Off topic: Two millionth question
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Noni Gilbert  Identity Verified
Spain
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Jul 22, 2008

I see that we are nearing this number of questions posted. Any plans for celebration?...

 

lexical  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 12:53
Portuguese to English
Yes,... Jul 22, 2008

...one or two of us are planning to post accurate and helpful answers for a change. And we are promising not to try to answer questions in languages of which we know nothing at all.

[Edited at 2008-07-22 18:20]


 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
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...and.... Jul 22, 2008

...we will answer at random just for the pleasure of answering! My favourite reply: "¡Almácigas!"

 

Juliana Brown  Identity Verified
Israel
Local time: 06:53
Member (2007)
Spanish to English
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I think I will break out of my self-imposed boundaries Jul 22, 2008

and answer a question on Metallurgy in Polish-Amharic, just to see...:)

 

Amy Duncan (X)  Identity Verified
Brazil
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What? Jul 22, 2008

No cyber cake and ice-cream? icon_biggrin.gif


Amy


 

Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:53
English to Spanish
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That has probably been surpassed Jul 22, 2008

From what I can see from the numbering, the total number of questions asked must already be heading close to 2,760,000 if the numbering system has been consistent.

 

Hokyun You  Identity Verified
Canada
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I LOVE ANSWERING QUESTIONS Jul 23, 2008

Who doesn't?

Not for the sake of KudoZ point.


 

Noni Gilbert  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 12:53
Spanish to English
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TOPIC STARTER
Tut, tut Tomás! Jul 23, 2008

For the sake of myself and the couple of other Prozians who don't know the term "Almácigas", here is the drae.rae.es definition:

almáciga1.

(Del ár. hisp. almáṣṭaka, este del ár. clás. maṣṭakā[‘], y este del gr. μαστίχη).


1. f. Resina clara, translúcida, amarillenta y algo aromática que se extrae de una variedad de lentisco.


almáciga2.

(Del ár. hisp. almásqa, y este del ár. clás. masqāh, depósito de agua).


1. f. Lugar donde se siembran y crían los vegetales que luego han de trasplantarse.


In other words, either a clear resin extracted from a kind of lentil (sounds dangerously like Call My Bluff), or a place where vegetables are planted and grown until they are transplanted elsewhere (this last being a necessary part of the definition!).

Curiously enough, the two definitions have different etymologies.

Please make a serious attempt to incorporate this word into your active vocabulary...


 


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