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Re: Language oddities and funnies
« Reply #90 on: November 21, 2017, 02:39:10 PM »
Anyone else notice he's got the same first and last name?

Ricky is short for Ricardo, Yes?

Is Ricky a nickname for Richard (equivalent to Ricardo)?

Can be: Rick, Rich, Richey, Ricky - but Rick & Ricky can also be short for Frederick.

I had a friend in school we all called Ricki, but her actual name was Erica...She hated the name Erica. If I remember correctly she was the first born, but her dad had wanted a son who he had planned to name Eric after the grandfather. So he named her Erica.

Ricki was cool.

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Re: Language oddities and funnies
« Reply #91 on: March 24, 2018, 06:06:51 PM »
Found some images to post in this thread. :grin:





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Re: Language oddities and funnies
« Reply #92 on: March 24, 2018, 06:30:19 PM »
Love the hyphen one!

An Arabic chap, on his first visit to my local English pub (friendly place, safe for women to go to alone, landlady had a command of English that would impress a sargent major) asked me the difference between a "proposal" and a "proposition".

I had to think about it and my answer went something like, "In business (he was a trainee banker) they can be close to synominous. If applied to that young lady one the first might get you married, the second might get you a slapped face." I had to expand of course. He treated the ladies with respect.
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Re: Language oddities and funnies
« Reply #93 on: March 25, 2018, 02:20:10 PM »


I love how there's a smiley face in the second Japanese alphabet! :lol: 

It seems like those Japanese like to live live in hardcore difficulty mode! Three different alphabets!  :o
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Re: Language oddities and funnies
« Reply #94 on: March 31, 2018, 08:21:15 PM »


I thought this was hilarious! :rofl:

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Re: Language oddities and funnies
« Reply #95 on: March 31, 2018, 11:13:26 PM »


I thought this was hilarious! :rofl:

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