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Words that mean exactly what they say they mean

Mediterranean.

Medi-center

Terran- Earth

The word literally means center of the world.

Austria/ Österreich

Aus- East

Reich- Realm, or land.

If was the eastern land of the former Roman empire.

--Anonymous
replies 81Dec 3, 2017 3:15 PM +00:00

Sidewalk.

--Anonymous
replies 1Dec 3, 2017 3:22 PM +00:00

R1

What a perfect backhanded cunt response/compliment.

--Anonymous
replies 2Dec 3, 2017 3:28 PM +00:00

Skidmark

--Anonymous
replies 3Dec 3, 2017 3:36 PM +00:00

Fart

--Anonymous
replies 4Dec 3, 2017 3:45 PM +00:00

Mother.

Fucker.

Motherfucker!

ta-da!

--Anonymous
replies 5Dec 3, 2017 3:57 PM +00:00

I thought Mediterranean meant hairy?

--Anonymous
replies 6Dec 3, 2017 4:05 PM +00:00

Ass

Hole

It’s a hole in your ass.

--Anonymous
replies 7Dec 3, 2017 4:07 PM +00:00

Bullshit.

Bull

&

Shit.

--Anonymous
replies 8Dec 3, 2017 4:39 PM +00:00

Mediterranean means BETWEEN LAND, not the middle of the earth. It's between the three major continents that were known at the time (Africa, Asia, and Europe.)

--Anonymous
replies 9Dec 3, 2017 4:55 PM +00:00

cocksucker

Somebody who sucks cock.

--Anonymous
replies 10Dec 3, 2017 5:27 PM +00:00

This is a terrific thread.

--Anonymous
replies 11Dec 3, 2017 5:29 PM +00:00
If was the eastern land of the former Roman empire.

um, no.

--Anonymous
replies 12Dec 3, 2017 5:57 PM +00:00

R9

Terra has multiple translations- Land, earth, world- so quit being a pedantic twat.

R12

Check again.

--Anonymous
replies 13Dec 3, 2017 7:42 PM +00:00

R12

German name. Österreich is derived from Old High German Ostarrîchi. ... Old High German rihhi had the meaning of "realm, domain".

If you claim Aus or Öst don’t mean East then you’re just an ignorant troll.

Low IQ idiots arguing about everything. Jesus.

--Anonymous
replies 14Dec 3, 2017 7:46 PM +00:00

Homo sexual

Pedo phile

--Anonymous
replies 15Dec 3, 2017 7:49 PM +00:00

Pomme de terre, french for potato, which translates to "apple of the earth".

Kinda OT, but I always wondered where blowjob came from, you're not blowing on it. Well, you shouldn't be unless it's on fire or something.

--Cunning Linguist (not really, just wanted to say that)
replies 16Dec 3, 2017 8:09 PM +00:00

Gloryhole

--Praise be!
replies 17Dec 3, 2017 8:14 PM +00:00

Blowhard

--Anonymous
replies 18Dec 3, 2017 8:17 PM +00:00

Car-pet

Mans-laughter

Hyphens are fun!

--Anonymous
replies 19Dec 3, 2017 8:34 PM +00:00

itttybittytitties

--Anonymous
replies 20Dec 3, 2017 8:51 PM +00:00

Someone needs to look at a map of the Roman empire, and then the compass points.

--Anonymous
replies 21Dec 3, 2017 9:48 PM +00:00

Austria / Österreich was the eastern realm of the Franks, and then the Holy Roman Empire. The earlier Roman Empire stretched further east into the Levant.

--Anonymous
replies 22Dec 3, 2017 10:47 PM +00:00

Breakfast To-get-her Skullfuck

--Anonymous
replies 23Dec 4, 2017 12:31 AM +00:00

I meant to say

Breakfast

To-get-her

Skullfuck

--Anonymous
replies 24Dec 4, 2017 12:32 AM +00:00

The French word for umbrella: parapluie, beyond rain.

Also, the Portuguese word: guardachuva, or rain guard.

--Anonymous
replies 25Dec 4, 2017 12:42 AM +00:00

United States. States all united and happy together.

--Anonymous
replies 26Dec 4, 2017 1:56 AM +00:00

R9Actually they were referrinf to the sea in the middle of the known earth at the time, so he's correct. Terranean also refers to the Earth. I guess some people should have taken Latin in school.

--Anonymous
replies 27Dec 4, 2017 2:07 AM +00:00

Aren’t all words supposed to say exactly what they mean?

--Anonymous
replies 28Dec 4, 2017 3:33 AM +00:00

R28, No.

Therapist.

The rapist

--Anonymous
replies 29Dec 4, 2017 3:43 AM +00:00

German is the more descriptive language

Volkswagen=Peoples Car

--Anonymous
replies 30Dec 4, 2017 3:57 AM +00:00

r29 Reminds me to Tobias Fünke, the analrapist from Arrested Development.

--Anonymous
replies 31Dec 4, 2017 4:35 AM +00:00

^reminds me OF

--Anonymous
replies 32Dec 4, 2017 4:35 AM +00:00

Miniseries

mini - series

mini = small

series = a set of related television or radio programs, especially of a specified kind

Miniseries

--Anonymous
replies 33Dec 4, 2017 4:37 AM +00:00

Firefighter!

--Anonymous
replies 34Dec 4, 2017 4:39 AM +00:00

Zephyrhills

Zephy

Rhills

--Anonymous
replies 35Dec 4, 2017 4:39 AM +00:00

r34 Yeah, the last one I hooked up with did things to me that meant exactly what he meant.

--This. Did. Not. Happen. 0/10
replies 36Dec 4, 2017 4:42 AM +00:00

Asspic

--Anonymous
replies 37Dec 4, 2017 6:35 AM +00:00

Underwear!

--Anonymous
replies 38Dec 4, 2017 7:35 AM +00:00

Caf tan

Ear rings

--Anonymous
replies 39Dec 4, 2017 7:43 AM +00:00

There's a former UNC head football coach named Dick Crum.

--Anonymous
replies 40Dec 4, 2017 8:03 AM +00:00

The roman catlick chicken place, Pope Yes.

The fat actress, Reese With 'er spoon.

--Anonymous
replies 41Dec 4, 2017 8:26 AM +00:00

Doh

Tard=

Dotard

--Anonymous
replies 42Dec 4, 2017 9:01 AM +00:00

Gropecunt Lane. A lane in Olde London where one could grope cunt.

The entire wikipedia with video and photo galleries for each article. Find something interesting to watch in seconds.
wikivisually.com
--Anonymous
replies 43Dec 4, 2017 11:26 AM +00:00

sententious

Means exactly what it says it means.

--Anonymous
replies 44Dec 4, 2017 11:40 AM +00:00

Dangleberry, if dingleberry were spelled with an "a".

--Anonymous
replies 45Dec 4, 2017 11:50 AM +00:00

Austria was originally the Marchia orientalis, or eastern frontier province, of the Duchy of Bavaria, given to the ruling Baberberg family by Charlemagne. Thy had come from Slavic Bamberg but had lost power there while retaining it in Bavaria. The original "Austria" was only a tiny corner of today's country.

--Anonymous
replies 46Dec 4, 2017 11:56 AM +00:00

Babenberg family, typo

--Anonymous
replies 47Dec 4, 2017 12:01 PM +00:00

R30

Nacktschnecke - naked snail (slug)

--Anonymous
replies 48Dec 4, 2017 12:40 PM +00:00

Despite a few exceptions, this thread proves that the collective IQ of Datalounge has dropped below 90.

--OP
replies 49Dec 4, 2017 1:59 PM +00:00
Terra has multiple translations- Land, earth, world- so quit being a pedantic twat.

Oh, the irony...

--Anonymous
replies 50Dec 4, 2017 2:51 PM +00:00

R50

I hate being pedantic, but all three definitions are prevalent in everyday language.

Land, earth, and world are the first three translations of terra.

I’m sure you are one of the people that thought asshole was a funny entry on this list. It must rhyme with your name.

--Anonymous
replies 51Dec 4, 2017 3:05 PM +00:00
Terra has multiple translations- Land, earth, world- so quit being a pedantic twat.

and then...

I hate being pedantic, but ...
--OP - Miranda Brasspole
replies 52Dec 4, 2017 3:17 PM +00:00

For ‘Mediterranean’ R9 has the better translation.

Medi/medium most often means middle. (As OP notes it can be translated as ‘center’ but Romans would more likely use ‘centrum’ for center.)

Similarly, terra is usually translated as land, ground, and yes, earth – but more in a generic sense than Earth as a planet. Romans would not have typically used ‘terra’ to refer to the world.

R9’s “Between the land” or “in the middle of the land” is a more accurate translation than “center of the world” – which from the Roman perspective would have been the city of Rome itself. By the way, Romans also referred to the Mediterranean as “Mare Nostrum” or “Our Sea.”

I guess some people should have taken Latin in school.

R27 – I’m guessing it’s been a while since you’ve taken Latin in school?

--Anonymous
replies 53Dec 5, 2017 4:55 AM +00:00

“I hate being pedantic...

--But I LOVE being a twat!”
replies 54Dec 5, 2017 5:05 AM +00:00

LOL Laugh Out Loud

--Anonymous
replies 55Dec 5, 2017 9:34 AM +00:00

Deplorables.

--Anonymous
replies 56Dec 5, 2017 9:36 AM +00:00

Lookit

--Anonymous
replies 57Dec 5, 2017 1:54 PM +00:00

"Fireplace".

--Anonymous
replies 58Dec 5, 2017 4:25 PM +00:00

Chicken-fried steak

--Anonymous
replies 59Dec 5, 2017 4:34 PM +00:00

R58

Kisses doll.

--Anonymous
replies 60Dec 5, 2017 4:37 PM +00:00

Trump

Tr= Trash

Rump = rump

--Anonymous
replies 61Dec 5, 2017 4:37 PM +00:00

Is it fucking Austria week here?

--Anonymous
replies 62Dec 5, 2017 4:39 PM +00:00

I've got it: Austria-Hungary.

--Anonymous
replies 63Dec 5, 2017 4:55 PM +00:00

Beijing (Peking) = northern capital Tokyo = eastern capital Hong Kong = fragrant harbour (actually not so much)

--Anonymous
replies 64Dec 5, 2017 5:57 PM +00:00

R64

The latter is funny, as long as fragrant is translated as revolting.

--Anonymous
replies 65Dec 5, 2017 5:59 PM +00:00

Beau-laid - which means beautiful-ugly.

--Anonymous
replies 66Dec 5, 2017 6:32 PM +00:00
Beijing (Peking) = northern capital

Nanjing = southern capital

--Anonymous
replies 67Dec 5, 2017 6:39 PM +00:00

dilapidated

--Anonymous
replies 68Dec 5, 2017 6:43 PM +00:00

I'm confuzzzzed: shouldn't Op's post read, "Words that mean exactly what each intends to mean"?

'Words' don't 'say'/'speak,' only people do -

--The DL Grammar Police Captain
replies 69Dec 5, 2017 6:52 PM +00:00

W&W R69

Great catch.

R66

Do you mean jolie-laid?

Unless you think that beauty and Angie Jolie mean the same thing in English.

--OP
replies 70Dec 5, 2017 7:20 PM +00:00

beau-laid (male), jolie-laide (female)

--Anonymous
replies 71Dec 6, 2017 2:53 AM +00:00

Fuck is an onomatopoeia.

--Anonymous
replies 72Dec 6, 2017 6:10 AM +00:00

The nesias make me crazy. Micronesia =tiny little nesias; Polynesia=Whole bunch of nesias; Indonesia=in the middle of nesias

--And so on
replies 73Dec 6, 2017 6:16 AM +00:00

r73 There's a nesia that makes you forgetful.

--Anonymous
replies 74Dec 6, 2017 8:55 AM +00:00
There's a nesia that makes you forgetful.

Are you sure? I don't remember ever hearing about such a thing.

--Anonymous
replies 75Dec 6, 2017 9:05 AM +00:00

Enemy an-ami un-friend

(merci Français!)

--Anonymous
replies 76Dec 6, 2017 9:10 AM +00:00

Middle aged.

37.5 years of age. Male, USA

Not, 62 years of age. Male, Data Lounge.

--Anonymous
replies 77Dec 6, 2017 9:39 AM +00:00

Tell a 37.5 year old man he's middle aged.

--Anonymous
replies 78Dec 6, 2017 7:31 PM +00:00

Nesia is Greek for island. Micronesia - small island, Polynesia - many islands, Melanesia - black or dark island (referring to the dark-skinned inhabitants), Indonesia - Indian islands, Austronesia - southern islands

--Anonymous
replies 79Dec 6, 2017 9:26 PM +00:00

Amnesia = Hawaii!

--Anonymous
replies 80Dec 6, 2017 9:37 PM +00:00

Oxy = Air

Moron = O.P..

Oxymoron

--Flatulent Gasbag.
replies 81Dec 6, 2017 10:09 PM +00:00