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Lyudmila
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You are a cross-stitcher all right

Postby Lyudmila » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:02 pm

if reading "I had a visitor" in the title of a post you think about a "frog" (frogging, massive enough to become a topic for discussion on the forum). That's what happened to me earlier today.
By the way, it took me quite a long time to understand what this "frog" was about on craftbubble.com when it was alive (the site, not the frog). Someone tried to explain to me saying, "The sound they utter is like that of undoing stitches". This explanation made things even worse, because a decent Ukrainian or Russian frog says "quah". Nothing even close to ripping. Then I checked google which knows everything and learnt what frogs say.
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Re: You are a cross-stitcher all right

Postby Dragonlair » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:18 pm

Lyudmila,

Years ago, on the EMS board, there was a moderator from Spain who had your same problem. She knew the term "frog" and FULLY understood its meaning (as we all do) but never knew the origin of the word. As in your case, the meaning just doesn't translate well. It's origin is obviously English! Gi{{

I wonder how many other terms, in stitching and otherwise, that are based on sounds and so do not translate well. Most people never think of it, they just think of the term and it's meaning.

There's a discussion/help forum on Amazon for help with their digital/electronic gadgets about the origin of the term "kindle" for their ebook readers. Again, it may not translate to other languages. It refers to starting a fire (kindle) referring to your intellectual enjoyment or your imagination. Knowing that, the next step up (their tablets), it makes sense to be called "fire". The odd thing here is you rarely think of kindling a fire, you think of starting a fire with kindling. It's the same thing, though!
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Re: You are a cross-stitcher all right

Postby WV_Shell » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:21 pm

That is something to think about.... Hmmm Oh I don't like frogs unless they are in pond singing or eating bugs... WH_:{
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Re: You are a cross-stitcher all right

Postby Lyudmila » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:45 pm

"To burn discs" alone can make one faint if one does not know what this phrase means, right? Gi{{
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Re: You are a cross-stitcher all right

Postby Dragonlair » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:10 pm

Lyudmila wrote:"To burn discs" alone can make one faint if one does not know what this phrase means, right? Gi{{


This one is quite accurate. It actually does burn the data into the disk using light. That's all a laser is -- a concentrated thin beam of light.
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Re: You are a cross-stitcher all right

Postby Beaj » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:53 pm

Ok..Lyudmila... the frog has paid me a visit....I have to rip-it....rip-it ..rip-it...just one darn row missed but messes the surrounding design up...so as it's - 30* Celsius the frog should have stayed outside hibernating instead of coming inside to give me grief and to warm up. Gi{{
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Re: You are a cross-stitcher all right

Postby Jackie » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:29 pm

-30*C, it is cold for a frog......maybe you can give the frog to DH! Gi{{
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Re: You are a cross-stitcher all right

Postby Lyudmila » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:27 pm

We had "plus" temperatures(Celsius) until last Wednesday. Today we have minus 10 (at night - minus 12). There are forecasts for minus 30. Easilly! I cant remember a winter without below minus 30 at least for a couple of days.

And yes, Bea, a frog makes one hot and sweating. I hate frogging, but even if one stitch is wrong, I will frog it and redo. Otherwise I will never forget about the mistake. Gi{{

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