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magic square

 

Hi friends :wink:

 

the SATOR magic square is the oldest square of letters. one was found in Pompeii, on castles and monuments across multiple cultures...

 

S A T O R : sower or creator.

A R E P O : from the creeping plant grows.

T E N E T : you possess.

O P E R A : implement.

R O T A S : wheels.

 

this is the perfect palindrome: it can be read in any direction !

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Rhyme and toes

 

Hi

 

Ride ****-horse on your father’s knee (dandling)

smile at each lady you get to see

Place rings on her fingers and bells on her toes

you will always hear music wherever she goes

(depending on the situation you can change wherever to whenever) :-)

 

(I rewrote an old English nursery rhyme)

**** stands for c and o and c and k

The original:

Old English nursery rhyme

Ride a ****-horse to Banbury Cross,

To see a fine lady upon a white horse;

Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,

And she shall have music wherever she goes

 

@titou

There are no name for all the toes other than a number (usually in Latin) except for big toe (hallux) and little toe. Same in Danish until recently. How about French?

I suggest: big toe-long toe- middle toe- pinch toe- little toe

Cheers

solbjerg

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Hi Solbjerg :wink:

 

:lol: Hey, my "long toe" is smaller than my Hallux... hé hé hé

 

In France we have Hallux, Secundus, tertius, quartus and quintus.

 

very best regards,

 

T2

 

P.S I smile just imaging Solbjerg with a banjo playing this beautiful old fashioned song...

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Hi titou

Yes it seems to be like in latin then in France. Little toe is also called pollox I think?

The "long toe" is often the longest, but it varies though - there is some curiousness in that too :-)

My father used to say that given the condition we live under now, we would probably loose our legs and develop large butts - due to evolution. :-)

 

I added the original rhyme to my first post here.

 

I do not play the banjo, but I played a little violin when I was young - it is not often that I do it now. :-)

Cheers

solbjerg

 

 

Hi Solbjerg :wink:

 

:lol: Hey, my "long toe" is smaller than my Hallux... hé hé hé

 

In France we have Hallux, Secundus, tertius, quartus and quintus.

 

very best regards,

 

T2

 

P.S I smile just imaging Solbjerg with a banjo playing this beautiful old fashioned song...

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my feet are Egyptians

 

Hi Solbjerg :wink:

 

In fact we always speak with Big Toe for Hallux and Little Toe for Quintus, in everyday langage...

it makes me think why, for the hand, one is called "annulus" ?:roll:

 

Egyptian foot : the toes are of decreasing size.

Greek foot : the second toe is bigger than the others.

Roman foot : three or four toes are nearly equal in length.

 

Yes, an other curiosity :lol:

 

In French there is an expression : "se mettre les doigts de pied en éventail", to put your toes in a fan, whitch is used for holydays, fare niante... means ‘to do absolutely nothing’, ‘to laze around’

 

 

 

Does it exist in Danish ?

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Hi titou

Interesting with the regional differences for toes.

The annulus is probably the ring finger, and makes one wonder about the ring symbol - it can be seen as a reference to zero and also as something without beginning or end.

I once worked for the postal services in Copenhagen and at one time was in charge of sending out packages at a post office.

One fellow used to come with packages that he sent all over the world, they contained washers, and when sending things out of the country you had to fill out a form to the customs service where you among other things had to describe the contents.

He always wrote empty holes,- it always made me smile, and he was never challenged about the description by the customs officials. :-)

 

In Danish I don't think we have any expession that is like putting your feet in a fan :-)

You can say "slå fødderne op" which means put up your feet.

"slå op/ned/hen/ud/på- and more" means widely different things.

Slå means hit/knock/hammer (down) - and more - but knock up is in Danish more like what you say when you open some book or try finding a reference to something in fx. a book. It can also mean nailing fx. a notice to the wall.

Oh, you were knocked up - well that doesn't really matter - the main thing is to get you married - what you would say if you would minimize the importance/ignore ("slå hen") your daugthers message about her condition. :-)

 

"Sætte det lange ben foran" - place the long leg ahead" means to hurry by lengthening your stride.

 

There is a lot of very interesting material in comparing expressions.

 

Cheers

solbjerg

 

Hi Solbjerg :wink:

 

In fact we always speak with Big Toe for Hallux and Little Toe for Quintus, in everyday langage...

it makes me think why, for the hand, one is called "annulus" ?:roll:

 

Egyptian foot : the toes are of decreasing size.

Greek foot : the second toe is bigger than the others.

Roman foot : three or four toes are nearly equal in length.

 

Yes, an other curiosity :lol:

 

In French there is an expression : "se mettre les doigts de pied en éventail", to put your toes in a fan, whitch is used for holydays, fare niante... means ‘to do absolutely nothing’, ‘to laze around’

 

 

 

Does it exist in Danish ?

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Hi Solbjerg :wink:

 

very interresting subject, thank you !

 

We have also "prendre son pied", to take a foot, is to enjoy the situation

 

or "casser les pieds", to break foot, is what a pest !

 

or "à contre-pied", against the foot, is at the opposite...

 

or " au pied de la lettre", at foot of the letter, is to take litteraly...

 

This is very used... in current talking.

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Hi titou

I will place the comments beneath your examples :-)

Cheers

solbjerg

 

Hi Solbjerg :wink:

 

very interresting subject, thank you !

 

We have also "prendre son pied", to take a foot, is to enjoy the situation

Få ben at gå på literally get legs to walk on, is used to say that it is so popular that it will be used up quickly

 

or "casser les pieds", to break foot, is what a pest !

Here we have a hunter expression knæk og bræk literally means crack and break, which is used to wish good luck, because it is bad form to wish good luck to hunters or anglers, so the opposite expression is used instead.

 

or "à contre-pied", against the foot, is at the opposite...

I would choose modgang here, literally against the walking direction, but usually translated as adversity

 

or " au pied de la lettre", at foot of the letter, is to take litteraly...

bogstaveligt literally as the letters says, usually translated as literally

 

This is very used... in current talking.

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numbers and letters

 

Hi friends :wink:

 

In French, the words "conte" and "compte" have the same pronunciation.

 

it is true in English, to count and to recount

 

in Deutsch too, zablen and erzäblen

 

in Chinese ? shu and shu

 

it seems that letters and numbers are linked since the beginning

 

curious, isn't it ?

Don't you mean zahlen and erzählen?

Solbjerg

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strategy...

 

Hi friends :wink:

 

Mr. Blue, Mr. White and Mr. Red will fight in duel to three, single-shot pistol...

 

Mr. Red is a sniper, he hits the target very regularly.

Mr. White hits the target half the time.

Mr. Blue, the worst of the three, hit the target once in three.

 

To make the duel équitable, Mr. Blue shoots first, then Mr. White, and finally Mr. red.

 

 

what is the strategy of Mr. Blue, to optimize its chances of survival?

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His best chance is probably to shoot himself - he only hits with one in three - and at that range he has a fair chance of not hitting anything vital. :-)

Cheers

solbjerg

 

 

Hi friends :wink:

 

Mr. Blue, Mr. White and Mr. Red will fight in duel to three, single-shot pistol...

 

Mr. Red is a sniper, he hits the target very regularly.

Mr. White hits the target half the time.

Mr. Blue, the worst of the three, hit the target once in three.

 

To make the duel équitable, Mr. Blue shoots first, then Mr. White, and finally Mr. red.

 

 

what is the strategy of Mr. Blue, to optimize its chances of survival?

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Hi friends :wink:

 

Mr. Blue, Mr. White and Mr. Red will fight in duel to three, single-shot pistol...

 

Mr. Red is a sniper, he hits the target very regularly.

Mr. White hits the target half the time.

Mr. Blue, the worst of the three, hit the target once in three.

 

To make the duel équitable, Mr. Blue shoots first, then Mr. White, and finally Mr. red.

 

 

what is the strategy of Mr. Blue, to optimize its chances of survival?

 

Mr. Blue will miss everyone on purpose.

Mr. White will not shoot Mr. Blue because that will mean Mr. Red will shoot him.

So Mr. White will surely shoot Mr. Red

If Mr. White succeeds in shooting Mr. Red then there are no more shots and the duel is over :wink:

To make the duel équitable, Mr. Blue shoots first, then Mr. White, and finally Mr. red.

They were tricking him, to make the duel truly "équitable" Mr. Blue should have been second, it does not matter which of the other two go first because they would not choose to shoot him, then he is probably left with only one person who has no shot left.

 

All the best, woz of oz

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we can't change the rules...

 

Hi friends :wink:

 

Mr. Blue must shoot in the air !

 

the best weapons of Mr. Blue are his opponents, so he must be sure not to kill any of them.

 

If Mr. Blue shoot in the air, Mr. White will hit Mr. Red because he is the most dangerous. if he misses, Mr. Red will shoot Mr. White for the same reason.

 

very best regards,

 

T2

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Hi titou

Yes - as I said if he turns the weapon on himself he only has a third of a chance of being hit. Against white he has 50% chance at getting hit and against red he is almost certain to be hit.

This is supposing that he has to aim at something - he might be so unlucky that the shot he is aiming at himself (or even in the air) may kill mr. white (or mr. red) - in which case he will almost certainly be killed by mr. red or have a 50% chance with mr. white. :-)

Cheers

solbjerg

p.s. Actually I think he should try mr. red, the chance that he will hit is rather small and mr. white will try for mr. red too and should he miss, mr. red has the option of going for either blue or white and in my opinion would be inclined towards mr. white as mr. white had come closest to killing him :-)

In all there is then a 83% chance that mr. red is out of the picture before his turn comes. Which would give blue 9 chances in 10 of coming out unscathed.

 

 

Hi friends :wink:

 

Mr. Blue must shoot in the air !

 

the best weapons of Mr. Blue are his opponents, so he must be sure not to kill any of them.

 

If Mr. Blue shoot in the air, Mr. White will hit Mr. Red because he is the most dangerous. if he misses, Mr. Red will shoot Mr. White for the same reason.

 

very best regards,

 

T2

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psycho test

 

Hi friends :wink:

 

here's a practical test to know someone better.

draw an array of 6 boxes.

a circle in the first,

a triangle in the 2nd,

a stair in the 3th,

a cross in the 4th,

a square in the 5th

a "m" rounded in 6th,

 

then ask the person to complete each box, to form something non-abstract. Then, to add an adjective beside each draw...

 

When done, you can examine the drawings, knowing that :

the circle case indicates how the person sees herself.

the triangle case indicates how the person believes others see her.

the stair case indicates how the person feels the life.

the cross case indicates how the person sees her spirituality.

the square case indicates how the person sees her family.

the "m" case indicates how the person feels her sexuality.

 

Obviously, this test has no other purpose than to look a bit, when waiting the dishes at the restaurant, but it may be an interesting indicator. :lol:

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Hi titou

All is energy (someone must have said that) :-)

All in All - All is void. (Many have said that I think) :-)

Cheers

solbjerg

 

You cannot avoid the void

it is all around you

Even what we call matter

is mostly empty space

 

Hi friends :wink:

 

All is in One. (Abraham)

All is Love. (Jesus-Christ)

All is sexual. (Freud)

All is economic. (Marx)

All is relative. (Einstein)

 

And then ?

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