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"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Mon Jun 23rd, 2008 at 01:45:27 PM EST
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Smidgens and tads refer to quantities that are largely unknown to the Finns. If you open a bottle you drink it, like the Russians.

There is a word 'snadi' that can be substituted when rarely referring to small amounts. The jack in petanque is called a snadi.

In case you are interested....and a case is what Finnish beer comes in. A six-pack with a carrying handle is called a 'mäyräkoira' or dachshund.

<from Prof Sven's book of Fascinating Finnish Idioms with an 'm'>

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Jun 23rd, 2008 at 02:06:26 PM EST
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I believe I used the term in reference to the amount of criticism directed at Obama, not in reference to alcohol.  

Is this the effing end of the month language police raid or something, Sven?  It is seriously annoying.

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Mon Jun 23rd, 2008 at 02:09:37 PM EST
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its probably his post midsummer festival hangover.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Jun 23rd, 2008 at 02:11:48 PM EST
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The days are now getting shorter - always a time for reflection. This is what happens in a culture played largely in a minor key ;-)

Though I had rather a successful day, including a trip to the recycling centre with kaput electronics, the return of Midsummer empties, and complaining to the council about the disappearance of our local bottle bank for non-returnables. All of this in pouring rain.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Jun 23rd, 2008 at 02:21:40 PM EST
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That reminds me I have to visit the bottlebank myself


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Jun 23rd, 2008 at 02:53:33 PM EST
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I think you are right.  We'll give him a pass today.  :)

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Mon Jun 23rd, 2008 at 02:40:25 PM EST
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As you wish....

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Jun 23rd, 2008 at 02:12:30 PM EST
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