are You?
Final Fantasy 7
My Unitarian Jihad Name is: Brother Katana of Enlightenment.
Get yours.[/SPOILER]

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2009, 03:35:19 AM »
Ruam: Then is the legendary 'bride of the straw island'.
Ja vuosia myöhemmin
kalvas kaksikko lattialla motellin tihrustelee,
kun sama keiju katossa leijailee.
Kyselevät: "Mikä päivä nyt on?
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Kuiskaten laulaa keiju:
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