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Iron Sky is a Finnish made film full of camp and pomp, with the premise that the Nazis escaped to the dark side of the moon, and in 2018, return to invade the world.
Oh, and Sarah Palin is the American president.
Funny stuff. Don’t worry, the film has English dialogue and subtitles.
So I fell on a question concerning Breton in the French Yahoo Answers. And the answers were… beautiful. I had to share them.
The question wasn’t silly, don’t get me wrong. This girl wanted to know how to say “hello” in a neutral, pronounceable way (probably to please some Breton friends to show them she was interested in their culture? That’s sweet, nothing wrong).
What was hilarious, though, were the answers. The one person who answered correctly kind of teased them and said “I wonder how actual Breton-speakers would react to such a greeting”. Honestly, I’d laugh, and I’m not even fluent.
So, behold- what some people thought was “hello” in Breton:
* Kenavo- which actually means “farewell”, with a much stronger connotation. I’ve heard people who jokingly said “Parisians think it means ‘goodbye’, but it really means ‘we’ll probably never meet again’ “.
In French, the closest expression you could find to translate Kenavo would be Adieu. It basically means “goodbye” in the sense that you have no idea if you will ever see that person again. It’s a much darker expression than “see you” and the French equivalent of “goodbye”. “Aurevoir” literally means “until we see each other again”.
Nope, in Brittany, we are not sure Fate won’t change things. We’re not sure the Ankoù won’t come for either of us before that. So goodbye, ‘coz I’m not sure at all we’ll ever meet again XD
* Salud, a word which, though it sounds like a deformation of the French word “salut”, meaning “hi”, is actually pronounced “Ssah-lüD” (with a hard “D”) and means “salvation”.
Now, go and greet someone, waving and shouting “salvation!” at them.
[NOTE: Apparently, this depends on the dialect! According to the Favereau dictionary, Salud is a Francisized word meaning “hi”, but according to the Roparz Hemon dictionary, it would refer to a gesture, like the military salute. And in my region of origin, Salud stands for salvation. Uh-uh. No wonder they say that Breton dialects are all so confusing people can’t understand each other!]
I’ll thus leave it at that: in Francophone regions, such as Gallo Country, Salud means “hi”. But elsewhere… be careful how and when you use that word.
Keep in mind that in any case, it comes from the French word salut, which means both “hi” and “salvation”.
* The last two answers were made-up words, though one of them was linked to a swear-word :p
Soooo, in my opinion, the winner is… Kenavo, of course.
Because who comes up to someone just to tell them “farewell, we probably won’t meet again”? XD Priceless…
My French isn’t great, and I have no knowledge of Breton, but this was still amusing and interesting.
It has been a year since the internet’s demise… meg stands on the ashes of civilization.
It has been a year since the internet’s demise… emily is now a master thief.
It has been a year since the internet’s demise… Mirelha has no reason to wake up now.
This is so true! XD
It has been a year since the internet’s demise… Luna sings songs of their internet days.
Wait, What?! O_o
Hey, I got some pretty weird results later on too.
When I typed up my real name, it said I’d become prime minister and when I typed in my nickname, it said I’d start a cult.
So I’m actually a neurasthenic prime minister who started a cult after the internet got shut down. And you, of course, are granddruidess and “penn-barzh” of this internet-related cult. Sing on, Luna… XD
It has been a year since the internet’s demise… uncdan is now truly foreveralone.
It has been a year since the internet’s demise… Daniel has given up on everything.
An infamous German video regarding safe use of a fork lift.
Frankly, you don’t need to speak German to watch this. The context can be inferred in those instances when German is spoken, and the rest is highly visual.
Beware: Dark humour.