What's in a Name?....

What did you say? And what did you mean by it?

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Re: What's in a Name?....

Post by duszek » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:07 pm

Could we create some funny names here and now ?

A Frenchman calls himself on a forum "Ouiouioui" = Yesyesyes.

In French it occurs that someone says yes three times, under certain circumstances.

I like "uwot", present here. (= You what ?)


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Re: What's in a Name?....

Post by hajrafradi » Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:36 am

duszek wrote:Could we create some funny names here and now ?

No, we can't but tomorrow we can, and over there. Thus, some usernames:
"Ishallpostthistomorrow" and "Iamoverthere".

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Re: What's in a Name?....

Post by iolo » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:57 pm

Dalek Prime wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:49 pm
I was born on the first of March, St. David's Day. There were two boys ahead of me who got one of my father's names, David and Alexander. As such, I ended up with the Welsh Dewi as a middle name, which I hated. Most can't even pronounce it properly, Anglicizing it instead. It's been a pain, and I rarely use it, except to clearly identify myself. One of my sisters purposefully mispronounces it to egg me on.
It's just racialism. English people tend to mispronounce all 'Welsh' names. on principle. It's because long, long centuries ago they accepted rule by a tiny German minority and needed to prove they weren't British. Still, it's only been 1,500 years or so yet: one day soon they'll learn 'Llandudno'. It's fascinating what work they put into getting things wrong. For instance, almost all words should be stressed on the penultimate syllable, but they practically make their tongues bleed stressinging them on the last.

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