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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #440 on: May 12, 2015, 06:18:05 PM »
Fishy, this is awesome!!!! Thank you so much!

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #441 on: May 12, 2015, 07:32:13 PM »
This I think.

I'm not an expert on formal Yiddish though, so don't hold me responsible.
That is the correct Yiddish term. In practice though, most people will say "abisel farvolkent".

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #442 on: May 12, 2015, 07:37:21 PM »
What happened to this thread?  >:(
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #443 on: May 12, 2015, 07:39:19 PM »
What happened to this thread?  >:(
ALOL how this thread absolutely confused the one it's supposed to help "unconfuse"
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #444 on: May 12, 2015, 07:40:50 PM »
That is the correct Yiddish term. In practice though, most people will say "abisel farvolkent".
I know, that's what we would say in my house growing up and why I was having a hard time...

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #445 on: May 12, 2015, 07:41:19 PM »
What happened to this thread?  >:(
Someone made you CV's spokesman?

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #446 on: May 12, 2015, 07:41:31 PM »
ALOL how this thread absolutely confused the one it's supposed to help "unconfuse"
Hope he doesn't come back or heads might roll.  :)
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #447 on: May 12, 2015, 07:42:03 PM »
Someone made you CV's spokesman?
Just an observation. I don't speak for anyone.
I just found a new supply of forks!

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #448 on: May 12, 2015, 07:42:37 PM »
Hope he doesn't come back or heads might roll.  :)
:P :P
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #449 on: May 12, 2015, 07:43:07 PM »
Just an observation. I don't speak for anyone.
The angry face seemed to imply you were more than just observing...

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #450 on: May 12, 2015, 07:48:18 PM »
The angry face seemed to imply you were more than just observing...
If we ever get a chance to meet you will see that is my normal face.
I just found a new supply of forks!

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #451 on: May 12, 2015, 07:49:50 PM »
If we ever get a chance to meet you will see that is my normal face.
In that case I think it would be best if we didn't. :P

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #452 on: May 12, 2015, 07:52:51 PM »
If we ever get a chance to meet you will see that is my normal face.
You have canary yellow skin and a spherical head?

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #454 on: May 18, 2015, 10:33:31 AM »
from the root shin-koof-reish meaning falsity. Sheker = false. Shakran = liar.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #455 on: May 18, 2015, 10:34:56 AM »
from the root shin-koof-reish meaning falsity. Sheker = false. Shakran = liar.
Hey!! he called me a liar!! thats not nice

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #456 on: May 18, 2015, 10:38:40 AM »
I would say but I don't want to risk getting on someone's bad side...

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #457 on: June 14, 2015, 11:00:29 AM »
"C" in DACOTYA?

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #458 on: June 14, 2015, 11:07:19 AM »
C = Comment
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #459 on: June 14, 2015, 11:08:09 AM »
C = Comment
I thought it was C for Chaim... :P