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Offline Elvi

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2006, 12:19:48 AM »
Here in the UK, it depends on which news you watch and when you watch it.
We have a twice daily local 'magazine' program, where national news of local importance is discussed, along with local happenings and interest stories right down to the 'light notes' of silly things like Bob Smith Postman for village/area X has delivered his 1 billionth letter today.

Then we have the National news and International news both in headline quicky news programmes and more in depth three or four times a day.
How good or bad the programs are depends upon which channel you choose to watch.

Things like Tom Cruise and his latest craze in under pants, may be mentioned on slow news days, or it si confined to pop culture news shows, which are on daily as well.....

Offline Mistiq

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2006, 10:00:45 PM »
You're lucky I tell you what.

Okay, I was just wondering, my French buddy claims that the letter Z (zee) is pronounced "Zed" most everywhere that's not the U.S. Is that true?

Offline Violet Maui

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2006, 12:51:52 AM »
Pronounced "Zed" here in Canada. >:3

Offline Elvi

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2006, 02:26:53 AM »
Yep.....it's ZED......*grins*

Offline GoldenChildTopic starter

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2006, 03:01:00 AM »
Not in swedish... but I guess the question was directed towards English.

Offline Elvi

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2006, 03:15:21 AM »
It's ZEE in Swedish?

Offline GoldenChildTopic starter

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2006, 03:17:00 AM »
You call it "zeta" but it is pronounced as a normal 's'.

Offline Elvi

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2006, 03:31:17 AM »
ahhhh.....*nods*

The German reversal of the sounds for V and W  always catches me.

Offline Mistiq

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2006, 06:38:29 PM »
ahhhh.....*nods*

The German reversal of the sounds for V and W  always catches me.
Really you learn something new everyday :)

Offline Lilian

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2006, 11:41:31 PM »
So you really say it Woltsvagon?

Offline Elvi

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2006, 03:35:59 AM »
Pronounced Walks Vargen


Offline Lilian

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2006, 10:12:23 AM »
Ohhhh those nutty germans! ;)

Offline pixiekitn

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2006, 12:35:47 PM »
The V is actually pronounced as F, and the W is pronouneced as V.  At least, that's what I was taught.

And Volkswagon pronounced:
Folksvahgon.

Offline Elvi

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2006, 02:42:08 PM »
Well, when I was in Germany, that's certainly not how the Germans pronounced it.

And a lot of friends out there thanked me for wisiting them.

Offline pixiekitn

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2006, 02:16:46 PM »
If you've been there, then you know better than me.  *lol*  But I think it mainly has to do with what region you're in.  Some of the dialects are supposedly so different they're barely the same language.  Much like with any language, I suppose.

Offline Lilian

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2006, 02:23:01 PM »
Kinda like blinglish!

Offline Elvi

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2006, 04:13:00 PM »
If you've been there, then you know better than me.  *lol*  But I think it mainly has to do with what region you're in.  Some of the dialects are supposedly so different they're barely the same language.  Much like with any language, I suppose.

The main difference is between north and south Germany, I have to admit that it was difficult, being used to the Northern German accent, getting used to the southern was hard.

But then thats like saying that The Cornish and the Scottish are speaking the same language, but the dialects are far different.

Offline Mistiq

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #42 on: November 17, 2006, 01:24:22 PM »
Feel to change the subject back if yall'd like, but I got a questions that has been burning a hole in the back of my mind for months.

I've been seeing commericals for a treatment for chronic dry-eye called Ratasis I am sure have spelled it wtong, but that's not the point. The commericals say it is not recommend/tested/approve for patients with Herpes viral infection of the eye. How the hell does one go about getting herpes in thier eye? I could've sworen that herpes were warts and if so that seems not possible at all.

Offline Lilac

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2006, 01:50:52 PM »
The most common Herpes variant is not the STD kind, but a variety of related strains that cause a number of infections - the most common being mouth sores.

If someone is unlucky enough to get ocular herpes, they need to see a doctor, not think a commercial product will save their vision.

Offline Jester

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2006, 05:44:57 PM »
Mother Superior is wise.

Offline Elvi

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2006, 05:54:46 PM »
Too bloody true she is......ocular herpes is very nasty.....cold soars (as we call the outbreaks of herpes around the mouth in the UK) is nasty and thank goodness I have never had the displeasure of having it, but you won't loose your lips because of it.

Offline Mistiq

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #46 on: November 17, 2006, 08:55:44 PM »
That I didn't know. I know that cold sores turn into gential herpes which has no cure. I still don't get it, if it's an infected bump on lips and they kiss a person with an open cut or bleeding chapped lips, they'll start get them to. Still if it's not in the spit or anything, how can it get in a person's eye.

Offline Lilac

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #47 on: November 17, 2006, 09:14:27 PM »
That I didn't know. I know that cold sores turn into gential herpes which has no cure. I still don't get it, if it's an infected bump on lips and they kiss a person with an open cut or bleeding chapped lips, they'll start get them to. Still if it's not in the spit or anything, how can it get in a person's eye.

There are two main variants of Herpes.  Simplex 2 - genital herpes, and Simplex 1, which is usually associated with the face.  Nearly everyone has, or has been exposed to, simplex 1 during childhood.  Some individuals are unlucky enough to have it recur and develop in the eye - I don't think the reason is currently known at this point.  Herpes has an annoying tendency to go dormant in nerve cells, making it easy to treat (relative to say, HIV) but difficult to cure or properly study.

Offline Elvi

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #48 on: November 17, 2006, 09:16:39 PM »
To complicate matters, I believe there are about 12 different types of herpes.

One is commonly known as chicken pox/shingles, which I have and do suffer from, in fact up until recently, I wasn't allowed to give blood because I had an attack of shingles (and oh boy was that painful), when I was 11 years old.

However, strains simplex one and two, (as Lilac has just said), are the most commonly known.

Have a look at this, it is an easily understood explanation, but if it doesn't give you enough andswers just google herpes and you'll have loads to choose from.

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/columnists/chrissmithcolumn4.htm

Offline Mistiq

Re: Life's small questions
« Reply #49 on: November 17, 2006, 09:30:42 PM »
Oh, that's interesting. I had no idea chicken pox were type of herpes. I am glad to have that question clarified.

Out of annoyance of not being able to get away from the gosh darn Tomkat wedding. I am I think only one sick of news media's unless coverage of celebs?