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by aelnamer
Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: letting her hair down
Replies: 15
Views: 36179

letting her hair down

Ken,Thank you. My fear is that when it comes to using these resources and applying some of the words/definition in today's language;could dilute what the meaning of an original word means.
Ahmed
4th of October,2005
by aelnamer
Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:45 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: rolled up
Replies: 9
Views: 4220

rolled up

I am surprised that non of the regular WW's responded to my last post. Am I to assume that the Slang Dictionary I make reference to is not a reliable source,or am I out to lunch on conjecturing?
Ahmed
4th of October,2005
by aelnamer
Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Media-generated language realities
Replies: 7
Views: 3220

Media-generated language realities

Che, Interesting perspective. Thank you both, for the links.
Ahmed
30th of September,2005
by aelnamer
Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: rolled up
Replies: 9
Views: 4220

rolled up

I have not had a chance to read the article, so I am not sure of the full context. Although it indicates that "much of his Mosul and Kirkuk apparatus was rolled up"; their activities and some of the apparatus could still be functional,but managed from another part of Iraq and under a different appar...
by aelnamer
Sat Sep 24, 2005 5:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Media-generated language realities
Replies: 7
Views: 3220

Media-generated language realities

Although it would be difficult to control the language, it would be very easy, to some degree, to control the medium. I regularly chat with friends (web cam in their homes and cafes) in Libya, the authorities are starting to secretly visit the cafés. They are concerned that people are able to speak ...
by aelnamer
Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: git (the camel connection)...
Replies: 2
Views: 4428

git (the camel connection)...

Simon, Good to see you back. There are many words that are used to name a camel in Arabic, and many words that are assigned to camel associated language's, as you mentioned above. The word Git does not come to mind; however, it could exist in an Arabic dialect that I am not familiar with. I am looki...
by aelnamer
Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: letting her hair down
Replies: 15
Views: 36179

letting her hair down

And also have time for Viola. Ken,Thanks for sharing this impressive process,and the array of resources. I recently came across this on line dictionary, http://www.english2american.com/ ,when researching the word 'Git' posted by Simon in another thread.I was just wondering if it is a good source,and...
by aelnamer
Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: ** Newlyweds
Replies: 0
Views: 2033

** Newlyweds

A young couple left their wedding reception, arriving at the hotel for the first night of their honeymoon. They cracked the champagne and began undressing. When the bridegroom removed his socks, his new wife said, "Your toes look all mangled and funny." "I had tolio as a child," the husband replied....
by aelnamer
Sat Sep 03, 2005 5:44 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: float
Replies: 12
Views: 3671

float

The (3a) definition provided by Russ, in my opinion, best describes the context. The college is choosing to support the CDC by possibly not charging them rent or perhaps providing them with a grace period. No actual financial transaction-taking place.

Ahmed
2nd of September, 2005
by aelnamer
Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:06 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: 10 letter word
Replies: 3
Views: 2948

10 letter word

Hans Joerg, You are right.

Ahmed
30th of August,2005
by aelnamer
Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: 10 letter word
Replies: 3
Views: 2948

10 letter word

Take a 10-letter word that refers to a naughty performance.Switch the letters around and come up with a 10-letter word for wall hangings.What are the words?

Ahmed
30th of August,2005
by aelnamer
Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: see you
Replies: 18
Views: 6900

see you

Frank, this seems to be a universal sign off, with a commercial influence, of course. I like it when they say"good bye, until our next broadcast." True story: A friend of mine in Winnipeg ran a small grocery store. A customer wearing a long coat came in and headed towards the magazine section. Altho...
by aelnamer
Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:21 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: ... vira ...viri ... viruses ??
Replies: 29
Views: 8796

... vira ...viri ... viruses ??

WoZ, I just spring cleaned my computer and got rid of most of my Norton software.I was having problems with their application.I am now trying AVG Anti-Virus(Free Edition).
Ahmed
9th of July,2005
by aelnamer
Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: untranslatables
Replies: 45
Views: 13355

untranslatables

There must be some logical explanation as to the possible migration of this word across 2 distinct cultures and 2 languages. The only explanation, and this is my hypothesis, that I can think of is its introduction to the Libyan vocalburay by those serving in the Army while being stationed in Libya. ...
by aelnamer
Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:52 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: untranslatables
Replies: 45
Views: 13355

untranslatables

[quote] Originally posted by Bobinwales To return to the original thread, there are several untranslatables in Welsh, my favourite being “Ach-y-fe”. Bob,this is very interesting. In Arabic(spoken in Libya),we use the same word but in a slightly diffrent way.We say " Afh-fee ." This is usually said t...