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Topic: Association game
Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016 1:44:49 PM
association

"Das stört keinen großen Geist" Karlsson vom Dach Astrid Lindgren "Not worth bothering about" - Karlsson-on-the-Roof
Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COMES IN UPCOMING WORDS
Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 7:49:43 AM
unleashed

"Das stört keinen großen Geist" Karlsson vom Dach Astrid Lindgren "Not worth bothering about" - Karlsson-on-the-Roof
Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COMES IN UPCOMING WORDS
Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2015 4:27:58 PM
grayscale

"Das stört keinen großen Geist" Karlsson vom Dach Astrid Lindgren "Not worth bothering about" - Karlsson-on-the-Roof
Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COMES IN UPCOMING WORDS
Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015 4:05:56 PM
preoccupied

"Das stört keinen großen Geist" Karlsson vom Dach Astrid Lindgren "Not worth bothering about" - Karlsson-on-the-Roof
Topic: breeches
Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015 3:26:30 PM
britches > bridges ..... breeches > breaches.

English most certainly is at times a hard language to pronounce, respectively to spell. No wonder, all over the US spelling bees are flourishing in schools and similar institutions.

Now, some people claim Finnish to be a hard language to learn. Yet, keep in mind that the language with double "A-umlauts" ÄÄ is very exact in regards to pronounciation. Quote: "Finnish is almost completely written as it is spoken ..."

(Not even sorry for the deviation, I'm far to big for my Brigids)


... and now: back to breeches /bɹiːtʃəz/, /bɹɪtʃəz/


Source: Archives of Pearson Scott Foresman, donated to the Wikimedia Foundation

"Das stört keinen großen Geist" Karlsson vom Dach Astrid Lindgren "Not worth bothering about" - Karlsson-on-the-Roof
Topic: Association game
Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015 4:26:48 AM
worthwhile

"Das stört keinen großen Geist" Karlsson vom Dach Astrid Lindgren "Not worth bothering about" - Karlsson-on-the-Roof
Topic: breeches
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2015 9:43:23 PM
I think these are knickerbockers, not breeches. Am I right? Why would these trousers/pants have a different name, if there is no difference?




"Das stört keinen großen Geist" Karlsson vom Dach Astrid Lindgren "Not worth bothering about" - Karlsson-on-the-Roof
Topic: Palindromes
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 4:15:33 PM
Let me quote wikipedia what they know about Non-English (European languages) palindromes

Quote:
Non-English palindromes

According to Guinness World Records, the Finnish 19-letter word saippuakivikauppias (a soapstone vendor), is claimed to be the world's longest palindromic word in everyday use. A meaningful derivative from it is the word saippuakalasalakauppias (a soapfish bootlegger). An even longer effort is saippuakuppinippukauppias (a soap dish wholesale vendor), albeit somewhat contrived in its meaning (literally "a soap dish bundle vendor"). The given name for a Finnish male, "Otto Nenonen", could be combined with the previous noun(s), making the name-title combination an even longer phrase.

The longest palindrome in the Estonian language is the word kuulilennuteetunneliluuk ("a hatch from where a bullet flies out of when exiting a road tunnel"). Respectively, according to the Dutch Guinness Book of World Records, the longest palindrome in Dutch is the word koortsmeetsysteemstrook, which translates into English as "a strip of a fever measurement system".


More about palindromes in English usage: wikipedia on palindromes

"Das stört keinen großen Geist" Karlsson vom Dach Astrid Lindgren "Not worth bothering about" - Karlsson-on-the-Roof
Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COMES IN UPCOMING WORDS
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 3:10:51 PM
maypole

"Das stört keinen großen Geist" Karlsson vom Dach Astrid Lindgren "Not worth bothering about" - Karlsson-on-the-Roof
Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COMES IN UPCOMING WORDS
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 3:04:01 PM
heartbreaking



"Das stört keinen großen Geist" Karlsson vom Dach Astrid Lindgren "Not worth bothering about" - Karlsson-on-the-Roof

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