Meet the Tropers: newbie thread/introductions.:

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Definitely not a weirdo
For those of you who have trouble distinguishing which one people are talking about, if Russia invades, it's the country. If the devil comes down, it's the state.

I'd like to think that most of those were joking, but this country's reputation for being a bit self-absorbed is sadly not entirely untrue. Also the Pacific ocean is a bit wet, while I'm on the subject of understatement.
17077 Blackmoon5th Oct 2012 04:28:26 PM from the Blind Eternities , Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Your Worth is 50 Yen!
I'm a little late on this, but

Finland = I don't know what 'cause no one's ever heard of us.

Words made of vowels you need to unload after drunkenly binge-shopping at a letter surplus store*, and snipers.
月を見るたび思い出せ
17078 BestOf5th Oct 2012 05:03:29 PM from Finland , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
WTF is "nyyhkyytteek." If it is a word it has to be in some strange dialect that I don't recognise.

EDIT: Googled it, it's from that Loituma thing. That whole song is written in some weird, obsolete version of a dialect that is sort of similar to mine, actually. But most of the words are basically complicated ways of saying "la-la-la" or "doo-be-doo."

If you want a challenging word that people actually use, here's one word that just popped into my head: the last name of one of our recent Prime Ministers, Anneli Jäätteenmäki.

But that's a name so maybe it's a bit unfair to use it. So let's go with a rain of sleet, or "räntäsade."

Or a word that we stole from Russian, meaning the bread used in the Holy Communion: öylätti. (There are better words for it but this one is used in some dialects.)

(You can learn how to pronounce ö, ä and å from the video linked in this SATW comic. I'm linking the comic instead of the video because the comic explains that the Norwegian and Danish letters correspond to the Swedish ones, which are also used by us.)

edited 5th Oct '12 5:13:53 PM by BestOf

Quod gratis asseritur, gratis negatur.
17079 Uilleam5th Oct 2012 07:59:18 PM from Bonnie Scotland , Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
Meh, Mezzanine was better.
@Lock: Thanks, it was really annoying not knowing how to use paragraphs. Let's just hope it actually works...

@Phoenixor: Being Scottish makes you build up a natural resistance to bagpipes. Still, if I wanted some Scottish music, I'd go Cocteau Twins or Primal Scream any day.

@Best Of: You think you have it bad?

Spare a thought for the Welsh.

Who? Exactly! tongue

@Blackmoon: On the subject of Wales, you think the Finnish language is tough? Try Welsh. (Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysili- ogogogoch) Or Scots Gaelic, for that matter - think if the Black Speech was a real language.

One more time, let's hope these paragraphs work!

Best of- Those words aren't so bad. I'm sure you can come up with worse.

That said, my turn! Inconstitucionalissimamente!
17081 Inhopelessguy5th Oct 2012 08:15:29 PM from Inside the Hopey Tree , Relationship Status: One Is The Loneliest Number
Part of the LIGHTS Army
@ Scottish Person. You missed out the part where I high-fived you three times! :<

I... I adore you. And that's all I wanted to say, bye bye.

17082 Uilleam5th Oct 2012 08:37:47 PM from Bonnie Scotland , Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
Meh, Mezzanine was better.
[up] Oh yeah, sorry 'bout that. *high-five*

Oh, and the name's Uilleam. Pronounced William, because it's literally the Gaelic version of William. Simples! *squeak*

17083 SlendidSuit6th Oct 2012 01:14:36 AM from Probably a Pub
UNIVERSITY IS NEARLY OVER PANIC EVERYONE
...I shall pretend that those adverts were not referenced here.

edited 6th Oct '12 1:15:32 AM by SlendidSuit

Gimme yer lunch money, dweeb.
17084 BestOf6th Oct 2012 03:33:19 AM from Finland , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
Those words aren't so bad. I'm sure you can come up with worse.

OK. The basic city-level administrative unit is the municipality, or kunta. It's time for municipal elections again this year. Election = vaalit so municipal election = kunnallisvaalit. I'm running as a candidate (ehdokas) this year, so I'm a kunnallisvaaliehdokas.

You're from Brazil. In Finnish that's Brasilia. Nothing confusing about that. If you were Russian, you'd be from Venäjä, which is a bit more tricky. If you were from the US, your country would be called American Yhdysvallat. And if you were Finnish, your home country would be Suomi and you'd speak suomi.

Actually, those words aren't very hard. Here's a long-ish compound word: "kolmivaihekilowattituntimittari". There are longer ones out there, but this is one that I could imagine getting actual use in many different industries. (It's a technical word, though, so not in everyday use.)

I asked my girlfriend for a difficult word. Did you know that in Finnish, you can say "I wonder if we should run around" with one word: juoksentelisimmekohan. And that's a word that you could imagine a little kid saying to another little kid if they're wondering whether or not it would be fun to start running around everywhere. (OK, I've never seen a small child who didn't think that the answer to that is always yes, but maybe they sometimes stop to think about it.)
Quod gratis asseritur, gratis negatur.
"Did you know that in Finnish, you can say 'I wonder if we should run around' with one word: juoksentelisimmekohan."

That's what I was expecting to see! :D

I can come up with some meaningful words in Portuguese but not anything quite like that, besides most of them would be archaic here in Brazil. Example: "Dar-to-ei" means I shall give it to you, but no Brazilian would say something like that. Too formal.
17086 SlendidSuit6th Oct 2012 10:04:16 AM from Probably a Pub
UNIVERSITY IS NEARLY OVER PANIC EVERYONE
"Dar-to-ei" means I shall give it to you


Resisting the obvious innuendo...
Gimme yer lunch money, dweeb.
Believe me, I'm aware of it. It's impossible to say "dar" in Br Portuguese without worrying about said innuendo.
Can't afford to speak
Hey Guys. I'm just some random lurkery teenager that blundered here a couple of months ago. Hopefully I'll be able to find some things to chat about and hopefully not go insane.

So, where IS that pizza?
Hello new troper!

They said the pizza is in the foyer. Where's the foyer? Eh...

Anyway, welcome Tom. Enjoy your stay.
Definitely not a weirdo
Hey there Tom. I wouldn't worry about your sanity much. It isn't exactly necessary to function around here. I hope you enjoy your time here.
17091 GameSpazzer6th Oct 2012 11:40:25 PM from Against! The! Wall!
Mageknight
The pizza is everywhere, and yet nowhere.
When Stanley came to a set of two open doors, he entered the door on his left.

Pokémon Alchemist

17092 SlendidSuit7th Oct 2012 02:20:40 AM from Probably a Pub
UNIVERSITY IS NEARLY OVER PANIC EVERYONE
More people?
-sighs-
I'll go pick up more pizza...

Hello Tom, welcome.
Gimme yer lunch money, dweeb.
17093 DiurnalBrocolli7th Oct 2012 04:09:39 AM from The Sunken Wawanakwa Island (SEND HELP!) , Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Er, what?
Welcome, Tom!
Moral of the Story: NEVER cheat at Dominoes.
17094 Inhopelessguy7th Oct 2012 05:08:05 AM from Inside the Hopey Tree , Relationship Status: One Is The Loneliest Number
Part of the LIGHTS Army
Welcome Tom. Sanity is overrated here. Do not fear.

also, you're not part of the family yet.

Someone else explain. Its less fun when I explain.

I... I adore you. And that's all I wanted to say, bye bye.

17095 SlendidSuit7th Oct 2012 05:30:30 AM from Probably a Pub
UNIVERSITY IS NEARLY OVER PANIC EVERYONE
Hopey here is like a huge gelatinous betentacled amoeba, and whenever one of those tentacles touches somebody, they are adopted into the Hopey family tree.

And he has a lot of tentacles.
Gimme yer lunch money, dweeb.
17096 DiurnalBrocolli7th Oct 2012 05:49:56 AM from The Sunken Wawanakwa Island (SEND HELP!) , Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Er, what?
wild mass guess Hopey is a Tropermon Trainer, who won a life-time supply of "Master Adoptballs" wild mass guess

edited 7th Oct '12 5:50:14 AM by DiurnalBrocolli

Moral of the Story: NEVER cheat at Dominoes.
Can't afford to speak
[up][up]Sounds scary.

Where do I join up?

17098 GameSpazzer7th Oct 2012 11:14:24 AM from Against! The! Wall!
Mageknight
Run! Run before it's too late!
When Stanley came to a set of two open doors, he entered the door on his left.

Pokémon Alchemist

17099 Inhopelessguy7th Oct 2012 11:38:35 AM from Inside the Hopey Tree , Relationship Status: One Is The Loneliest Number
Part of the LIGHTS Army
Where do I join up?

One does not ask to join the Hopey Tree.

One is forced into it without their permission.

But you asked so...

-adopts-

YOU ARE NOW MY FATHER.

I DEMAND SWEETIES.

I... I adore you. And that's all I wanted to say, bye bye.

17100 DiurnalBrocolli7th Oct 2012 11:50:07 AM from The Sunken Wawanakwa Island (SEND HELP!) , Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Er, what?
[up][up] It's toooooo lateeeeee...
Moral of the Story: NEVER cheat at Dominoes.

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