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Re:Funny little gnome-fooling creature....
« on: February 18, 2004, 03:01:55 PM »
On a similar note, I'm very partial to the word churlish.

I like the gnome creature too, everytime I've tried colouring in one of my politics sketches (not about politics, see algeba thread) it ends ub pretty wrong looking! Damn you arty types!
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Re:Funny little gnome-fooling creature....
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2004, 03:46:44 PM »
On a similar note, I'm very partial to the word churlish.

I like it too, mostly 'cause it's part of a cool death in Space Quest 6...

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Re:Funny little gnome-fooling creature....
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2004, 07:00:25 AM »
Hmmm, fun words to love....

foppish! :D

I'd think of others but it's way too early. I love throwing the random big or unused word into conversation though :)

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Re:Funny little gnome-fooling creature....
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2004, 09:10:14 AM »
Bungalow!

Shcurvy!

Oy, kvetch!

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Re:Funny little gnome-fooling creature....
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2004, 05:11:15 PM »
Bungalow!

Shcurvy!

Oy, kvetch!

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Kvetch? do you really use that word?  :P
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Re:Funny little gnome-fooling creature....
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2004, 05:17:22 PM »
Yes, I don't know where I originally heard it though or what it means precisely. :P It's fun to say when things aren't going too well. I do know it's Yiddish or something but that's about it. ;)
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Re:Funny little gnome-fooling creature....
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2004, 05:26:51 PM »
Yes, I don't know where I originally heard it though or what it means precisely. :P It's fun to say when things aren't going too well. I do know it's Yiddish or something but that's about it. ;)

AFAIK, it is Yiddish, and it means to complain, b****, rant, generally gripe.

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Re:Funny little gnome-fooling creature....
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2004, 05:29:38 PM »
Well, it fits the purpose then. ;)

I might have heard it from Fiddler on the Roof, not sure.
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Re:Funny little gnome-fooling creature....
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2004, 07:20:34 PM »
It does *sound* Yiddish, but I don't know if it means to gripe... in my language, it's usually used to describe something that's been squashed  ::)
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Re:Funny little gnome-fooling creature....
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2004, 09:24:49 PM »
Perhaps it is found in more than one language with slightly different definitions and spellings?

I saw one story once where a guy was like "now the kvetch of this horse is just perfect for growing those perfect roses". Kvetch meaning crap, I'm presuming. ;)
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Re:Funny little gnome-fooling creature....
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2004, 07:50:33 AM »
It could be a matter of slang... like the way "bad" in standard meaning means "poor quality, unfortunate, unpleasant, etc." but in slang it can mean "cool, awesome, hip, etc." It could also be a matter of language drift as well.

At any rate, every definition I've personally come across gives "my" definition for "kvetch", and I've heard some of my Jewish friends use it that way, too. Still, Bushie's definition isn't too far off logically... it's not a big leap from "lots of loud griping" to "crap" (or vice versa), if you think about it. ;) Storm's definition is a bit harder to follow back and forth.

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Re:Funny little gnome-fooling creature....
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2004, 04:25:54 PM »
Hang on a minute...

* Storm checks Dictionary of Foreign Words

There we go:

Quatsh (from German or Yiddish) -
1. Folly, blabber;
2. Dirty mish-mash, filth and mud.

(my very own free translation)

So, that settles it  ;D
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Re:Funny little gnome-fooling creature....
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2004, 04:44:43 PM »
Quatsh = kvetch? Didn't know they were pronounced the same... ???
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Re:Funny little gnome-fooling creature....
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2004, 07:19:12 PM »
They are if you're German ;)
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Re:Funny little gnome-fooling creature....
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2004, 08:42:18 PM »
Just to confuse the issue further, "quash" in English means to quell, to put down, to suppress.

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Re:Funny little gnome-fooling creature....
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2004, 08:44:00 PM »
Don't quash your quatsh now. ;)
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Re:Funny little gnome-fooling creature....
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2004, 12:39:28 PM »
how on earth from a cute little gnome you guys jump to yiddish!? lol <3


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Re:Funny little words
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2004, 09:21:20 PM »
Je ne sais pas.... ::)
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Re:Funny little words
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2004, 09:32:18 PM »
Yugoslavian is a preaty funny sounding word
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Re:Funny little words
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2004, 07:25:44 AM »
Funny little words  = lolita    :P


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