The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Main > Nothingland

Nothingland Something about nothing - game threads, diversions, time-wasters

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-01-2011, 03:17 PM   #1
Sundae
polaroid of perfection
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 24,185
I Don't Get It (translation thread)

A thread I expect to resurrect from time to time, when I don't understand a cultural reference from outside the Cellar.
Inside I am quite happy to check with the person posting.

This one is from the quote at the bottom of the page, so it's a bit disembowelled - half-in half-out.
Quote:
My son says to me (the 8-year-old), "Daddy, they misspelled Arctic on that beer." And so they did. Pete Coors, dumber than an 8-year-old.
- bartz (Bart Zantzinger)
What?
Please.
Sundae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 03:25 PM   #2
Shawnee123
Why, you're a regular Alfred E Einstein, ain't ya?
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 21,206
Apparently, the Coors brewing company had a beer they called Artic Ice. Here's a linky, which includes a photo of the misspelled beer sign. Too funny.

http://www.minyanville.com/businessm.../2007/id/12667

Quote:
“It was an intentional spelling of the word arctic. It’s distinctive. It’s memorable,” said Judy Hartley, a Coors spokesperson. “We don't think of it as a misspelling. We think of it as alternative spelling.”
__________________
A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones who need the advice.
--Bill Cosby
Shawnee123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 03:41 PM   #3
jimhelm
a beautiful fool
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: 39.939705
Posts: 4,504
YEAH. it's juss differnt
__________________
There's a Shadow just behind me. Shrouding every step I take. Making every promise empty, pointing every finger at me. _tool
jimhelm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 03:43 PM   #4
Shawnee123
Why, you're a regular Alfred E Einstein, ain't ya?
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 21,206
It's that there poyetic lisen.
__________________
A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones who need the advice.
--Bill Cosby
Shawnee123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 03:45 PM   #5
Sundae
polaroid of perfection
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 24,185
Cheers. Raise an Artic to me.
Here, an artic is an articulated lorry, ie a fuck-off long truck.

I'll be back.
Sundae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 05:53 PM   #6
DanaC
We have to go back, Kate!
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 24,943
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae Girl View Post
Cheers. Raise an Artic to me.
Here, an artic is an articulated lorry, ie a fuck-off long truck.

I'll be back.
Talking of culturally specific idioms: is that usage of 'fuck-off' a Britism, or do you guys use it too?
__________________
Quote:
There's only so much punishment a man can take in pursuit of punani. - Sundae
http://sites.google.com/site/danispoetry/
DanaC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 05:59 PM   #7
Pico and ME
Are you knock-kneed?
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Hoosierland
Posts: 3,497
We're more direct and personal - 'fuck you'. Or more wordy - 'go fuck yourself'.
Pico and ME is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 06:08 PM   #8
DanaC
We have to go back, Kate!
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 24,943
No, I don't mean do you use it as in telling someone to fuck off. I mean the way Sundae used it : 'a fuck-off long truck'.
__________________
Quote:
There's only so much punishment a man can take in pursuit of punani. - Sundae
http://sites.google.com/site/danispoetry/
DanaC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 06:10 PM   #9
Pico and ME
Are you knock-kneed?
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Hoosierland
Posts: 3,497
'splain that one then, please. Like a 'fucking long truck'?
Pico and ME is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 07:39 PM   #10
monster
hoots from the ship
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Perpetual Chaos
Posts: 27,988
yes. like that.
__________________
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity Amelia Earhart
monster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 08:09 PM   #11
Pete Zicato
Turns out my CRS is a symptom of TMB.
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 2,846
Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
yes. like that.
Then no. Mostly we say 'fucking long truck'.
__________________


Talk nerdy to me.
Pete Zicato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 11:36 PM   #12
Clodfobble
UNDER CONDITIONAL MITIGATION
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 18,065
Sometimes we might say "longer than fuck-all," though.
__________________
My book
My spirit animal
Clodfobble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 02:03 AM   #13
limey
Encroaching on your decrees
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: An island within the south-west coast of Scotland
Posts: 6,274
"Longer than fuck-all" to me would imply not very long, as fuck-all is not very much. (i.e. "There's fuck all to eat in the house and I'm starrrrrrrrvin'!").
Then again, I am from a nation which says "Not half" to mean "Lots" ....
__________________
A wandering mind living it up on the edge ... of civilisation, within the southwest coast of
limey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 07:20 AM   #14
Clodfobble
UNDER CONDITIONAL MITIGATION
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 18,065
Quote:
Originally Posted by limey
"There's fuck all to eat in the house and I'm starrrrrrrrvin'!"
I'd say this one too, just without the deep Scots brogue. No one ever said the slang usage of fuck made any sense.
__________________
My book
My spirit animal
Clodfobble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 05:42 PM   #15
Clodfobble
UNDER CONDITIONAL MITIGATION
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 18,065
Not a translation question, so much as a cultural one.

I was browsing a fluff article online which contained some data from a British phone survey on relationships, as part of a PR campaign for some new movie (a romantic comedy, I'm assuming.) The study claimed that

Quote:
58 percent of the same sample group [those in relationships longer than three years] enjoy regular holidays without their partners.
Is this really true? It stunned me. I realize that "holiday" to a Brit might mean a much less involved thing than a "vacation" to an American, but it does at least include an overnight stay, right? The survey included both married and unmarried couples, no mention of whether they had children, but still... that's a common thing? To routinely spend a weekend somewhere without your significant other?
__________________
My book
My spirit animal
Clodfobble is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:38 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.