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20 minutes ago, NurembergVillan said:

Once you master the German language, it gives a lot back.

Schnecke = snail.

Nackt = naked.

Slug = Nacktschnecke.

Find me a better word than that in ANY language...

"Slagroom"   =  Cream :hooray:

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1 hour ago, villa4europe said:

but that's my next problem - 

nacht = night

nackt = naked

"gute nacht" in black country = good naked

At least they're spelled differently.  We've got words like read and read, or lead and lead.

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1 hour ago, Amsterdam_Neil_D said:

"Slagroom"   =  Cream :hooray:

It's a good word, but it's the descriptiveness of Nacktschnecke that delights me.

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"Popty Ping" - Welsh for microwave. 

Popty is oven. SO it's an oven that goes ping.

 

 

Unfortunately I think there's a real welsh word fro microwave and this is more of a slang/nickname.

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47 minutes ago, Stevo985 said:

"Popty Ping" - Welsh for microwave. 

Popty is oven. SO it's an oven that goes ping.

 

 

Unfortunately I think there's a real welsh word fro microwave and this is more of a slang/nickname.

Meicrodon, I believe. Popty ping is a fabrication which no welsh speaker I know believes is genuine. Like other made up words though, I’m sure it will become ubiquitous before too long. 

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3 minutes ago, choffer said:

Meicrodon, I believe. Popty ping is a fabrication which no welsh speaker I know believes is genuine. Like other made up words though, I’m sure it will become ubiquitous before too long. 

That's shattered my dreams

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2 minutes ago, Stevo985 said:

That's shattered my dreams

Apologies. 

Pili pala is a genuine welsh word though and is fun to say. 

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Decided it would be smart to explore a bit more than I had done in regards to a personal trainer and gym.

Went into a few gyms yesterday to get a feel for the place, speak to personal trainers about what they could offer, and even explore signing up to a gym.

One particular gym sent out some super-arm and bicep heavy guy to take me on a tour of the place and answer any queries.

Unfortunately this guy didn't even have a certificate three and was not really qualified to speak about my potential training routine.

His role was to run me through some of their classes, show me around the place and go over the fees with me. Fine I thinks to myself.

After we had completed the tour, we discussed fees. I said I had little interest in capitalising on their special offers, as I wanted to shop around.

MAAAAAAN. I soon got the sense that this guy would not take any answer outside of ,"Sure, I'll sign up". from me.

The whole vibe was marketing and pure business model above a pitch that actually educated me on enhancing my fitness.

He started to piss me off with his lines of inquiry, and attempts to convince me there was no other gym that would meet my needs.

I'm going to take a stab in the dark and say he would get performance bonuses for getting clients to sign up.

His body language and the dialogue was focused on me signing before i walked out that door, no two ways about it.

After wasting my time and making me justify my reasoning to go on with my day as I choose to without his gym membership, he finally conceded.

He would go ask his manager if he could offer me a better deal. In hindsight I should've left while he was doing that but I waited.

They offered me a 7 day period to use all the facilities at any time and have a PT session before cancelling the membership free of charge.

A bit of karmic humility was at play I think. I can go on with my day knowing that this particular gym is a no-go zone after one week of free membership.

And that they've earnt themselves a dissatisfied customer who will be honest if ever questioned about the experience that I had there.

It's mad corny that they send a dude with a good physique but who's unqualified to try and intimidate me into a signature should the sales pitch fail.

I learnt nothing about the process I explicitly stated I was looking to work on or what would be useful in achieving my fitness goals.

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1 hour ago, Stevo985 said:

"Popty Ping" - Welsh for microwave. 

Popty is oven. SO it's an oven that goes ping.

 

 

Unfortunately I think there's a real welsh word fro microwave and this is more of a slang/nickname.

Popty Ping is actually English for Russel Howard is a twunt

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7 minutes ago, bickster said:

Popty Ping is actually English for Russel Howard is a twunt

I like that the other portmanteau makes him a massive cat.

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I’m not so sure that it’s German that is mixed up Yoda stylee. I think it follows some pretty standard structure.

I think it might be english that might be a bit mashed.

 

Hadn’t spoken any German in years, went over there fairly recently and got straight back in the groove. Not fluent by any stretch but I was properly pleased with myself.

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2 hours ago, BOF said:

portmanteau

Every day is a learning day.

Cheers for my new word :thumb:

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3 hours ago, choffer said:

Meicrodon, I believe. Popty ping is a fabrication which no welsh speaker I know believes is genuine. Like other made up words though, I’m sure it will become ubiquitous before too long. 

How about 'pisgod wibbly-wobbly' (= jellyfish)? Real or not? 

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4 minutes ago, mjmooney said:

How about 'pisgod wibbly-wobbly' (= jellyfish)? Real or not? 

Slefrod môr

I like yours better

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Just now, mjmooney said:

How about 'pisgod wibbly-wobbly' (= jellyfish)? Real or not? 

jellyfish is cont yn y mor

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Just now, VILLAMARV said:

ok so we agree on the sea bit then :)

my version's a bit ruder than yours

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I'm getting the impression that Welsh is pretty much 'make it up as you go along'. 

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Just now, chrisp65 said:

my version's a bit ruder than yours

That's how they roll up North :) 

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Just now, mjmooney said:

I'm getting the impression that Welsh is pretty much 'make it up as you go along'. 

Perhaps you've thought it all comes from a single codified source?

Certainly north walian is quite different to what I can cobble together. I defo struggle when Caernarfon fans try to engage and it's more than just accent, they just say stuff and I don't know what the **** it means!

I guess like a cockney talking to a geordie.

There's more than one way to say the same thing in english and I guess pretty much every other language.

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