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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #152130 on: July 08, 2020, 11:00:05 pm »

I thought it was spelled spell too. Maybe it’s just one of those words that can be spelled differently but mean the same thing, like reverse homophones (that’s probably definitely not the correct term for this)
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #152131 on: July 08, 2020, 11:18:11 pm »

my wtf: I thought it was spiel (game) and yiddish. Now I'm not that sure anymore. Urban dictionary has the word but not the definition, what is there even to hesitate about? Yet, I'm still as unsure.

It can also mean "performance" (in German, at least,) which is probably where the definition relating to a long speech comes from. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/spiel
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #152132 on: July 09, 2020, 12:43:15 am »

Yeah in Sweden when somebody goes tantrum or other hyateric behaviour we say they "get a spiel" ("få spel").

Similarly acting (as in an actor acting in a play/movie) is called "skådespel", "viewing performance".

I've always spelled spiel like spiel because of presumed Yiddish spreading it.
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« Reply #152133 on: July 09, 2020, 04:11:30 am »

Presumed Yiddish spieling it*

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« Reply #152134 on: July 10, 2020, 06:59:48 pm »

TIL thst 'ivory cosst' is the name of a country.

Paradox had taught me it was a trade region.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #152135 on: July 10, 2020, 11:29:59 pm »

TIL thst 'ivory cosst' is the name of a country.

Paradox had taught me it was a trade region.
It's somewhat more known as "Cote d'Ivoire", its French name.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #152136 on: July 11, 2020, 05:38:11 am »

I remember from Geography that Coast of Ivory is on the southern coast of North-Western Africa. (Though we spoke about it in czech, so "Pobřeží slonoviny")
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« Reply #152137 on: July 11, 2020, 06:03:46 am »

It looks like the whole area was called Guinea back then, and they called areas the X Coast depending on what you could trade for in that region. Ivory Coast is the only one that stuck as a country name once the area got split up into independent colonies. Originally it was just part of French Guinea. Just be grateful that Nigeria didn't get stuck as the nation of "Slave Coast".

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« Reply #152138 on: July 11, 2020, 06:37:18 am »

Gold coast?
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« Reply #152139 on: July 11, 2020, 06:49:02 am »

Gold coast?
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« Reply #152140 on: July 11, 2020, 06:53:34 am »

No, not the silly Australian one that I only know of because I googled gold coast after writing that post to make sure I didn't remember it wrong and it was actually a place in Africa

The African one
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« Reply #152141 on: July 11, 2020, 07:08:36 am »

Oh. I thought you probably actually meant the one in Cyrodiil.   


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Then again, Eyehategod probably weren't so concerned about being PC back then.   
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« Reply #152142 on: July 11, 2020, 01:37:45 pm »

Oh. I thought you probably actually meant the one in Cyrodiil.   


New WTF: apparently the band Eyehategod once did a split with the band A*** C***. It was a tribute album of Black Sabbath covers (I have no idea how bad those covers presumably were). Actually, looks like it was the first volume in a series of Sabbath tribute recordings, so I'm guessing it was probably the record label's idea to chuck those two bands together, haha.   
Then again, Eyehategod probably weren't so concerned about being PC back then.   
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« Reply #152143 on: July 11, 2020, 05:21:02 pm »

I honestly can't tell if you're just saying random music words at this point.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #152144 on: July 11, 2020, 05:29:05 pm »

I just see "Anal Cunt", and keep wanting to substitute "cloaca" instead.  Though, I suppose they could be talking about a very disagreeable woman with severe OCD.
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