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Postby John Campbell on Sun Sep 30, 2001 12:11 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><i>Originally posted by polarbee:</i>
But is Alan really capable of that sort of thoughtpower? I wouldn't have believed it. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif">
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>He didn't come up with it... he jumped on the idea after Joe anti-suggested it.
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Postby Nick Pavlovski on Sun Sep 30, 2001 12:26 am

She's waiting for "her sweet babboo", of course.<P>Since that is Alan, "sweet baboon" is more appropriate...<P>Helene!
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Postby Death of Rats on Sun Sep 30, 2001 2:39 am

polarbee, you seem to have missed the discussion on the "Wow, 4AM and no speculation? (9/27)"-thread.<P>Say... can anybody tell me what a "sweet babboo" really is? First I thought it was a typo and he actually <I>meant</I> babboon...<P><P>------------------
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Postby David Adrian on Sun Sep 30, 2001 2:55 am

Mein Gott, can it actually be possible that we have among us someone who is a Peanuts virgin? Do you seriously mean to tell us, Sir Death of Rats, that you have never encountered ANY of the strips in which Sally calls Linus her "sweet babboo", much to his irritation and frustration? Where have you lived, that you missed a staple of the creations of 'Sparky' Schultz?<P>Someone! Anyone! Quick! Get that person a Peanuts anthology! (And stand back, for fear of an exploding cranium...)
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Postby Josh Phillips on Sun Sep 30, 2001 4:25 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by David Adrian:
<B>Mein Gott, can it actually be possible that we have among us someone who is a Peanuts virgin? Do you seriously mean to tell us, Sir Death of Rats, that you have never encountered ANY of the strips in which Sally calls Linus her "sweet babboo", much to his irritation and frustration? Where have you lived, that you missed a staple of the creations of 'Sparky' Schultz?<P>Someone! Anyone! Quick! Get that person a Peanuts anthology! (And stand back, for fear of an exploding cranium...)</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Y'know, I really hate when people do this. If somebody doesn't know every last bit of pop culture there is to be had in North Ameircan society, do *not* patronize them because of it. Please don't have fun at his expense.<P>Anyways... the term does originate from Charles Schultz's syndicated comic strip, Peanuts. The character Lucy is constantly after Linus, caloing him things like "my sweet babboo." The running gag throughout the long-running comic is when Linus cries in frustration, "I'm not your sweet babboo!" It's kinda reminiscent of the Helene-Alan relationship.<P>JOSH.<P><P>------------------
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Postby Jen Aside on Sun Sep 30, 2001 4:54 am

It's Sally who's after Linus. Lucy's his big sister. (I'd HOPE she's not after him!)<P>It's basically a made-up word of Sally's as a term of endearment, which Linus doesn't appreciate.
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Postby bunnyThor on Sun Sep 30, 2001 5:02 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Josh Phillips:
<B> Y'know, I really hate when people do this. If somebody doesn't know every last bit of pop culture there is to be had in North Ameircan society, do *not* patronize them because of it. Please don't have fun at his expense.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Your point is valid and well taken, but I'll pick a nit anyhow...<P>"Peanuts" has been syndicated and translated into 174 languages including Kurdish, Farsi, Thai, Pig-latin, and Canadian. Only the Bible and Nena's "99 Luftballoons" have be more translated, and to be fair, "Peanuts" sounds a lot better in Basque then "99 Luftballoons" does. If there is any vestige of American pop culture that would be expected to be common knowledge in sundry other sections of the planet, that vestige would be "Baywatch", with "Peanuts" running a close second.<P><P>------------------
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Postby polarbee on Sun Sep 30, 2001 7:09 am

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Death of Rats:
<B>polarbee, you seem to have missed the discussion on the "Wow, 4AM and no speculation? (9/27)"-thread.</B><P>You are absolutely correct. I did. Rejoining the forum doesn't mean I'm gonna read everything I've missed in the last year. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"> Besides, it's not against any forum law to start a new thread on a similar topic, anyhoo. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/tongue.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif">
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Postby Death of Rats on Sun Sep 30, 2001 7:31 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by polarbee:
<B>You are absolutely correct. I did. Rejoining the forum doesn't mean I'm gonna read everything I've missed in the last year. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"> Besides, it's not against any forum law to start a new thread on a similar topic, anyhoo. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/tongue.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"><P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>"Touch
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Postby Death of Rats on Sun Sep 30, 2001 7:45 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bunnyThor:
<B><P>"Peanuts" has been syndicated and translated into 174 languages including Kurdish, Farsi, Thai, Pig-latin, and Canadian. [...]<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>...and I grew actually up on one of those 174 translations of "Peanuts". To my shame, I cannot remember what Sally called Linus in German. Must have been some very common "term of endearment", if it didn't stick in my mind.<P>Btw: Lucy was after Schr
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Postby polarbee on Sun Sep 30, 2001 7:52 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Death of Rats:
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Postby David Adrian on Sun Sep 30, 2001 8:02 am

My sincerest apologies, both to Death of Rats and to Mr. Philips. I did not intend for my post to carry a tone of patronization; rather, I intended it to be a hyperbolic expression of surprise and incredulity. To any who may have been offended (but especially to the two above-named individuals), I say that offense was not the goal; an exagerated expression of humor was.
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Postby Josh Phillips on Sun Sep 30, 2001 8:18 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by David Adrian:
<B>My sincerest apologies, both to Death of Rats and to Mr. Philips.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Apology graciously accepted. My comments were inspired by a personal issue, actually... the same thing has been done to me countless times over things *far* less well-known than Peanuts. I don't like being called sub-human[1] because I don't know about some obscure pop culture reference.<P><I>[1] Which you didn't call Mr. Rats, I admit. :-)</I><P>JOSH.<P><P>------------------
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Postby polarbee on Sun Sep 30, 2001 11:42 am

I just realized she seemed to be expecting someone to arrive in 3.15 Was it Alan or "her friend"? <P>Hmmmm....<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby bunnyThor on Sun Sep 30, 2001 11:49 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by polarbee:
<B>I just realized she seemed to be expecting someone to arrive in 3.15 Was it Alan or "her friend"?
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I believe that "Helene's friend" was entirely made up by Alan once he heard that it might be a ploy to get Joe+Ceilidh to buy more snacks. (No one ever said that Alan was the sharpest tool in the shed.)<P><P>------------------
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Postby polarbee on Sun Sep 30, 2001 11:50 am

But is Alan really capable of that sort of thoughtpower? I wouldn't have believed it. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby ThriKreen on Mon Oct 01, 2001 12:39 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bunnyThor:
<B>"Peanuts" has been syndicated and translated into 174 languages including Kurdish, Farsi, Thai, Pig-latin, and Canadian.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>
What I want to know is, does he mean Canadian-English or Canadian-French (which would make more sense).<P>Because if it's the former, well... I wouldn't know what to think =)
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Postby svenman on Mon Oct 01, 2001 12:44 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bunnyThor:
<B> Your point is valid and well taken, but I'll pick a nit anyhow...<P>"Peanuts" has been syndicated and translated into 174 languages including Kurdish, Farsi, Thai, Pig-latin, and Canadian.
[...]</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I'd like to point out, however, that some aspects usually don't get carried over into those translations, just like for example that particular term of endearment that Sally uses for Linus (it didn't into that translation that I'm familiar with). I'd expect that in many of these translations, even the names of the characters and of the strip itself get changed all out of recognition.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>
If there is any vestige of American pop culture that would be expected to be common knowledge in sundry other sections of the planet, that vestige would be "Baywatch", with "Peanuts" running a close second.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>You're kidding, right? <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"> Now if you'd said Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck instead of Baywatch, I'd be quite prepared to agree with complete sincerity.<P>- svenman (who <I>has,</I> in fact, heard of Baywatch)<P>[spelling corrected]<p>[This message has been edited by svenman (edited 10-01-2001).]
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Postby Anh Minh on Mon Oct 01, 2001 1:16 am

When was Peanuts written? I'm French, and I can honnestly say I'd never heard of it before that 'Sweet babbo' thing.
I have, on the other hand, heard of both Disney and Baywatch. And McDonald's, which, in our culture, symbolizes American Imperialism.<P>Anh Minh
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Postby mykroft on Mon Oct 01, 2001 1:32 am

Peanuts was written By Charles Schultz over roughly the last 40 years. The main characters being Charlie Brown, his dog Snoopy, and his nemesis Lucy. It also had several TV specials, the best known of which being 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' and 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' (I think that's the title of the second.) It's pretty much the best known comic strip in North America, with only Calvin & Hobbes and Dilbert being anywhere near as common for references.<P>------------------
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Postby Anh Minh on Mon Oct 01, 2001 2:15 am

Oh, yes, I've heard of Snoopy! I've even read a few strips. He's famous! thanks.<P>Anh Minh
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Postby All-Purpose Guru on Mon Oct 01, 2001 2:26 am

I seem to remember that the strip's name, "Peanuts", (which Schulz hated, BTW) translated into "Radishes" in some translation.<P>So, I can believe "sweet Babboo" wouldn't make the cut either.<P><P>------------------
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Postby Death of Rats on Mon Oct 01, 2001 6:04 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by David Adrian:
<B>To any who may have been offended (but especially to the two above-named individuals), I say that offense was not the goal; an exagerated expression of humor was.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>No harm done. :-) I was ROTFLOL when I read your post. The only effect you might have had: I will make random references to pop culture in the future, just to show that I <I>know</I>.<P>------------------
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Postby David Adrian on Mon Oct 01, 2001 9:53 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Josh Phillips:
<B> I don't like being called sub-human</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Nor do I, Sir Artist - which is why I restrict such comments to matters of morals and ethics, and never use such in a public forum. Unless I intend the matter to continue to a physical confrontation, something I only ever resort to under the most extreme provocation. Sadly, the kind of troglodyte which can provoke me to such straits usually doesn't understand his native language well enough to respond properly, so I frequently wind up needing the derisive laughter of witnesses to provoke him* into acting unwisely. But to return to the original topic, I do not use such comments upon friends - and I see no enemies here.<P><I>*In the interests of political correctness, I post hasten to assure any and all radical feminists that the use of the male pronoun here is not intended as a sexist insult. Fairness compels me to state, however, that I have never used such tactics on a lady. Interpret as you will. Thenkyew. </I>
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