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Bilingual Pun
« on: February 15, 2017, 12:36:41 PM »
« Last Edit: February 15, 2017, 01:33:13 PM by Jayne »
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine.
 
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Re: Bilingual Pun
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 01:09:31 PM »
That's cute.

Was I supposed to really know German in order to get this?  I think I got it!  :)

I hope this isn't lost somewhere in the Alps.
Children say that people are hung sometimes for speaking the truth.

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Re: Bilingual Pun
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2017, 02:09:56 PM »
Oooh, I want knockwrust now. With sauerkraut, potatoes, and carrots. Or bratwurst and onions, which I actually prefer. Though the knockwurst does make excellent sandwiches the next day!  ;D
 
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Re: Bilingual Pun
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2017, 04:31:28 PM »
Here are a couple of bilingual puns:

1. When Dr. Johnson said, "First clear your mind of cant," it was written down wrong by Boswell, and what he really said was "First clear your mind of Kant."

2. What really prompted Proust's memories was not a madeleine, but french toast, and so the original title of the work was "A la recherce de pain perdu."
 
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Re: Bilingual Pun
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2017, 04:35:34 PM »
^ I love these.  ;D
 
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Re: Bilingual Pun
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2017, 05:00:58 PM »
Not bilingual, but we learned this one in high school Spanish class: "Yo como una papa. No como a mi papá." (English: "I eat a potato [papa]. I do not eat my dad [papá].")

edit - And I remember back in high school, how I used to parlay with the cat, or chat with the cake, if you know what I mean. And in those days I washed my hands with soup while eating jam and cheese sandwiches... in Japan.
[spoiler]parle => parlay => I chat => chat => cat => gato => gâteau => cake
soup => sopa => soap => jabón => jamón / Japón => ham / Japan => jam[/spoiler]
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Re: Bilingual Pun
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2017, 03:35:44 PM »
I just realized, you can find books in the library, libros in the biblioteca, and bibles in the bookery.
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Re: Bilingual Pun
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2017, 08:16:17 PM »
I just realized, you can find books in the library, libros in the biblioteca, and bibles in the bookery.

This. This is my new favorite one.  :grin: :beer: Please say that you came up with this yourself!
 
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Re: Bilingual Pun
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2017, 08:24:57 PM »
Why does God allow such puns
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Re: Bilingual Pun
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2017, 08:35:22 PM »
Why does God allow such puns

Enduring them is your Lenten penance.
 
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Re: Bilingual Pun
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2017, 08:38:53 PM »
Why does God allow such puns

Enduring them is your Lenten penance.

Good grief!! I know I'm a worthless simmer and all that, but surely not that bad!!
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Re: Bilingual Pun
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2017, 09:41:59 PM »
Why does God allow such puns

Awww! I'm so sad that you can't enjoy them with me, Ches.  :'(
 

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Re: Bilingual Pun
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2017, 09:31:51 AM »
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine.
 
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Re: Bilingual Pun
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2018, 02:21:49 PM »
I was reading the Etymologies of St. Isidore, and came across a couple more.

This one works in English and in Latin:
A hornet is called a hornet (crabro) because it spontaneously generates from rotting horse (caballus) meat. (At least according to the science of his day...)

And this one works best in Hebrew, but also works in Latin, and in English (if not taken too literally):
The name Adam [אָדָם] means a human (homo) (אָדָם) because Adam's body was made from "humus" (humus) (אֲדָמָה). (Not to be confused with hummus...)
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