A Greek in Turkey...

Heard any good language-related jokes, stories or puns lately?

A Greek in Turkey...

Postby philly_boy » Mon 20 Apr 2009 3:14 pm

Last summer me and my cousin, Eva, went to Turkey, to their summerhouse in Imvros. On the ferry to the Island, Eva wanted to ask for a straw to drink a drink she had baught. She was surprised to know that the Turkish word for 'straw' is tsibuk, which in Greek (tsibuki) means, eh how shall I say it, fellatio...! She was like :shock: I'm not asking for that. I'll drink it from the bottle, thank you very much!
:lol:

Not to mention when we wanted to ask for the thing you throw cigarettes in, which in Greek is called Tasaki, but tasak in Turkish means (i think) balls. And she went around asking for a tasak :P

Strange how a word changes meaning when it becomes a loan in another language :P We learned lots of useful turkish words on that ferry :P :P
Mother Tongues: Ελληνικά (Modern), English
Good: Français
Basic: Español, Ἑλληνικά (Ancient)
Studying: Türkçe
Wants to learn: Deutsch, Dansk, Svenska, Lingua Latina, Íslenska
Conlang: Vǿrliſë Loreéllë Atário (New Atario Language)
philly_boy
 
Posts: 75
Joined: Sun 19 Apr 2009 11:44 am
Location: Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece

Re: A Greek in Turkey...

Postby Hungakuluk » Tue 21 Apr 2009 3:02 pm

hahaha funnier

in Inuktitut supuuq / supi- means 'blows'

I think Turkish word for Pipet or saman for 'straw' but i not sure about it
Inuuhiluktaapkun taimangnitsuhilaunngitsunga
Ilaanikkun Inungniiguaqhuqpunga
Kihimngiurumavungattauq


In all ma lyf-time Ive not met one lyk dat yet
Im A Pretty Outgoing Person At Times
But I Lyk Ma Own Quiet Time Now And Den T_T
Hungakuluk
 
Posts: 23
Joined: Sun 19 Apr 2009 2:07 am
Location: In the space

Re: A Greek in Turkey...

Postby alpha-omega » Sat 13 Feb 2010 3:03 pm

hahaaha funny
well it is Pipet actually but you can use Çubuk. And really Taşak means balls. :lol:
Native: Turkish
Fluent: English
Learning: Greek
Have ideas about: German, Spanish, Finnish, French
Can read: Russian, Greek
Creating: Aiením, Vi Söllidäävin
Want to learn: Irish, Welsh
alpha-omega
 
Posts: 27
Joined: Wed 12 Aug 2009 5:35 am
Location: İstanbul, Turkey

Re: A Greek in Turkey...

Postby linguoboy » Sat 13 Feb 2010 3:37 pm

alpha-omega wrote:well it is Pipet actually but you can use Çubuk.

What about kamış?
english*deutsch*nederlands*català*castellano*gaelainn*cymraeg*français*svenska*韓國말*漢語
linguoboy
 
Posts: 1029
Joined: Sun 19 Apr 2009 9:02 am

Re: A Greek in Turkey...

Postby alpha-omega » Sun 14 Feb 2010 12:24 pm

linguoboy wrote:What about kamış?

It can be used also. they are synomyms. and there is another one whish is çöp. Young generetion use pipet. others use kamış or çöp. :)
Native: Turkish
Fluent: English
Learning: Greek
Have ideas about: German, Spanish, Finnish, French
Can read: Russian, Greek
Creating: Aiením, Vi Söllidäävin
Want to learn: Irish, Welsh
alpha-omega
 
Posts: 27
Joined: Wed 12 Aug 2009 5:35 am
Location: İstanbul, Turkey


Return to Language-related humour

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests

cron