Where's My Cow?

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Postby DaveC » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:45 pm

Penfold wrote:
unseenu wrote:I love it how in thud Terry says that in WMC,"The author was writing from the racked depth of their souls,"when he is the author :lol: :lol:

Also I like the idea of giving this book to kids,if they read it while they are young then when they grow up they'll see references to one of their favourite childhood stories when they read Discworld.

There may however be concern over a generation of kids who go around shouting "Bugrit!"

I would be ecstatic if the kids 'round here only shouted "bugrit" instead of what they normally shout! :P

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I still use "wossname" when I can't think of a word, and for some reason "oojimaflip" when describing an item. I have absolutely no idea where that one came from and still wonder why I get strange looks when I say it. :lol:


I used to say oojimaflip a lot when I was a teenager. :oops:
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Postby Penfold » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:47 pm

But I'm 47 years old!!!! :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Postby DaveC » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:09 pm

Penfold wrote:But I'm 47 years old!!!! :oops: :oops: :oops:


Nothing wrong with it!

There was a bully I didn't like that I used to call oojas to annoy him!
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Postby deldaisy » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:18 pm

Penfold wrote:But I'm 47 years old!!!! :oops: :oops: :oops:


Penfold........ you are saying that like its OLD or something........ :?
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Postby unseenu » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:00 pm

Penfold wrote:unseenu wrote:
I love it how in thud Terry says that in WMC,"The author was writing from the racked depth of their souls,"when he is the author Laughing Laughing

Also I like the idea of giving this book to kids,if they read it while they are young then when they grow up they'll see references to one of their favourite childhood stories when they read Discworld.

There may however be concern over a generation of kids who go around shouting "Bugrit!"

I would be ecstatic if the kids 'round here only shouted "bugrit" instead of what they normally shout! Razz

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I got addicted to the wossname, parrot in Eric and kept saying "wossname" all the time. Embarassed


Lawks! it seems that Terry's works have had a major impact on the english language :D
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Postby Broccolee » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:05 pm

My three year old says bugger all the time.:shock:

No,honest,she does.Every time we pass a building site.:shock:

Ok,I see this needs explaining.

Emma is bilingual,of course.Like all small kids that are bilingual,they sometimes mix words of one language with another.
She likes to watch the excavators and diggers.Untypically for girls,she loves them.She groups them into family members,too.

Of course she likes to point them out to me.
Now,to enlighten you on this,"digger" in German is called "Bagger",pronounced "bugger".And she obviously prefers the German word to the correct English one.

"Look,Mummy,all those nice big Baggers!Look at the yellow Bagger!
There´s a Mummy Bagger and a Daddy Bagger and a baby Bagger.
And look how they are all Baggering nicely!!Aren´t they good Baggers?"

I always pray noone understands English.....

:lol: :lol:

Maybe reading "Where´s my cow" is not such a good idea after all....
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Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:39 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

It's going to make reading Terry interesting later when she wonders why Foul Ole Ron keeps going on about Diggers :D
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Postby captainmeme » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:01 pm

deldaisy wrote:
Penfold wrote:But I'm 47 years old!!!! :oops: :oops: :oops:


Penfold........ you are saying that like its OLD or something........ :?


Umm... It is, isn't it? :D
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Postby deldaisy » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:50 am

Love your kid Broc..... I too have a thing for diggers.

"Oh look kids! A digger! Mummy will pull over and let you watch!"
"Do we HAAAAVE to Mum!"

Kiwis and Aussies use the bugger word all the time....

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Postby Penfold » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:39 am

captainmeme wrote:
deldaisy wrote:
Penfold wrote:But I'm 47 years old!!!! :oops: :oops: :oops:


Penfold........ you are saying that like its OLD or something........ :?


Umm... It is, isn't it? :D

:lol: :lol: :lol:

honestly......kidz today, eh? :wink:
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Postby Broccolee » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:01 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

When she gets a bit older,she will no doubt understand it´s a swearword (kids have quite a good radar for that)

I´m interested to see if she will twist that round the,saying "digger" instead of bugger when she swears.Thats okay,then.

"Oh,digger!"

:lol: :lol:
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Postby deldaisy » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:03 pm

:D :D :D
My sister took her adorable baby boy by plane from Mackay (North Queensland) to Adelaide (South bit of Australia) to visit my parents one year.

He had JUST learnt his first word (awwwwwwww!) he WAS the most gorgeous baby and everywhere they went people stopped them. Well when they got on the aircraft and were in the air, the stewards picked him up off her and took him around to all the passengers to show him off.

And as they stopped to show him to passengers he would smile his biggest smile at them and say loudly and clearly "SHIT!" :D

:shock: :shock: My sister and her husband were over the top of the seats yelling "JET! Yes... JET! :D Heh heh... its his first word and we told him he was going on a JET! JET! heh heh... he can't talk properly yet... JET!"

"Shit!"

JET! JET! Yes darling... its a JET! :shock: :oops:

:D :D :D

Wanna know what his second word was? "TRUCK! TRUCK! He's saying TRUCK!" (and this time he WAS saying Truck.... but everyone gave them curry after the JET incident. :D
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Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:11 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Must have been Ryanair :roll:
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Postby Broccolee » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:54 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

My wee one has all the naughty words commemorated.I guess she likes to be on the safe side ( I hope...)

She says:"You musn´t say shit.issa bad word.Issa naughty,to say shit.Mussn say shit.Shit is naughty,isn´t it,Mummy.Emma doesn´t say shit.Shit is naughty."

:lol: :lol:

Same if I say something......however far away she is,however quietly I say it.....
"Mummy!!!Mummy say don say the f word!!!Issa bad word Mummy!!"

"I know,darling,you´re very right,the f word is very naughty,but see,I had this massive hot heavy pot fall on my fingers so..."

"Mummy hassa go naughty step!!!F word is very naughty!Mummy have a smack???"

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Where's My Cow?

Postby Josh M. » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:50 am

I think it's a brilliant idea to place it alongside Thud in libraries and even bookshops.
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