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Offline Capler

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Don't be that person at the party with no conversation
« on: June 11, 2021, 12:21:39 PM »
Why is there a “riding” in “Little Red Riding Hood”?
 
Riding hood.
    (a) A hood formerly worn by women when riding.
    (b) A kind of cloak with a hood.

The original German title of the fairy tale, "Rotkaeppchen", has no connotations with riding gear. This only got in when it was translated into English. The literal translation of the fairy tale title would be "Little red hat" (or cap).

A reasonable explanation would be that the Riding was added to form an alliteration, making it sound better and more memorable.

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Re: Don't be that person at the party with no conversation
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2021, 12:31:07 PM »
*JT after listening to this party-goers attempt at conversation*






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Re: Don't be that person at the party with no conversation
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2021, 02:54:03 PM »
Why is there a “riding” in “Little Red Riding Hood”?
 
Riding hood.
    (a) A hood formerly worn by women when riding.
    (b) A kind of cloak with a hood.

The original German title of the fairy tale, "Rotkaeppchen", has no connotations with riding gear. This only got in when it was translated into English. The literal translation of the fairy tale title would be "Little red hat" (or cap).

A reasonable explanation would be that the Riding was added to form an alliteration, making it sound better and more memorable.

Because Prince had not written "Raspberry Beret" yet. 

When some yahoo wants to talk to me when I don't want to be bothered I ask the question the 10 year old asked: 

A guy was seated next to a 10-year-old girl on an airplane. Being bored, he turned to the girl and said, "Let's talk. I've heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger."

The girl, who was reading a book, closed it slowly and said to the guy, "What would you like to talk about?"

Oh, I don't know," said the guy. "How about nuclear power?"

"OK," she said. "That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow and a deer all eat the same stuff... grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?"

The guy thought about it and said, "Hmmm, I have no idea."

To which the girl replied, "Do you really feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don't know s**t?"
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2021, 03:04:25 PM »
 :lmao:

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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2021, 04:57:34 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2021, 10:25:49 PM »
 :lmao:
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