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Re: All Things Words

Postby HeathenPastafarian on Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:13 pm

Edd wrote:I’ve been coming across more and more words in other languages that I would like to add to our own. Like bakwas – it’s hindi for nonsense.


I agree. I put in this thread earlier the word "andiamo" which in Italian means "let's go" or "come on". I love that.

There are a lot of words too that come from other languages that we just don't know. Like the word "skosh" for "a little"...if someone asks you if you want more wine and you say "just a skosh". Well while in Japan I learned that the word for a little in Japanese is "skoshi" and that's where "skosh" comes from (at least I'm assuming). I just never would have thought it was Japanese, since most of our words are romance language based.
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Re: All Things Words

Postby black bart on Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:18 am

'Pukka'

We use it all the time over here = ‘Pukka’ meaning First Class or absolutely genuine.
Derived from Hindi words Pukka Sahib meaning ‘master’ or ‘true gentleman.’

Oh yes it's pukka me old china.
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