Nothing worse than a monster who thinks he's right with God.

Mal ,'Heart Of Gold'


Goodbye and Good Riddance 2011: Maybe the even years are better  

Every year we watch the Charlie Brown special, do the Snoopy dance, wish everybody a Merry Christmukkah, and thank our Secret Santas in the good riddance thread. Which is this one, in case you were wondering. 2011? Room for improvement. Srsly.


Shir - Jan 25, 2012 10:42:47 pm PST #386 of 408
"And that's why God Almighty gave us fire insurance and the public defender".

(Now, after a night and bus-on-the-way-to-work's sleep): Yes! Everything's got intact. Last night I was too tired for coherent typing, but I saw how carefully every item was packed, and the beautiful wrappings.

Again, thank you, so much.


Nilly - Feb 23, 2012 7:50:44 pm PST #387 of 408
Swouncing

Slacker Santa Nannying: Is there any Slacker Santa who slacked so much as to not send their gift yet? Is there any giftee who didn't get their present yet? Please e-mail me and let me know, so I can see what can be done about it!

Ta, ever so.

(My life in Hebrew suffers from a great lack in using "Ta, ever so". Not enough that I'll try to teach the baby to say that without understanding what he's reciting, but enough to want to use it on every possible opportunity.)


billytea - Feb 23, 2012 8:05:47 pm PST #388 of 408
You were a wrong baby who grew up wrong. The wrong kind of wrong. It's better you hear it from a friend.

(My life in Hebrew suffers from a great lack in using "Ta, ever so". Not enough that I'll try to teach the baby to say that without understanding what he's reciting, but enough to want to use it on every possible opportunity.)

My little boy makes great use of DO NOT WANT in Chinese. Just teach him the meaning too!


Nilly - Feb 23, 2012 11:03:56 pm PST #389 of 408
Swouncing

My little boy makes great use of DO NOT WANT in Chinese.

That's so adorable! (um, since I'm not the one who has to face these do-not-wants). Are you raising him in both languages?

Oh, how does one say "DO NOT WANT" in Chinese? It may come to a wonderful use for muttering to myself when I feel like a grumpy 3-year-old.

(I'll probably not be able to pronounce it anyway...)


billytea - Feb 24, 2012 12:44:59 am PST #390 of 408
You were a wrong baby who grew up wrong. The wrong kind of wrong. It's better you hear it from a friend.

That's so adorable! (um, since I'm not the one who has to face these do-not-wants). Are you raising him in both languages?
We are. His mummy talks to him in Chinese most of the time (as do his grandparents when they're with us). Oh, and we have some Teletubbies DVDs from Taiwan, dubbed in Mandarin (which is hilarious).

Oh, how does one say "DO NOT WANT" in Chinese? It may come to a wonderful use for muttering to myself when I feel like a grumpy 3-year-old.

The Chinese is "bú yào"; rising pitch on the first syllable (trans: "DO NOT"), falling pitch on the second (trans: "WANT"). Which I think is quite awesome, because Chinese doesn't have a word meaning simply "NO", so I'd been wondering how Chinese toddlers communicated.

PS: Hi, Nilly!


Nilly - Feb 24, 2012 2:04:03 am PST #391 of 408
Swouncing

His mummy talks to him in Chinese most of the time (as do his grandparents when they're with us)

Oh, how wonderful (not only for the grandparents).

(And how geeky am I in thinking that he's going to be the perfect audience to understanding every word in "firefly", what with the English and Chinese taken care of? Oh, goodness, so geeky. Sigh.)

The Chinese is "bú yào"; rising pitch on the first syllable (trans: "DO NOT"), falling pitch on the second (trans: "WANT").

Thanks!

I didn't know that about Chinese. Interesting.


Strix - Feb 24, 2012 6:09:50 am PST #392 of 408
A dress should be tight enough to show you're a woman but loose enough to flee from zombies. — Ginger

Nilly, hee -- when billytea first old that tales, every Buffista was all "PHONETICS, PLEASE!" so we could go around muttering it.

I have screamed bu yao at my printer a couple of times. I felt all intellectual-like!


tiggy - Feb 24, 2012 6:51:37 am PST #393 of 408
I do believe in killing the messenger, you know why? Because it sends a message. ~ Damon Salvatore

what is the phonetic? is it "boo-yow"? 'cause that would be funny!


msbelle - Feb 24, 2012 6:54:59 am PST #394 of 408
I remember the crazy days. 500 posts an hour. Nubmer! Natgbsb

what we really need is a buffista youtube channel and bt doing the phonetics on similar phrases would be video #1.

Grace teaching us signs (llama drama) would also be awesome.

Gud's vintage couch flipping technique could go there.

someone get on this please!!

What other video requests?


billytea - Feb 24, 2012 2:39:47 pm PST #395 of 408
You were a wrong baby who grew up wrong. The wrong kind of wrong. It's better you hear it from a friend.

what is the phonetic? is it "boo-yow"? 'cause that would be funny!

It is!