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Game - guess Polish idioms/sayings in direct English translation


OP pawian 223 | 24,582
29 Apr 2024 #1,621
Don't turn my guitar around.

How about guitar?? Yes, only one word. Or in proper English. two -the guitar!
mafketis 37 | 10,848
29 Apr 2024 #1,622
in proper English. two -the guitar!

Actually I wouldn't use the article...

A: How are things goin'?
B: Guitar. (okay, can't complain)

I was told a few years ago about students using 'kot' in a similar way but expressing stronger approval. But I haven't actually heard it....

A: How was the concert?
B: Kot! (great!)
OP pawian 223 | 24,582
29 Apr 2024 #1,623
A: How are things goin'?
B: Guitar. (okay, can't complain)

Yes, exactly! Do you know where it originates from??? :):):)

the article...

Exactly!
mafketis 37 | 10,848
29 Apr 2024 #1,624
Do you know where it originates from??? :):)

No idea... unless it's a variation of 'git'....
OP pawian 223 | 24,582
29 Apr 2024 #1,625
unless it's a variation of 'git'.

Wow, a clever suggestion which I must bear in mind but it isn`t the background for guitar idiom.

Think of guitar`s function. What is it???
OP pawian 223 | 24,582
30 Apr 2024 #1,626
a new one before I forget - what is judas and why???
Feniks - | 221
30 Apr 2024 #1,627
what is judas and why???

A spyhole/peephole in a door.

You want to know why it is a peephole?
OP pawian 223 | 24,582
30 Apr 2024 #1,628
yes! peephole.

why it is a peephole?

I want to know why it is called judas. :):):)
jon357 74 | 22,347
30 Apr 2024 #1,629
judas

Fairly obvious really...

Here's one. What's a "spider" and what very specific form of Polish does the term come from?
Feniks - | 221
30 Apr 2024 #1,630
Judas Iscariot spying on Jesus?
OP pawian 223 | 24,582
30 Apr 2024 #1,631
Fairly obvious really..

We don`t believe you. :):):) You say so to cover your ignorance, like with the previous riddle in another thread. We still remember that brawl you started about certain leek. :):):)

Judas Iscariot spying on Jesus?

No, we are talking about judas, not Judas. :):):)
jon357 74 | 22,347
30 Apr 2024 #1,632
We don`t believe you

Tough.

Now what about the spider...
Feniks - | 221
30 Apr 2024 #1,633
we are talking about judas

I can only think of a false and insincere person

What's a "spider"

A chandelier?
OP pawian 223 | 24,582
30 Apr 2024 #1,634
I can only think of a false and insincere person

Hmmmm, that`s Judas spelled with capital J. While we are trying to establish why a door peephole was called judas spelled with small j. :):):)
OP pawian 223 | 24,582
30 Apr 2024 #1,635
Now what about the spider..

I don`t know yet. Nothing comes to my mind. :):):)

You see?? I am strong enough to admit that I have no idea. I am like Fenix now, our role model for guessing. Learn this attitude from us both instead of starting brawls about riddles which you can`t solve., :):):)
OP pawian 223 | 24,582
30 Apr 2024 #1,636
why a door peephole was called judas spelled with small j.

There was a good reason for that.
Hint - think what the function of the judas peephole is!!!

hey, it reminds me the previous question:

Think of guitar`s function. What is it???

:):):):)
Feniks - | 221
30 Apr 2024 #1,637
The function of both is obvious but I don't know why the peephole is called judas.
OP pawian 223 | 24,582
30 Apr 2024 #1,638
The function of both is obvious

Namely what of the guitar and peephole??? I am asking coz it is really important to digging out full idioms.
Feniks - | 221
30 Apr 2024 #1,639
The guitar produces sound and the peephole allows someone to see who is on the other side of the door without them seeing you.
jon357 74 | 22,347
30 Apr 2024 #1,640
A chandelier?

Something external.
OP pawian 223 | 24,582
30 Apr 2024 #1,641
The guitar produces sound

Which in standard English or Polish is called what activity exactly???

the peephole allows someone to see who is on the other side of the door

Exactly!! And what activity referring to Judas` actions is performed in result???????
jon357 74 | 22,347
30 Apr 2024 #1,642
And what activity referring to Judas` actions

As I say, it's obvious.

Think of the person's movement.
OP pawian 223 | 24,582
30 Apr 2024 #1,643
As I say, it's obvious.

No, it is not and you are still pretending you know while you don`t. Amassing games of yours!!! :):):)

Think of the person's movement.

What?????? :):):) You mean your wriggling or wiggling now??? :):):)
jon357 74 | 22,347
30 Apr 2024 #1,644
It's obvious.

I'll not give it away though.
OP pawian 223 | 24,582
30 Apr 2024 #1,645
I'll not give it away though

Yes, you won`t, like you didn`t give away that leer was leek in fact. :):):)
Amassing! Thanks, you made my day now. I can finally turn in. :):):)
Feniks - | 221
30 Apr 2024 #1,646
what activity exactly???

Vibration? I'm not sure activity is the right word though.

what activity referring to Judas` actions

Spying? But I already said that in the definition.
jon357 74 | 22,347
30 Apr 2024 #1,647
leer was leek

It wasnt.

And I'll make your day again: we also call those door peepholes Judas Holes in English too :-)

Amassing.....
OP pawian 223 | 24,582
30 Apr 2024 #1,648
I'm not sure activity is the right word though.

OK, let`s end this torture. :):): The activity which is performed on the guitar is playing it. The function of the guitar is playing music.

The full idiom meaning that sth is fully OK is the guitar plays/is playing!

Now, I wouldn`t be myself if I didn`t develop it into a subriddle! hahaha

How did the idiom come into being ????

Hint - it goes back to the second half of 20th century.

we also call those door peepholes Judas Holes in English too

Hmmmmm......... Fenix said nothing about it and she holds the priority for such opinions as a decent Brit here.

Amassing.....

Exactly!!!!

It wasnt.

I beseech you - show more dignity. :):):)
Feniks - | 221
30 Apr 2024 #1,649
he activity which is performed on the guitar is playing it.

I wasn't thinking along those lines, I was thinking how sound is produced.

How did the idiom come into being ????

I'm too tired to do this now......

Still don't get the judas thing.

Something external.

Is it a high-wheeled carriage?

Fenix said nothing about it and she holds the priority for such opinions

I don't know everything!
OP pawian 223 | 24,582
30 Apr 2024 #1,650
Spying? But I already said that in the definition.

No, it isn`t spying!!! It is betraying!!!!!! ):):) Judas peephole sort of betrays to you the person standing in front of the door.


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