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Ixnay on being 'shmarter than ogsday' Options
Gil
Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2012 11:02:57 AM

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Olá a todos. Podem me ajudar a entender o significado de "Ixnay on being 'shmarter than ogsday.'" que aparece neste quadrinho dos Mutts? Eu recebo uma tirinha todo dia, geralmente sem problemas para traduzir - o gatinho tem uma pronúncia bem particular... - mas desta vez embatuquei. Angel
leonAzul
Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2012 4:41:22 PM

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Please excuse me, but it might be easier to explain this in English because it involves a few slang words and I don't know how to say them in Portuguese.

There is a type of slang in English called "pig latin." It is formed from standard English by removing the first consonant, placing it at the end of the word, and adding the syllable "-ay" to it (pronounced /ɛɪ/).

Thus, "nix" (a slang word meaning "don't do it") becomes "ixnay" and "dogs" becomes "ogsday."

The joke is that the cat is telling the pig to not insult the dog by saying the pig is smarter, and the cat is using "pig latin" so that the dog wouldn't understand it.




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Gil
Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2012 3:31:55 PM

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Thanks, Leon! Didn't know about "pig latin", amazing discover it.
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