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Quistuipater

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Do you know what Quistuipater means?

Ita vero -- I know something you don't know!
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Quistuipater

Postby Stargzer » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:02 pm

quistuipater

I ran across that ID in a column by Mark Gibbs of Network World. I think that's his Twitter ID. I don't tweet, but I do like that handle.
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Postby Slava » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:17 pm

Well, it's much better than "tvoyumat'". :twisted:
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Postby Perry » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:17 am

I tried some online translators and came up dry. What does it mean?
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Postby Slava » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:38 am

It's the Russian for "Your Mother!" With all that implies. In fact, it wasn't until I learned the Russian that I understood why "Your Mother!" is so bad in English.
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Postby Stargzer » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:10 pm

There was an ancient Saturday Night Live sketch with John Belushi and Richard Pryor doing Belushi's famous Samurai schtick. They are two hotel bellhops (in Samurai costume complete with swords with hair drawn back) who get into an argument over who's going to carry the guest's heavy bags up to the room. Pryor says, "Yo' mama-san!" to which Belushi replies "Yo' granmama-san!" Pryor says "My granmama-san?" to which Belusi nods his head. Pryor takes out his Samurai sword, and with a shout of "HAAAIIIIII-YA!" cleaves the hotel desk in twain. Belushi quietely says, "OK!" and picks up the bags.
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Postby Stargzer » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:27 am

Sorry, I forgot to post the answer for all to see:

And the answer is:

quistuipater

quis tui pater

Who your father (is)

Who's your daddy!


Well, I don't know if the Latin is perfectly grammatical, but then, I didn't make this one up; I just saw it and, using my rudimentary Latin I and II skills from 43 years ago, burst our laughing. (Any old-time Catholic should have recognized "pater" from "Pater Noster.")

Slava, I'm curious how the Ruskies get "Mother" from "Pater." On the other hand, maybe I shouldn't be ...
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Postby Slava » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:41 am

Stargzer wrote:Slava, I'm curious how the Ruskies get "Mother" from "Pater." On the other hand, maybe I shouldn't be ...
Actually, they don't. What I was getting at was that "tvoyumat" could be a similar, but much worse tagline.

On a similar note, one of the top 50 posters here is "Huia Lesu." This means, in Russian, "F--- the forest." Basty nastards we have out there. Tfoo, tfoo, tfoo!
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Postby misterdoe » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:32 pm

Funny thing is, I looked at this and the first thing to pop into my mind was, "Who's yer Daddy!" :)
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:54 pm

Pretty much the same here, mr d, but I just mite steal it.
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