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More better. #16 (permalink) Mon Apr 13, 2015 17:39 pm   More better.
 

Aw, ta, Bev. Ta, Monica.

Speaking of The BFG, I've only watched the cartoon. I would've most likely read the book too, had it been available to me. I really liked how Roald Dahl played with language to coin such funny words. You think I is swizzfiggling you?

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More better. #17 (permalink) Mon Apr 13, 2015 18:55 pm   More better.
 

Don't gobblefunk about with words.
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More better. #18 (permalink) Mon Apr 13, 2015 20:34 pm   More better.
 

Dear readers,
There's something weird here, with the authors of the latest posts.
I'd like to say something, but "I is not exactly understanding their langwitch"
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More better. #19 (permalink) Mon Apr 13, 2015 22:38 pm   More better.
 

Beeesneees wrote:
Don't gobblefunk about with words.

LOL. I'm not gobblefunking. "This is an important and snitching subject", so I'd like to offer a few very rough translations:
gobblefunk around – mess/play around
swizzfiggling – kidding/lying
snoozzcumbers – the only vegetable that grows in Giant Country
bellypopper – a jar holding dreams

Monica28 wrote:
I'd like to say something, but "I is not exactly understanding their langwitch" :))

"You must not be giving up so easy. The first titchy bobsticle you meet and you begin shouting you is biffsquiggled."
titchy bobsticle – itty-bitty obstacle
biffsquiggled – bewildered?

"I said this might be knotty plexicated!"
knotty plexicated – very complicated

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More better. #20 (permalink) Mon Apr 13, 2015 23:07 pm   More better.
 

Cristina.ro wrote:
"You must not be giving up so easy. The first titchy bobsticle you meet and you begin shouting you is biffsquiggled."
titchy bobsticle – itty-bitty obstacle
biffsquiggled – bewildered?

It is knotty plexicated indeed!
you is biffsquiggled = you're giving up.

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More better. #21 (permalink) Mon Apr 13, 2015 23:33 pm   More better.
 

What rottsome, rubbsquash babblement! Bellypoppers is not jars. Bellypoppers flies through the air and they is owned by the Queen.
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More better. #22 (permalink) Tue Apr 14, 2015 0:54 am   More better.
 

Beeesneees wrote:
What rottsome, rubbsquash babblement! Bellypoppers is not jars. Bellypoppers flies through the air and they is owned by the Queen.

Oh no, what a catasterous disastrophe -- my memory seems to be failing me! For some reason, I would've thought those were the bellyhoppers.

Monica28 wrote:
you is biffsquiggled = you're giving up. :-)))

Is it really? I is biffsquiggled then.

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My humble apologies, Your Majesters! <Walking quietly away to go hide under a rock.>
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More better. #23 (permalink) Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:57 am   More better.
 

“Meanings is not important, said the BFG. I cannot be right all the time. Quite often I is left instead of right.”
Me too. Anybody else?
But I also like this:
“Two wrongs don't make a right.”
And he's right again.
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More better. #24 (permalink) Thu Apr 16, 2015 18:59 pm   More better.
 

I've just finished reading the book :))) and I can say that there is a bit more in there than there is in the cartoon I watched a while ago. For example, in the book, the BFG mentions quite a few more different flavours of people from around the world than he does in the cartoon:
-the people from Wales taste of fish (So, does "Wales" sound exactly the same as "whales"?)
-the people from Wellington taste of boots
-the Chileans have a strong chilly flavour
-the Greeks taste very greasy
-the Danes from Denmark taste doggy, etc.

Another dissimilarity is that while the Turks taste of turkey in the book, they taste of Turkish delight in the cartoon.

The ending also differs: while after the imprisonment of the nine human-eating giants Sophie goes off to live in Giant Country together with the BFG, in the cartoon – in the book, a huge house for the BFG as well as a little cottage for Sophie are built right next to the Queen's palace. Afterwards, the BFG is given lessons by Sophie and ends up writing a book on their adventures, which is then identified as the very novel that the reader has just completed reading.
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More better. #25 (permalink) Thu Apr 16, 2015 19:15 pm   More better.
 

'Wales' and 'whales' sound the same.
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More better. #26 (permalink) Fri Apr 17, 2015 13:42 pm   More better.
 

Beeesneees wrote:
'Wales' and 'whales' sound the same.

“Exunckly”! to quote the same funny BFG :))

Cristina.ro wrote:
I've just finished reading the book :)))

Me too, and I can say that the book is really delightful; I'm not underestimating the cartoon, as it played its part too, showing me what it was about and making me curious to see more.
I'm glad I read the book, because there’s some more action and many other descriptions there, more jusy language between the BFG and the other characters, much more humorous dialogues, like those of the Queen of England with the King of Sweden and with the Sultan of Baghdad for example.
Even if it's a book for children, it's worth reading; it's a source of fun and English learning as well.
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More better. #27 (permalink) Fri Apr 17, 2015 16:09 pm   More better.
 

Beeesneees wrote:
'Wales' and 'whales' sound the same.

As I am telling you before, them homophones never cease to amaze me. Thank you.

Monica28 wrote:
Even if it's a book for children, it's worth reading; it's a source of fun and English learning as well.

Exunckly!
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More better. #28 (permalink) Fri Apr 17, 2015 16:34 pm   More better.
 

Nothing doing' was an idiom I learnt from a comic strip in 1982. Um.
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More better. #29 (permalink) Fri Apr 17, 2015 16:43 pm   More better.
 

Ahav ahav hav hav hav kuklee kuklee Ku Ku Ku.
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More better. #30 (permalink) Fri Apr 17, 2015 22:04 pm   More better.
 

Black Knight wrote:
Nothing doing' was an idiom I learnt from a comic strip in 1982. Um.

Welcome to your topic, Black Knight – I haven’t seen you for long! Where have you been? In the crockadowndillies’ land?

Do you also know how to use the idiom “nothing doing”? something like I just stayed all day, nothing doing?

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