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Old May 14th, 2014, 04:06 PM   #25081
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Snails and frogs are known to be French delicatessens. I don't like everything about France..
Ljubljana's delicacies as well. Never tried them, thanks a lot.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 04:13 PM   #25082
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Yeah inhabitants of Ljubljana are also known as Frogs , because the city lies on Ljubljana marshes.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 04:16 PM   #25083
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We already had this discussion... it seems that the same topics resurface again and again
What's that, Guinea?
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Old May 14th, 2014, 04:25 PM   #25084
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What's that, Guinea?
I was talking about food taboos, not racial stereotypes...

PS: I never understood this guinea thing. I'm as pale as a regular Scot
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Old May 14th, 2014, 04:29 PM   #25085
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Yeah inhabitants of Ljubljana are also known as Frogs , because the city lies on Ljubljana marshes.
I'm a Froggy, not a frog, thank-you-very-much. I don't know about Frenchies, but we're called Froggies because we say "what" kva instead of standard Slovenian kaj, which happens to be the same as in French (quoi) and that's what frogs sound like (quack).
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Old May 14th, 2014, 04:30 PM   #25086
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In Romania we have these stereotypes for Italians
- Mascalzone
- Macaronar
- Broscar (broască means frog)

I guess the other two don't need translations
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Old May 14th, 2014, 04:30 PM   #25087
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DUCKS say "quack"; frogs say "ribbit."

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Old May 14th, 2014, 04:38 PM   #25088
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DUCKS say "quack"; frogs say "ribbit."
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit... doesn't sound like a frog to me. Slovenian ducks say "gagaga".
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Old May 14th, 2014, 04:59 PM   #25089
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I was talking about food taboos, not racial stereotypes...

PS: I never understood this guinea thing. I'm as pale as a regular Scot
Apparently that's what American-Italians are.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 05:01 PM   #25090
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Ghere, ghere, khum-khum means proper frog's sound :-)
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Old May 14th, 2014, 05:02 PM   #25091
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the frog actually says "oac oac"...
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Old May 14th, 2014, 05:06 PM   #25092
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Apparently that's what American-Italians are.
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The usual offensive term for Italians over here is "wop." Don't ask me what it means. And I'd never use it.

Personally, I associate Italy and Italians (and Italian-Americans) with good food more than anything else.



- although perhaps not good beer. :-P
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the frog actually says "oac oac"...
Still sounds like a duck to me.

Maybe English-speaking frogs speak differently than Slovenian and Romanian frogs.

As for English-speaking Frogs....
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The duck actually makes "mac mac"

Still silliest animal interjections I heard are in German:
- the dog: wau wau (where w is read like v), in Romanian ham-ham
- the rooster: kikierki (in Romanian it's "cucurigu"), actually the English is not bad either (****-a-doodle-doo)
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Old May 14th, 2014, 05:34 PM   #25095
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Old May 14th, 2014, 05:38 PM   #25096
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The usual offensive term for Italians over here is "wop." Don't ask me what it means. And I'd never use it.

Personally, I associate Italy and Italians (and Italian-Americans) with good food more than anything else.



- although perhaps not good beer. :-P
Some of them are. But I admit that's not our best product...
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Old May 14th, 2014, 05:44 PM   #25097
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By the way, the normal French transliteration for Putin (as in You-Know-Who) is "Poutine."

But in Quebec, "poutine" is also this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/montrea...ine/6138504180

Never tried it myself. Kanadzie?
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Old May 14th, 2014, 05:57 PM   #25098
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DUCKS say "quack"; frogs say "ribbit."
Which brings the question: what does the fox say?

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Old May 14th, 2014, 06:00 PM   #25099
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Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit... doesn't sound like a frog to me. Slovenian ducks say "gagaga".
that's how geese sound, not?
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- the dog: wau wau (where w is read like v), in Romanian ham-ham
In which universe ham-ham is less silly than wau-wau for dog's barking?
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