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I went to Germany and overall had a rather nice time there. I saw my friend Jasna and lots of Goths and all of that will be detailed in another post when I'm less excited about upcoming Eurovision Song Contest .

I am already thrilled by the fact that the words of the S&M's song entry bear no actual resemblance to their English translation.

And on the subject of my people, here are a few gems from What Was Once Yugoslavia



The inscription on the Tombstone reads:

Djolic Milosav
Born on 1.10.1922
Died 30.4.2001. Killed by the car
of Katic Zoran from the Jelakca village.

Memorial Erected by His Grateful Children




In response to the question of "What I will Be when I grow Up"; When I grow up I would like to be an eingeneer because that is an interesting and easy job. That's why there are so many eingeneers and every day more and more of them. Eingeneers don't have to go to school a lot. They just have to learn languages and know how to talk to computers. They also have to know how to read, so that they can see what happeend when everything gets broken. Eingeneers have to be brave so that they're not scared when everything stops working. They also have to have good eyes so they can see through skirts and they must not be afraid of women that work in their office, because they have to work together. I like the pay that they get, they get more money than they spend. That's because everyone thinks that eingeeering is hard work except for the eingeneers themselves who knows that it's an easy job. There is not a lot that I don't like, except that women love eingeneers and want to marry them and then they [eingeneers] have to chase the women away so they aren't bothering them. I hope I won't be allergic to the dust in the office, because if I'm allergic then I won't be able to be an eingeneer and I'll have to work.

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sera_squeak
May. 20th, 2005 01:46 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure why engineers have to see through skirts...
rainsinger
May. 20th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
I should think it would be the most useful engineering skill of them all!
sera_squeak
May. 20th, 2005 03:44 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm not sure how much it'd get you paid but it might be fun!
tubewalker
May. 20th, 2005 01:50 pm (UTC)
Like Crows With Colds is underway! Nic is working on the vocals and melody, I can't wait to start playing bass on it.
rainsinger
May. 20th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
Yay!
I think that's the only thing that makes me even more excited than Eurovision!
*bounces grinning*
webofevil
May. 20th, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC)
> Šta deca znaju...

I'm perturbed by the fact that this looks like a broadsheet editorial. It isn't, is it?
rainsinger
May. 20th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
what does broadsheet editorial mean? broadsheet - is that a type of newspaper?

Sta deca znaju means What Children Know, and I think it's a column in one of the newspapers.
webofevil
May. 20th, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC)
> broadsheet - is that a type of newspaper?

Yes—the Times, the Independent, the Telegraph etc, as distinct from the tabloids.

The editorial section is where they trumpet their own political views. In theory this is meant to be different from the rest of the paper, where they print the "unbiased" "facts".

Serbo-Croat (that is Serbo-Croat, right?) is intriguing if you've studied Russian. I can clearly see how "Šta deca znaju" is "What Children Know", but I could never remotely have guessed it.
rainsinger
May. 20th, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC)
speaking in tongues
Serbo-Croat (that is Serbo-Croat, right?) is intriguing if you've studied Russian. I can clearly see how "Šta deca znaju" is "What Children Know", but I could never remotely have guessed it.

Yes, Slavic tongues often have common roots. I can understand Bulgarian somewhat, and it's better when it's written down. Same with Czech.

How fluent is your Russian?

webofevil
May. 21st, 2005 12:41 pm (UTC)
Re: speaking in tongues
> How fluent is your Russian?

Not. It's been years. That said, I find I'm having to dredge it up again and begin to dust it off. My (get this) friend's wife's sister's girlfriend's daughter is Russian. She was brought here aged 10 speaking no English, and although now two years later she's become fluent in English she still likes to govorit the mother tongue. Also, the security guy at work is Russian-speaking Lithuanian, and, having discovered that I knew some, insists on speaking to me ONLY in Russian. So pretty much by accident I'm more in practice than I was...
meepettemu
May. 20th, 2005 03:22 pm (UTC)
Yes. I am gutted by the revelation that Eurovision is on tomorrow. I might make all at the party sit and watch it!

*evil grin*
rainsinger
May. 20th, 2005 03:44 pm (UTC)
I was convinced you were having a Eurovision party! You must watch!

Here is a drinking game:
http://www.cowgate.demon.co.uk/mit/drinking/eurovision.html

and just to get you extra excited, the moldovian entry:

‘Boonika Bate Doba’ (‘Grandma Beats The Drum’) by Moldova’s ZDOB [shi] ZDUB contains the line, “She’s a drum machine, you know what I mean.” But there was little evidence of this as the Grandma in question sat quietly on a rocking chair at the back of the stage. That was until the final minute of the song when Grandma Boonika got to her feet and played her doba along to the deafening drum ‘n’ bass. Naturally, the crowd erupted. Totally original.

meepettemu
May. 20th, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC)
"I was convinced you were having a Eurovision party! You must watch!"

there are benefits to being too ill to travel huh? :o)

67threnody
May. 20th, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC)
Is that common, to have the tombstone list the cause of the person's death, as well as who killed him and where that person lives? That kind of stunned me.

But the engineering thing is fabulous!
rainsinger
May. 20th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC)
Is that common, to have the tombstone list the cause of the person's death, as well as who killed him and where that person lives?

Well at least they stopped short of listing his phonenumber.

It's not very common, but it happens occasionally, especially in the very rural areas. There funarels are a form of social entertainment, especially for the over 60s.
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rainsinger
May. 20th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
Re: ha - Eurovision reminds me of you :D
Argh!
I'm so sorry I missed you.

London again soon, pretty please? :)
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