March 16th, 2005

Naama: So Emo

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I woke up to some strange man coming into my apartment with his own keys at fucking nine-fifteen in the morning. Turned out he was from some janitorial company and there to check on the water, but it gave me a hell of a fright.

I don't even answer the doorbell if I don't know who's coming.

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Ganked from the University gazette:

There's a bit on the tico tico construct, ie. linguistic repetition. The examples it gives in foreign languages are rather bad, because they're pretty much all names: Duran Duran, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Taotao, Miou-Miou. Our suffixes allow for repetitive constructs within a single word. Like - Wool. Ylle in Swedish, Wolle in German. But woolwool, ylleylle, or Wollewolle don't mean anything.

Wool in Finnish is villa. Woolen is villava.

Villavilla has the meaning of 'on/with the woolen'. And there's a list of words like this in Finnish, even though there are a lot more of them:

1. Asiasi (your thing/affair)
2. Minimini (my minimum)
3. Mättämättä (to have kept from beating)
4. Napanapa (as a Pole (instead of something else))
5. Tapatapa (I'm not sure what this means. Something to do with either customs or tapping)
6. Tavattavat (to be met or to be spelled)
7. Tullatulla (with a thing that has gone through customs)
8. Valtavalta (as enourmous)
9. Aasiaasi (to your Asia, or to your ass (the animal))
10. Köhänköhän (something questioning a dry cough)
11. Näkönäkö (as a sight?)
12. Osiosi (your partition)
13. Sakossakos (on the ticket?)
14. Tussatussa (At the inked)

There's a few funny ones that weren't on the list: ammekinammekin ('our bathtub feud also'), pissakopissako ('in/at the piss-booth?'), sinkosinko ('have I tossed?'), ikäänikään ('nor to my age')

And there's a few triple-words, too: enenen ('I multiply'), kokoko ('the size?')

We can even make entire sentences like that: Kokko, kokoa kokoon koko kokko. Koko kokkoko? Koko kokko! Kokko kokosi koko kokon. Koko kokonko? Koko kokon. ('(Man named) Kokko, pile up the entire bonfire. The entire bonfire? The entire bonfire! (The man named) Kokko piled up the entire bonfire. The entire bonfire? The entire bonfire.') While it would make perfect sense to us, anyone else would just hear a long string of coco coco coco coco.

Vihdoin vihdoin vihdoin ('At last I flagellated myself with bouquets of birches')

Keksin keksijä keksi keksin. Keksittyään keksin keksin keksijä keksi keksin keksityksi. ('The inventor of the cookie invented the cookie. After he had invented the cookie he surmised the cookie as invented.')

UCLA's done a bit, too.

Crazy language.
Bill: Bitch are you for real?

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Sometimes I get brief glimpses of how people outside of fandom could perceive it as really insane. Beyond fannish OMGWTFBBQ'ness.

If it exists, someone on the Internet is writing porn about it. Learning that will be easier on the brain.