Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Linguistics at work

Once again, we have had a class at work: E is a linguistically interested Spaniard, always trying to include some phrase in the recipient’s mother tongue in every email he writes. Except of Pere, he is the only Spaniard/Catalan to be able to say something in Swedish. Today, we had yet another language session, trading my German for his Spanish. The exchange does not always include words necessary for making a decent conversation. The top trade of Today:

Geil [de] = horny, lustful, cool, wicked (do you still use this word?), på svenska tydligen också fet eller bördig (Prismas Tyska Ordbok)

De puta madre [sp] = excellent (BBC warning us not to confuse the phrase with another one)

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