[tlhIngan Hol] voD and mu'qaD veS

Felix Malmenbeck felixm at kth.se
Mon Oct 15 11:40:33 PDT 2018


> As another example, in German the slang term for "mate with" is not
> "screw", it's "nail".

Ah yes, that one works in English, too.

In Swedish, to nail something is to come to a decision about something (usually a schedule or the like).

"So, you agree that Glenn is the best person for the job?"
"Yes, Glenn would be perfect."
"Great. I hope we can nail him at today's meeting."
"Oh, not literally, I hope?"
"Haha! Oh, Svea; you're so screwed!"

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Subject: Re: [tlhIngan Hol] voD and mu'qaD veS

Am 15.10.2018 um 19:58 schrieb Felix Malmenbeck:
>  > This use of the English words screw and drill are idiomatic.
>
> Indeed. It's rather telling that the expression does not survive
> translation into Swedish, which is basically just English with a few
> extra vowels.
As another example, in German the slang term for "mate with" is not
"screw", it's "nail".

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Lieven L. Litaer
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