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Post by moopind » Thu Apr 14, 2011 18:25

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Post by stolenwine » Fri Apr 15, 2011 13:37

that's ace! though i thought the punjabi ones weren't as familiar as the ones i'm used to hearing. must've been so much fun recording all that!

something that amused me yesterday was that that punjabi word for tape measure is "inchy tape", obviously it comes from english, but i thought it was kinda cute they put those two words together like that.

i've also started saying stuff like "that needs cleaned" and "that needs washed", which i've picked up from my husband. canadians would never say that (we'd say "that needs to be cleaned" and "that needs to be washed") and i kinda used to laugh at his use of it, but it's inevitable to pick stuff like this up i guess! as long as i don't start saying tom-AH-to on a regular basis, i'm happy.
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Post by lynsosaurus » Fri Apr 15, 2011 14:48

stolenwine wrote:canadians would never say that (we'd say "that needs to be cleaned, eh" and "that needs to be washed, eh") and i kinda used to laugh at his use of it, but it's inevitable to pick stuff like this up i guess! as long as i don't start saying tom-AH-to on a regular basis, i'm happy.
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Post by stolenwine » Fri Apr 15, 2011 15:44

haha, that made me laugh out loud :) can't believe i forgot that, eh! i'm a terrible canadian.
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Post by moopind » Fri Apr 15, 2011 17:18

And you'd never say 'that needs cleaned' where I come from. It's 'that needs cleaning' every time. Funny.
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Post by Carys » Sat Apr 16, 2011 21:50

I always think that it's funny that we 'translate' place names from other countries. Like, Germany for Deutschland. It's a bit like if I went to a different country and people started calling me a different name (I guess technically, because my name is Welsh, people in England should call me 'love', because that's the closest translation...)

I guess I think that for proper nouns, they should stay the same as they are in the original language.

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