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Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:43 pm
by AnotherFairportfan
This could be very important to Atsali and Skylar.

EDIT: I messed up on this and I need to see if so can find the right URL again have now got the right URL.

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:57 pm
by lake_wrangler
You know, you might just want to check your spelling (typos, I presume...), as well as the included link (points to the main Wapsi Square site...)

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:57 am
by AnotherFairportfan
Dammit.

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:31 am
by AnotherFairportfan
lake_wrangler wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:57 pm
You know, you might just want to check your spelling (typos, I presume...), as well as the included link (points to the main Wapsi Square site...)
Fixt

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:04 am
by Atomic
Whenever I see the word "Dirndl" I think a vowel or two are missing. Then I remember "squirreled" has the most vowels for a single syllable word, and I shouldn't be so picky.

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:00 am
by Dave
Atomic wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:04 am
Whenever I see the word "Dirndl" I think a vowel or two are missing. Then I remember "squirreled" has the most vowels for a single syllable word, and I shouldn't be so picky.
With all the political turmoil and international conflict these days, it's good to remember better times... like the great Vowel Crisis of 1993 (a prime example of an odd year, it's true) .

The United States responded to a dreadful shortage of vowels in Europe and the U.K. (there had been a crop failure) by airlifting many tons of excess As and Os and Us from Hawaii and dropping then by parachute into Ysbyty Ystwyth, Krk, Pyzdry, Ryn, Szczyrk, Tychy, and Wyrzysk.

Quick treatment of the residents with large doses of warm, soothing vowels quickly relieved the symptoms of this nutritional deficiency (serious throat cramps and tongue spasms) and averted what might have been a dsstr.

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:08 pm
by Atomic
Ah, vowels...

Some don't know how the Great Plains were populated by European immigrants. There were companies which sent recruiters to various places to advertise the opportunities, and they were tailored to match regions. That's why a lot of Swedes and Norwegians wound up in Minnesota, etc. Accordingly, a lot of Poles, Czech, and Lithuanians wound up in Nebraska and Iowa. Yay, farmers!

Their names were Americanized at Ellis Island, of course, but by the 1980s, there was a cultural movement to "Reclaim your Name" and some people were changing back to their original family name. This led so an interesting political race in the Omaha area. One candidate ran as follows: "Ted Przybysz - 100% American!"

His (Kiowa Sioux) opponent? "Kathy Bloodknife - 100% Americaner!"

(pronounced "shib bish" BTW...)

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:46 pm
by Typeminer
Atomic wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:08 pm
Ah, vowels...

Some don't know how the Great Plains were populated by European immigrants. There were companies which sent recruiters to various places to advertise the opportunities, and they were tailored to match regions. That's why a lot of Swedes and Norwegians wound up in Minnesota, etc. Accordingly, a lot of Poles, Czech, and Lithuanians wound up in Nebraska and Iowa. Yay, farmers!

Their names were Americanized at Ellis Island, of course, but by the 1980s, there was a cultural movement to "Reclaim your Name" and some people were changing back to their original family name. This led so an interesting political race in the Omaha area. One candidate ran as follows: "Ted Przybysz - 100% American!"

His (Kiowa Sioux) opponent? "Kathy Bloodknife - 100% Americaner!"

(pronounced "shib bish" BTW...)
This kinda thing makes me proud to be a citizen of the republic, sometimes. 8-)

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:40 pm
by AnotherFairportfan
Atomic wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:08 pm
Ah, vowels...

Some don't know how the Great Plains were populated by European immigrants. There were companies which sent recruiters to various places to advertise the opportunities, and they were tailored to match regions. That's why a lot of Swedes and Norwegians wound up in Minnesota, etc. Accordingly, a lot of Poles, Czech, and Lithuanians wound up in Nebraska and Iowa. Yay, farmers!

Their names were Americanized at Ellis Island, of course, but by the 1980s, there was a cultural movement to "Reclaim your Name" and some people were changing back to their original family name. This led so an interesting political race in the Omaha area. One candidate ran as follows: "Ted Przybysz - 100% American!"

His (Kiowa Sioux) opponent? "Kathy Bloodknife - 100% Americaner!"

(pronounced "shib bish" BTW...)
My Polish-American friend in the Georgia Tech dorm who went by the pseudonym "Thaddeus Q. Przybysz" pronounced it "Pri-shi-bish" as nearly as I can recall after forty-five years.

{I definitely recall the "Pri" on the front, anyway.}

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:42 pm
by AnotherFairportfan
Atomic wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:04 am
Whenever I see the word "Dirndl" I think a vowel or two are missing. Then I remember "squirreled" has the most vowels for a single syllable word, and I shouldn't be so picky.
I thought "squirreled" was two syllables.

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:02 am
by Bookworm
AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Atomic wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:04 am
Whenever I see the word "Dirndl" I think a vowel or two are missing. Then I remember "squirreled" has the most vowels for a single syllable word, and I shouldn't be so picky.
I thought "squirreled" was two syllables.
As did I, but I guess it could be a regionalism. Much like pronouncing "Get on out of here!" as one word.

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:08 am
by Warrl
Atomic wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:04 am
Whenever I see the word "Dirndl" I think a vowel or two are missing. Then I remember "squirreled" has the most vowels for a single syllable word, and I shouldn't be so picky.
It has four vowels. So does "queue" - which also holds the record, in English, for the largest fraction of its letters being silent. (They are politely waiting their turn.)
Atomic wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:08 pm
Ah, vowels...

Some don't know how the Great Plains were populated by European immigrants. There were companies which sent recruiters to various places to advertise the opportunities, and they were tailored to match regions. That's why a lot of Swedes and Norwegians wound up in Minnesota, etc. Accordingly, a lot of Poles, Czech, and Lithuanians wound up in Nebraska and Iowa. Yay, farmers!

Their names were Americanized at Ellis Island, of course, but by the 1980s, there was a cultural movement to "Reclaim your Name" and some people were changing back to their original family name. This led so an interesting political race in the Omaha area. One candidate ran as follows: "Ted Przybysz - 100% American!"

His (Kiowa Sioux) opponent? "Kathy Bloodknife - 100% Americaner!"

(pronounced "shib bish" BTW...)
When I met my wife, she was working for a guy whose last name was Przybycien - pronounced "per-bitchen".

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:50 am
by Dave
Warrl wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:08 am
Atomic wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:04 am
Whenever I see the word "Dirndl" I think a vowel or two are missing. Then I remember "squirreled" has the most vowels for a single syllable word, and I shouldn't be so picky.
It has four vowels. So does "queue" - which also holds the record, in English, for the largest fraction of its letters being silent. (They are politely waiting their turn.)
As FPF might say, "Hssss...."

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:48 pm
by jwhouk
Queue is also the record holder for English Word Most Likely To Be Misspelled.

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:50 pm
by Dave
jwhouk wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:48 pm
Queue is also the record holder for English Word Most Likely To Be Misspelled.
Well, it's a hairy problem.

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:26 pm
by Bookworm
Dave wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:50 pm
jwhouk wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:48 pm
Queue is also the record holder for English Word Most Likely To Be Misspelled.
Well, it's a hairy problem.
What about faze? I've found a lot of people misspell that. Not to mention ensure. People keep spelling it as 'insure'. "He wanted to insure that the bomb went off as planned."

BTW, I should upbraid you for that pun.

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:34 pm
by TazManiac
I can't find the 'tying up the Tasuki' scene from Sanjuro...


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(illustrative picture not from film mentioned...)

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:18 pm
by Atomic
Dave wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:50 pm
jwhouk wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:48 pm
Queue is also the record holder for English Word Most Likely To Be Misspelled.
Well, it's a hairy problem.
So the young lady and elderly gentleman were waiting in queue at a British bus stop for the coach to come by. It was a warm, breezy spring morning, and as luck would have it, the wind lifted the young lady's skirt. Not wanting to add to the lady's embarrassment, he tried to change the subject.

"My! Airy today, isn't it?"

"Wot'd you expect, guv'nor? Feathers?"

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:23 am
by AnotherFairportfan
Bookworm wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:26 pm
Dave wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:50 pm
jwhouk wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:48 pm
Queue is also the record holder for English Word Most Likely To Be Misspelled.
Well, it's a hairy problem.
What about faze? I've found a lot of people misspell that. Not to mention ensure. People keep spelling it as 'insure'. "He wanted to insure that the bomb went off as planned."
BTW, I should upbraid you for that pun.
Fuse/fuze
Flout/flaunt
Discreet/discrete

"Chaise lounge"

Infer/imply

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:17 pm
by Warrl
Mom was not fazed by the phase her teenage daughter was going through.