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Re: Ich bin der operator mit meinem pocket calculator

February 18th, 2020, 6:06 pm

I think that you get a good sense of the nature of the people in a country from their word for butterfly.

Butterfly is quirky and sweet, like Brits.

Papillon and mariposa are romantic. Like the French and Spanish.

Farfalla is spoiled by its association with pasta, like everything Italian.

Féileacán is no nonsense, like the Irish.

The Hawai’ian pōpō liʻiliʻi is full of joy.

And then there is schmetterling.
 
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Re: Ich bin der operator mit meinem pocket calculator

February 18th, 2020, 8:20 pm

Actually, the English and the German word convey the same old (false) belief that... umm... mariposas eat cream/butter/schmetter from milk :-)
AFAIR, mariposita is from some child game "Mari, posita" and has religious connotations (I coudn't find much information online to confirm it). Some proper Spaniard might want to correct me if I'm wrong, por favor.
 
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Re: Ich bin der operator mit meinem pocket calculator

February 18th, 2020, 8:49 pm

Step over the gap, not into it. Watch the space between platform and train.
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Re: Ich bin der operator mit meinem pocket calculator

February 18th, 2020, 8:57 pm

I think that you get a good sense of the nature of the people in a country from their word for butterfly.

Butterfly is quirky and sweet, like Brits.

Papillon and mariposa are romantic. Like the French and Spanish.

Farfalla is spoiled by its association with pasta, like everything Italian.

Féileacán is no nonsense, like the Irish.

The Hawai’ian pōpō liʻiliʻi is full of joy.

And then there is schmetterling.
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Re: Ich bin der operator mit meinem pocket calculator

February 18th, 2020, 9:29 pm

Step over the gap, not into it. Watch the space between platform and train.
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Re: Ich bin der operator mit meinem pocket calculator

February 19th, 2020, 2:01 am

Norwegian: sommerfugl. Literally, bird of summer. A little deeper research suggests that they support polymorphism, which may make somebody around here happy.
 
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Re: Ich bin der operator mit meinem pocket calculator

February 19th, 2020, 11:56 am

Norwegian: sommerfugl. Literally, bird of summer. A little deeper research suggests that they support polymorphism, which may make somebody around here happy.
I don't think you will see many butterflies out and about in the winter. Brass monkey weather.

BTW C++ also supports polymorphism
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curiously ... te_pattern

Of course, OOP originated in Oslo (Simula).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simula
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Re: Ich bin der operator mit meinem pocket calculator

February 20th, 2020, 4:53 pm

Step over the gap, not into it. Watch the space between platform and train.
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