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[challenge entry] platypus
..you have to turn your head to the side..

im not so sure of this one ...

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(, Fri 17 Jan 2003, 14:11, archived)
[challenge entry] anyone done a spider?
(, Fri 17 Jan 2003, 14:13, archived)
# that great
(, Fri 17 Jan 2003, 14:14, archived)
# nice spidey
(, Fri 17 Jan 2003, 14:18, archived)
# stouffer's
(repeated) fact of the day: the literal translation of the german for platypus is beak animal.
(, Fri 17 Jan 2003, 14:14, archived)
# Schnabeltier
correct. It IS a puzzling animal, that is.

Skyscraper is "Wolkenkratzer" which means "cloud scratcher".
(, Fri 17 Jan 2003, 14:17, archived)
# those
crazy germans.
(, Fri 17 Jan 2003, 14:20, archived)
# Wasserstoff
is hydrogen. It's funny that although the Germans are amusing cos they assemble words, our nouns are often exactly the same except in latin/greek. "hydrogen" = water made, submarine = under sea and so on.

(, Fri 17 Jan 2003, 14:23, archived)
# the great
thing about german is that you can just keep making longer and longer words. my flatmate once told me the word for a machine that cleans tramtracks. it took about 4 days.
(, Fri 17 Jan 2003, 14:26, archived)
# Some of the peeps here in the office
loved "Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung" which is speed limit.

Very good tip:
When dealing with multilanguage sites/products/GUIs, use german or french as the first test language, all others will fit nicely.

I had my share trying to fit "zurechtschneiden" on a 100px "crop" button lately.
(, Fri 17 Jan 2003, 14:27, archived)