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Spaghetti

Discussion in 'off topic' started by BJP, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. bor

    bor queue jumper

    How does this end ?
     
  2. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    It...never...ends.

    The same bunch of middle aged blokes turn up tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after that, and argue about pointless sh*t over...and over...and over again. It never ends until you die. Even then they just carry on without you.
     
    MikeMA, Seeker_UK, Rob998 and 3 others like this.
  3. jtrade

    jtrade pfm Member

    Spaghetti is indeed plural, but I’ve never heard the singular used in Italy, unlike raviolo...
     
  4. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    In France they call them "Les spaghettis".
     
  5. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    With variations.
     
  6. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    It's somewhat like a Rube Goldberg chain reaction, but rather than finely engineered discrete parts working together in execution of a singular task, it's a series of banal ego farts, tea & biscuit sensibilities, and insufferable posturing ending with absolutely nothing of value tumbling from its rhetorical anus.
     
  7. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    That's genius. I now plan to do away with my scales and measure all frequently used ingredients relative to bits of my anatomy.
     
  8. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    * 'Heath Robinson' would be a suitable Anglo-centric equivalent.
     
  9. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    How deep are your cooking pots?
     
  10. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    Yes, you are right. It was a direct, but wrong, translation from the article in Italian. They used the term "attenuanti" and "estenuanti" is also an Italian word but means something else.
     
  11. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    And yet here you are...
     
  12. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Ah, the old Bee Gees classic.
     
  13. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    And so are you...
     
  14. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    I’m enjoying the thread Not moaning about it.

    It’s what forums are all about.
     
  15. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    We're here, unless this is one of those pesky Talosian illusions.

    Joe
     
  16. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

  17. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    Damned frogs.....they also call them les pates (plural, would you believe!) instead of la pasta. They also claim white truffle is not really a truffle and is of little interest, because why? because they ain't got any, the frogs!
     
  18. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    But to come to the point, one "spaghetto," and a multitude of "spaghetti." Like beans, you can drop a bean on the kitchen floor, but you will eat beans. Colloquially, you can also say, in Italian, "Let's make ourselves "a spaghetto", tonight! Singular, referring to both the single operation of making it, and to the single finished product of the pasta in the bowl waiting to be eaten.
     
  19. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    They even call focaccia "fougasse"!
     
  20. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!! The monstrous fiends! If you have worse in store, please spare me.

    In Israel, where they speak Hebrew in which the same letter is used for "O" and "U", they sometimes manage to translate/transliterate it into "fukkaccia."
     

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