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Old 24.09.2016, 23:59
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The translation in the dictionary is chahuter, bousculer.

The french equivalent could be chahut, bousculade, bagarre, émeute (with violence).

As for an equivalent in any of the patois romands I don't know.
Bagarre is generally more violent than rough and tumble play. An émeute is a collective violent display of behavior (a riot).

So for friendly scuffles, chahut works best.

As for a word in my head, I keep thinking of whimsical for some reason.
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Old 25.09.2016, 00:07
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Hotovo [hohtohvoh] - is a perfect passive participle. That's the beauty of grammar, no pejorative needed at all. Czechs are too stoic, anyways, to stoop down to pejoratives or sandpit squabbles. It means "done". As in, the subject matter isn't so complicated and not worth digging in any further. It shows zero motivation from the speaker's point to offend, merely that he thinks the problem isn't as complex as it seems. "A hotovo." is more an invitation to close up an unnecessary dilemma.

I like Citroens only because they make me think of citron.
So can you use Hotovo to mean "That's done" in the sense of "It's over" or "That's finished"?
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Old 25.09.2016, 00:25
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So can you use Hotovo to mean "That's done" in the sense of "It's over" or "That's finished"?
Finished. You also hear "hótóvó" from the bathroom when kids potty train and are done and need help. You can also say "jsem hotová" which literaly means "I have finished" but it can mean "I am exhausted", no more energy. People use "je pro vás hotový", (it is ready for you) if you order something that needs to be prepared.
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Old 25.09.2016, 18:09
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I've been told that "end of" is the shortened form of "end of story" or "end of discussion", whereas "end off" is a deliberate twist, meaning that the story or discussion is so completely over that the other person should "f off".
I've never heard that and I can't find any info to confirm that, in fact I can't find anywhere that gives an example of 'end off' being used anywhere as a stand alone expression at all.
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Old 25.09.2016, 18:22
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Blisters.

I wish I realized hanging head down off the climbing wall the entire day will leave us with hands covered with blisters. Impractical. But gratifying.
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Old 25.09.2016, 18:38
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Eyjafjällajökull. The Icelandic volcano that disrupted flights for a few weeks. After a week touring Iceland, I've practised their wacky place names enough to be able to say it so that my version sounds to me like the sound bite in Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyjafjallaj%C3%B6kull

Tricks are :
1) the 1st "ll" is pronounced "tl".
2) The 2nd "ll" has a throat clearing Scottish "ch" (as in loch) before the final "l" sound.
3) It helps to know how to break it up into its three constituent parts:
Eyja = Islands', of the islands
fjälla = mountains', of the mountains
jökull = glacier.
4) j = y, as in German and Swedish
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Old 25.09.2016, 19:44
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That's a very lovely insight into Islandic toponymy, Frank Zappa!

I have a hot word for this moment, pumpkin. Tonight's dinner. It is a cute term of endearment, too.
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Old 26.09.2016, 11:05
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Bouldering.

That nerve rush is addictive. I want to wear the climbing chaussons everywhere.
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Old 26.09.2016, 11:19
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Selfsabotage.

It is bewildering how many activist/political streams end up in having followers sabotage their own progress. I think they need followers to get hooked, to willingly sabote themselves..There is no selfsabotage when one is autonomous. That's an excellent Monday word. Autonomy of one's intellect.
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Old 27.09.2016, 20:14
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Old 30.09.2016, 10:46
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Old 30.09.2016, 20:48
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Old 01.10.2016, 18:06
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Old 01.10.2016, 20:04
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Old 02.10.2016, 22:45
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Old 08.10.2016, 20:13
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That's a good word.

Organic.

Inertia.
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Old 08.10.2016, 21:37
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