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Season D rewatch - D4 Stardrive
trevor travis
Hugbot wrote:

Astullken wrote:

Soeaking of reuse of materials, were the specerats sitting on retooled Liberator couch cushuons?!

The Libby wardrobe landed on Helotrix, the settee obviously on Casper.


And the explosives on Xenon Base (Headhunter).
 
BradPaula
meegat39 wrote:

Who wrote this episode?


Jim Follett
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
Travisina
Hugbot wrote:

Travisina wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

Travisina wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

Travisina wrote:

"They stole anything with wheels that could fly."
Er... what?

A Fliewatüüt! Grin

I love the way in German you can bung words together to make brand new ones.

Well, it's not a real word but the invention of a children's book author who just bunged together syllables.
But, yes, you can came up with stuff like Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft.


Okay, what does Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft mean? 'gesellschaft' I think is manufacturing, and does 'dampf' mean steam?
On the radio the other day they were talking about a 'handschuh... something-something-something' which means 'a glove to wear when you're playing snowballs', which was calling somebody a coward. Fantastic!

It means 'Danube steam ship ship company'. That company once really existed, and its name is the standard example for the long word combinatons in German (or 'alphabetic processions', as Mark Twain called it).
However, I can't figure out what this snowball glove insult could have been.


If you can access BBC iPlayer, this was the programme it was on - an entertaining show about Words and the Meanings:
Wordaholics
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trevor travis
meegat39 wrote:

Who wrote this episode?


James Follett. Also wrote the wonderful Dawn Of The Gods.
 
meegat39
BradPaula wrote:

meegat39 wrote:

Gook is a kind of slang for foreigner. But it's also used as a slur to describe Koreans.


It was used in WWII to describe Japanese and also South Pacific natives.


Ah, interesting...
"If you didn't want the answer, you shouldn't have asked the question."
 
Lurena
BradPaula wrote:

meegat39 wrote:

Gook is a kind of slang for foreigner. But it's also used as a slur to describe Koreans.


It was used in WWII to describe Japanese and also South Pacific natives.

Wasn't is Cook for the South Pacific natives? I'm probably wrong.
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
 
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Travisina
meegat39 wrote:

Gook is a kind of slang for foreigner. But it's also used as a slur to describe Koreans.

I thought it was used to describe Vietnamese during the Vietnam war?
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There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
meegat39
trevor travis wrote:

meegat39 wrote:

Who wrote this episode?


James Follett. Also wrote the wonderful Dawn Of The Gods.


I think I prefer that one to this...
"If you didn't want the answer, you shouldn't have asked the question."
 
Hugbot
meegat39 wrote:

Gook is a kind of slang for foreigner. But it's also used as a slur to describe Koreans.

Ferengi is Arab slang for Europeans (a corruption of 'French'Wink.
A Minbar is the preacher's place in a mosque.

Sci-fi authors love to ransack foreign dictionaries.
 
meegat39
Travisina wrote:

meegat39 wrote:

Gook is a kind of slang for foreigner. But it's also used as a slur to describe Koreans.

I thought it was used to describe Vietnamese during the Vietnam war?


The definition came from the Urban Dictionary. It probably relates more to what it means now than to what it meant...
"If you didn't want the answer, you shouldn't have asked the question."
 
BradPaula
Lurena wrote:

BradPaula wrote:

meegat39 wrote:

Gook is a kind of slang for foreigner. But it's also used as a slur to describe Koreans.


It was used in WWII to describe Japanese and also South Pacific natives.

Wasn't is Cook for the South Pacific natives? I'm probably wrong.


I don't know that but my father, who served in WWII often had 'gook guard' duty, guarding the natives sequestered on the island of Tinian- and he surmised there were more than one Japanese soldiers masquerading as a civilian at times.
Edited by BradPaula on 16 May 2017 19:24:24
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
Hugbot
meegat39 wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

meegat39 wrote:

Who wrote this episode?


James Follett. Also wrote the wonderful Dawn Of The Gods.


I think I prefer that one to this...

Yep, me too.
Although Stardrive grew on me.
 
JustBrad
Travisina wrote:

meegat39 wrote:

Gook is a kind of slang for foreigner. But it's also used as a slur to describe Koreans.

I thought it was used to describe Vietnamese during the Vietnam war?


It is basically a derogatory for any Asian or Pacific Island indigenous.
 
trevor travis
I reckon, after Gauda Prime, Soolin and the rest of the crew (she's demoted Avon to tea boy for making too many mistakes) should go back to Caspar and fit the Star Drive back in one of those choppers...
 
Travisina
Hugbot wrote:

meegat39 wrote:

Gook is a kind of slang for foreigner. But it's also used as a slur to describe Koreans.


A Minbar is the preacher's place in a mosque.

I thought the writer was locked in his hotel room until he came up with an alien race, eventually being inspired by the Mini Bar.
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There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
trevor travis
Hugbot wrote:

meegat39 wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

meegat39 wrote:

Who wrote this episode?


James Follett. Also wrote the wonderful Dawn Of The Gods.


I think I prefer that one to this...

Yep, me too.
Although Stardrive grew on me.


I think I prefer Dawn Of The Gods - just. I like them both.
 
Travisina
meegat39 wrote:

Travisina wrote:

meegat39 wrote:

Gook is a kind of slang for foreigner. But it's also used as a slur to describe Koreans.

I thought it was used to describe Vietnamese during the Vietnam war?


The definition came from the Urban Dictionary. It probably relates more to what it means now than to what it meant...

Yep, I've just looked it up. I'm surprised it was allowed, as it was (is?) considered quite offensive.
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There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
trevor travis
Travisina wrote:

meegat39 wrote:

Travisina wrote:

meegat39 wrote:

Gook is a kind of slang for foreigner. But it's also used as a slur to describe Koreans.

I thought it was used to describe Vietnamese during the Vietnam war?


The definition came from the Urban Dictionary. It probably relates more to what it means now than to what it meant...

Yep, I've just looked it up. I'm surprised it was allowed, as it was (is?) considered quite offensive.


Less PC times...
 
Lurena
"Clever student? In that case, we had better take you both to see the Doctor. "
LOL, somehow this line got stuck in my head, but my vision is Doctor Who.
Does anyone know if this line was used in a DW episode?
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
 
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meegat39
Travisina wrote:

meegat39 wrote:

Travisina wrote:

meegat39 wrote:

Gook is a kind of slang for foreigner. But it's also used as a slur to describe Koreans.

I thought it was used to describe Vietnamese during the Vietnam war?


The definition came from the Urban Dictionary. It probably relates more to what it means now than to what it meant...

Yep, I've just looked it up. I'm surprised it was allowed, as it was (is?) considered quite offensive.


Yes but they didn't worry too much about racism back then did they? I think attitudes were just starting to change...
"If you didn't want the answer, you shouldn't have asked the question."
 
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