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#21 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:13 AM

Mine's a sort of history/language/logic hybrid question.  It's a simple one, if you know a particular type of history.

What is the Japanese word for bread?  Why?


labente deinde paulatim disciplina velut desidentes primo mores sequatur animo, deinde ut magis magisque lapsi sint, tum ire coeperint praecipites, donec ad haec tempora quibus nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus perventum est.

 

First our declining morals slid, bit by bit, and then our very national spirit.  Then the collapse became greater and greater, and our principles began to go, until at last, it has come to this age, in which we can bear neither our crimes nor the cure for them.

 
 

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:26 AM

^^^^

 

I'd probably get that wrong even with Google's help!


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:53 AM

Dough idea
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#24 Soddy

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 12:59 PM

First guess would be yen, with yen being currency and the word "dough" used as slang for money.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:27 PM

Panko?

 

I mean, we have panko crumbs which are Japanese bread crumbs, so why not panko?  Pan is a common word for bread in other languages anyway.



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:54 PM

I'm actually going to give that one to Joe as a "close enough," because this question might be a bit tougher than I originally thought.
It's "pan," and it is that way because "pan/etc." is the word for bread in several Romance languages.  Specifically, the Japanese "pan" comes from the Portuguese "pao."

The staple grain in the Japanese diet for centuries was rice.  They never made bread.  Their first exposure to it was purchasing from Portuguese and Dutch traders a couple hundred years ago.  So they just took the foreigners' word for the stuff as a loan word into their language.  (That's why it's written in katakana instead of kanji).


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labente deinde paulatim disciplina velut desidentes primo mores sequatur animo, deinde ut magis magisque lapsi sint, tum ire coeperint praecipites, donec ad haec tempora quibus nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus perventum est.

 

First our declining morals slid, bit by bit, and then our very national spirit.  Then the collapse became greater and greater, and our principles began to go, until at last, it has come to this age, in which we can bear neither our crimes nor the cure for them.

 
 

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:17 PM

Interesting...

 

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#28 Always the Winner

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:24 PM

Why wait for Joe?

What's the French word for "shower"?

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:29 PM

If you call a group of fish, a "School of fish" what do you call a group of Owls?



#30 Soddy

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:41 PM

Why wait for Joe?

 

 

Because going out of turn subjects you to severe punishment.   :o


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:45 PM

Because going out of turn subjects you to severe punishment. :o


Oops. Missed that part.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:45 PM

If you call a group of fish, a "School of fish" what do you call a group of Owls?

 

A damn rare thing! I've only ever seen owls in groups of one. :)


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:46 PM

If you call a group of fish, a "School of fish" what do you call a group of Owls?

Temple U.?

The owlery?

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#34 Soddy

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:52 PM

A damn rare thing! I've only ever seen owls in groups of one. :)

 

Then where do baby owls come from?

 

It's probably a weird name, like a grab or a grunt.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:58 PM

 

Why wait for Joe?

What's the French word for "shower"?

 

Because going out of turn subjects you to severe punishment.   :o

 

Or being called a douche

 

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:05 PM

A Hootenanny?

 

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:08 PM

Then where do baby owls come from?

 

Eggs, of course.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:18 PM

Makes me wonder how owl eggs, and baby owls, would taste.


labente deinde paulatim disciplina velut desidentes primo mores sequatur animo, deinde ut magis magisque lapsi sint, tum ire coeperint praecipites, donec ad haec tempora quibus nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus perventum est.

 

First our declining morals slid, bit by bit, and then our very national spirit.  Then the collapse became greater and greater, and our principles began to go, until at last, it has come to this age, in which we can bear neither our crimes nor the cure for them.

 
 

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:28 PM

flock?  No, that's seagulls... ;)


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:30 PM

This thread has turned into such a hoot! :groan: 


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