Terms Which Have Disappeared

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by KILO NOVEMBER, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    There are some pretty dark imaginings of what Charlie Brown and company would be like today if they'd aged in real time. Probably too dark to post here, but they're out there for those who want to know.

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  2. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    "manifold" is rarely heard, these days in Germany.
     
  3. Hercule

    Hercule Practically Family

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    I can't say as though I've used the term in awhile, but how would it be most commonly used by a German? I dare say in common American parlance very few would use (or even know of) the term as a synonym for many or multiple. Most know it as part of a motor.
     
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  4. Trenchfriend

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    Yeah, synonym for "many"/"multiple", here.
     
  5. Zombie_61

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    That is one of the definitions in English for "manifold": "Many and various." But it's rarely used in that context, and most Americans would apply the other definition, that being "A pipe or chamber branching into several openings."
     
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  6. LizzieMaine

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    The two usages are actually the same if you think about it -- a manifold being a pipe with "manifold openings."
     
  7. Hercule

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    I think in American writings one would actually be more likely to encounter "...many fold..." though even that is a bit archaic.
     
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  8. Hercule

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    Fascinating how language works that way sometimes.
     
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  9. scottyrocks

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    Or it could be 'something to wrestle with,' as in, 'I had to wrestle with my intake manifold preheater tube so as to clear it of carbon buildup.' :D
     
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  10. Turnip

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    The respektive German term is mannigfaltig, same meaning. Also alomost out of use here too...:)
     
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    "That doesn't cut any (or "much") ice with me, bub."
     
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