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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:52 pm 
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In German I'd call this a "Regal".


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:57 pm 
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A curio cabinet, I believe. Though if you're storing food in a curio cabinet, well...

If this were in a kindergarten instead of a living room, however, it would be called a "cubby." :p

I'd be inclined to agree with you except that all the gaps in the picture are throwing me off.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:48 pm 
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hwhatting wrote:
In German I'd call this a "Regal".

Similarly in Polish, but I was just wondering what would happen if you wanted to refer to a bookcase/rack in English in a content-neutral way.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:12 pm 
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Just shelves to me. If somebody was putting books in it, I guess bookshelves or bookcase, but if they're putting food in it, then I think the proper term is why???

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:25 pm 
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I would go with shelving myself.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:25 am 
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Pole, the wrote:
hwhatting wrote:
In German I'd call this a "Regal".

Similarly in Polish, but I was just wondering what would happen if you wanted to refer to a bookcase/rack in English in a content-neutral way.

The different-sized nooks is what led me to believe it was a curio cabinet rather than a bookshelf...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:29 pm 
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Funny thing, this ad just randomly popped up for me on reddit:
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(Guess Google tracked me when I was looking for a good regał to paste here.)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:50 pm 
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A dessert consisting of a sweet carbonated beverage poured over ice cream:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:54 pm 
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Too much sugar? :D


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:54 am 
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An X float, where X is the carbonated beverage.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:35 am 
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Vijay wrote:
Too much sugar? :D

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:36 am 
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linguoboy wrote:
A dessert consisting of a sweet carbonated beverage poured over ice cream:


My favorite drink of all time was

red raspberry ice cream + raspberry seltzer + red wine

I called it the Pink Cow because it put me to sleep just as surely as a Red Bull would keep me up. But nobody makes red raspberry ice cream anymore and the replacements just arent quite the same.

But yes, a float. Is there any other word?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:07 am 
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KathTheDragon wrote:
An X float, where X is the carbonated beverage.

+1 The carbonated beverage is usually root beer but could be Coke. Of course, cream makes me sick so I don't eat ice cream.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:14 am 
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linguoboy wrote:
A dessert consisting of a sweet carbonated beverage poured over ice cream:

"It's the first time I see something like that so I don't have a name for it."


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:10 am 
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linguoboy wrote:
A dessert consisting of a sweet carbonated beverage poured over ice cream:

In Australia we call those spiders.
Not even joking ...

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Another question: how would you call this thing?

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I'm very bad with vocabulary for furniture ... I dunno. Shelves? Shelving? Thingy? We have a big thingy in the kitchen that I have no idea what to call ... a big cabinety, cupboardy thing with glass doors and shelves and an open desky surface and cupboards underneath ... anyway, if you're putting food in it, then I'd call it "where the food is" when speaking naturally. The big thingy in my kitchen, I'd probably just call "where the plates are kept" or whatever when I need to refer to it. If I was telling someone who doesn't live here where to get stuff, I'd say "thingy" and then describe where in the room it is ... most likely with gestures because the words "left" and "right" require conscious effort for me.

I kind of suck at language ... everyone thinks I'm good because I learn other languages quickly, but I kind of suck at language in other ways.

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It's not a box! Boxes are made of paper, are less durable and give significantly worse access to the items, if you want to put them in and take them out frequently!

And boxes made of wood are not boxes, but crates, and they are only ever used in Worms.

If what I just wrote sounds weird to you, that's basically how the last few posts here sound to me.

I don't know if the bit you wrote in white was only about the very last bit about Worms, or about the whole thing ... but anything box shaped is a box, regardless of what it's made of. I'm always amazed at the number of words Germans use for different kinds of boxes without any hypernym. I like hypernyms - they allow me to talk without looking for specific words.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:25 am 
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Imralu wrote:
linguoboy wrote:
A dessert consisting of a sweet carbonated beverage poured over ice cream:

In Australia we call those spiders.
Not even joking ...

"Everything in Australia is trying to kill you" meme confirmed. O_O

Imralu wrote:
most likely with gestures because the words "left" and "right" require conscious effort for me.

Me, too.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:13 pm 
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Potholders


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:19 pm 
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Vijay wrote:

Dammit, should have checked.

Alright, new question! What are these?

https://www.tomasoabestratingen.nl/wp-content/uploads/pad-met-halfsteens-verband-met-kaseitjes.jpg


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:22 am 
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linguoboy wrote:
Alright, new question! What are these?

https://www.tomasoabestratingen.nl/wp-c ... wv4ya0.jpg

That's a 404.

Also, the thing from the previous page... I'd just call it a closet. Everything large enough to find a hiding homosexual inside is a closet. Anything smaller than that is either a small closet or a box depending on whether it's easy to pick up and use for moving stuff from one place to another; if it can be used for that purpose (and especially if it's meant to be used for that purpose), then it's a box, but otherwise they're all closets to me.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:00 pm 
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linguoboy wrote:
Alright, new question! What are these?

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I don't think the site likes external image embedding, but when I click the link, it works.

Anyways, I'd call those "stones" that the person is embedding in the ground.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:15 pm 
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I also get the 404, but when I search for the terms in the link, what I get looks what I'd call broadly Pflastersteine ("cobblestones") and specifically Katzenköpfe, lit. "cat heads".


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:37 pm 
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How come all of you can see linguoboy's post but I can't anymore?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:52 pm 
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Vijay wrote:
How come all of you can see linguoboy's post but I can't anymore?

I've gone in twice and edited the URL. It works for a time and then stops working again.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:28 pm 
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Oh, never mind, you added that to your post! I thought they were talking about your earlier post with the potholders. I was like why is everybody talking about stones all of a sudden?? :o


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:08 pm 
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To be fair, "pot" and "stone" are morphemes I would consider to easily be in a sentence together...


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