Bet you don't get many French subscribers to the 'Show Us Your Pets' thread either
This kind of inter-linguistic confusion can be offensive and comical, too. Years ago while i was living in France the family I was staying with welcomed another American for a dinner. She had just spent a few days in Paris on her first trip to France. They asked her how she liked Paris, and she responded that Paris was the city of joy--"Paris est la ville de joie"--and she wanted to say that she was ajoyous girlas well, so she said, "Et je suis une fille de joie." Horror fell on the faces of the French family. You see, "fille de joie" may literally mean girl of joy, but it the common name for, well, shall we say . . . una puta.
I do not speak or come in contact with Spanish in this island nation where the word is common as a diminutive for computer that I believe is in homage to Mircea Puta the mathematician.
No offense was or is intended and it just goes to show how careful everyone must be especially if like me you have lead a sheltered life.
I have heard of the Roman Goddess and a Town in Baku, a retaurant in Gothenburg,a New York record company, even a moth found here in western europe but until I googled for the Spanish definition I was blissfully ignorant.
Silly really as our daughter lives in Northern Italy where the language is somewhat similar and my grandson is a follower of Anime and has had a schoolboy giggle at the yellow-green Keronian painter Putata!
I now know why!
P.S. I thank you for inadvertently pointing me towards an education in expletives I will never again speak of that carnivorous shoaling fish that lives in Brazilian rivers by name!
Well, folks I posted that link nearly two years ago. Time change, so do websites. I'm sorry but I don't know where it's gone.
BTW Dave, 'puta' in Spanish is very offensive.Not really a good abbreviation of 'computer'. In Turkish it's the name of a type of Ottoman Empire archer's bow.
Thanks for sharing this! I remember about 70 per cent of them, I'd guess....great to have the words to all those verses! I will definitely use this wonderful resource.
Hi Ken.... this is a pretty awsome list.
Something neat would be for everyone to look at this list and honestly say how many of these songs you remeber.
Just got home from work and am getting ready to head out the door to our local dulcimer club gathering.
WhenI get the time I'll try to input my number. Just a quick glance and I see several I can't remember.
Fort those who love the music of the 60s and 70s and beyond, here's a great lyric and guitar chord collection I discovered while searching for lyrics to Dancing Bear by the Mommas & Pappas: