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Marja Hölttä
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#kitchenlinguistics  NSFW as ever.

First of May spoonerisms
Happy First of May! In Finland, First of May is a huge carnival-like celebration. In Germany you barely notice it. We went for a First of May walk and all we saw was a red balloon and a pile of puke. Can't get much lamer than that. And since First of May is..

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Hi BragPlus, I drew this.
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A successful shirt
I recently had a confusing clothing discussion with a German friend. We were sorting, counting and noting down some baby clothes I was borrowing from her. There were some like these: I just put all of them into the same pile, counted them together and refer...

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Yorma
Being a bit of a name geek, choosing a name for our kid was a Thing. Not a thing that requires long discussions - I believe that big decisions are best made on a whim. We chose an international name, and a colleague of mine, Mr C., was disappointed that we ...

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The more the stupider?
There is a saying in English, " the more the merrier ". In Finnish, there isn't an equivalent saying that I know of. Instead, we say "stupidity intensifies (lit. condenses) in a crowd" ("joukossa tyhmyys tiivistyy"). It means that people sometimes do stupid...

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Most pregnant
Since I've successfully finished being pregnant some time ago, here it comes: the pregnancy kitchen linguistics post! In addition to having a bun in the oven , the word " pregnant " means "Having numerous possibilities or implications; full of promise; abou...

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Ludwig Theodor Theodor
During the last week, I've had the following discussion almost every day (ton of paperwork, the post strike...): "Heinrich, Ökonom, Ludwig, Theodor, Theodor, Ärger" "Hä? Also Heinrich, Ökonom, Ludwig, Ludwig, Theodor..." "Nein, Ludwig Theodor Theodor!" So l...

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Underweardrunkenness
The German media has found the Finnish word "kalsarikännit" and they apparently find it funny. I wanted to offer a deeper look into this word, so that Germans and other non-Finns could appreciate the nuances better. As explained, the word consists of two pa...

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Your mileage may vary
I've always hated the English saying "your mileage may vary" because I intuitively misunderstand it every time I read it. I associate "mileage" with experience. The more "mileage" a person has, the more experienced he/she is. To me the saying reads "you mig...

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Hi BragNet again. So I'm practicing drawing men (as I've been mostly drawing women before), and here's the latest one.

I'm not a fan of spectator sports, this pic just happened to be in a book I used for the exercises.

See the previous ones here:

https://plus.google.com/+MarjaH%C3%B6ltt%C3%A4/posts/Un2ptsePiFD

https://plus.google.com/+MarjaH%C3%B6ltt%C3%A4/posts/5wwq4LTZ3h8
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