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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:59 pm

Sorry I wasn't in earlier - congos to you all and I hope the paintballs didn't sting too much or hit anywhere too vital... :lol:

Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit wrote: Ancient Dead Languages ( Who speaks ancient Sumerian ... BESIDES Jan & probably PoohBCarrot, anyway ) at Brown University, in Rhode Island.


:shock: Where did I get that rep from? All I know is flibble... :twisted: And I can't talk in that to Pooh else he'lll think I've gone all coherent on him - again :wink:
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Postby poohbcarrot » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:47 pm

Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit wrote:Funny tho, nobody seemed to notice this bit...

( Who speaks ancient Sumerian ... BESIDES Jan & probably PoohBCarrot, anyway :lol: )


Probably a Freudian Slip 'o' the minds...


I didn't see it coz I thought it was the same post as on the "message boards are scarey" thread - hence the deja vu comment. It doesn't say it on the original!
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Postby poohbcarrot » Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:05 pm

...and I've been in Japan for 15 years and speak Japanese like a native. A native of Bolivia! :lol: So I'm hardly likely to know Sumerian, am I? :P

I don't even know where Sumeria was.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:25 pm

poohbcarrot wrote:...and I've been in Japan for 15 years and speak Japanese like a native. A native of Bolivia! :lol: So I'm hardly likely to know Sumerian, am I? :P

I don't even know where Sumeria was.
It's near Springria but not as far as Autumnia. :lol:
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Postby poohbcarrot » Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:44 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
poohbcarrot wrote:I don't even know where Sumeria was.
It's near Springria but not as far as Autumnia. :lol:


Phew! At least you haven't been assimilated yet Tony. All that time in the US and you didn't say "Fallnia". :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:57 pm

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Tonyblack wrote:
poohbcarrot wrote:I don't even know where Sumeria was.
It's near Springria but not as far as Autumnia. :lol:


Phew! At least you haven't been assimilated yet Tony. All that time in the US and you didn't say "Fallnia". :D
No, but I do can a tomato a tomAto now! :lol:
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Postby poohbcarrot » Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:09 pm

Did you eat or drink any of the following;

scallions
pound cake
soda crackers
mimosas
jelly rolls
bing cherries
navy beans
cream of wheat
golden raisins
gummi bears
corn starch
blood sausage
green plums
bologna
Graham crackers
layer cake
frosting
sherbet

I assume most Americans will understand all of these.
I assume most Brits won't understand any of these. :lol:

Who can translate these into English English?
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:24 pm

poohbcarrot wrote:Did you eat or drink any of the following;

scallions
pound cake
soda crackers
mimosas
jelly rolls
bing cherries
navy beans
cream of wheat
golden raisins
gummi bears
corn starch
blood sausage
green plums
bologna
Graham crackers
layer cake
frosting
sherbet

I assume most Americans will understand all of these.
I assume most Brits won't understand any of these. :lol:

Who can translate these into English English?

Some people in the UK call them scallions. We've had pound cake (it weighs a pound) and had frosting on it too. :lol:

One thing I discovered is tomatillos - but half the people in the supermarket don't know what they are either - they have to ask me.

Oh and they have stuff called cilantro - but that's just coriander. :wink:
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Postby poohbcarrot » Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:33 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Oh and they have stuff called cilantro - but that's just coriander. :wink:


That's just Spanish for coriander because you were near the Mexican border.

Do people in Noo Yawk call it cilantro?
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:56 pm

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Tonyblack wrote:Oh and they have stuff called cilantro - but that's just coriander. :wink:


That's just Spanish for coriander because you were near the Mexican border.

Do people in Noo Yawk call it cilantro?
Dunno, Sharlene is originally from Kansas and hadn't heard of coriander.
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:26 pm

poohbcarrot wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:Oh and they have stuff called cilantro - but that's just coriander. :wink:


That's just Spanish for coriander because you were near the Mexican border.

Do people in Noo Yawk call it cilantro?


Yes they do, like Sill-Ann-Tro emphasis on the Ann. In Nueva Jork, you must say YO, either before or after the cilantro word or someone named Vinny the Screw will do bad things to you. As in "YO, make sure you put Cilantro on dat Fajita! or HEY, Whats Dis with da Cilantro bein' Frickin' Mooshy, YO!! Hey Vinny, get over here and show dis here guy what Propah Cilantro is Supposed to be"

Coriander is the actual Seeds Cilantro is merely the leaves... I admit we are a bit silly. I can say that because I AM sillier than most. Just ask Trish. (who will probably hear about our party due to HOMELAND security being called from the noise, musicians, major quaffing, doing headers on the Keg and firework levels too close to a Nuke Plant.) You can buy Coriander, ground up or whole.
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby poohbcarrot » Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:37 am

scallions - spring onions
pound cake - Madeira cake
soda crackers - cream crackers
mimosas - Bucksfizz
jelly rolls - Swiss rolls
bing cherries - black cherries
navy beans - can't remember!
cream of wheat - semolina
golden raisins - sultanas
gummi bears - jelly babies
corn starch - corn flour
blood sausage - black pudding
green plums - greengages
bologna - salami
Graham crackers - digestive biscuits
layer cake - gateau
frosting - icing
sherbet - sorbet

I think that's right!
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:55 am

:lol: I'd always wondered what mimosas were.

As for coriander/cilantro :x ewww! A very little goes a very long way for me - I can't stand it when people chuck masses of leaves/seeds into a dish as it just takes over every other flavour and makes it taste yucky!
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:11 am

Jan Van Quirm wrote::lol: I'd always wondered what mimosas were.

As for coriander/cilantro :x ewww! A very little goes a very long way for me - I can't stand it when people chuck masses of leaves/seeds into a dish as it just takes over every other flavour and makes it taste yucky!
I agree - it's horrible stuff! It's used a lot in Mexican cooking and some places go over the top with it.
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Postby Dotsie » Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:27 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote::lol: I'd always wondered what mimosas were.


I only worked this out a few days ago, from watching The Mentalist of all things! Sounds more exotic than Bucks Fizz, though I don't think it would have done so well at Eurovision.
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