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Offline 4nh13

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Worldcup 2014
« on: June 08, 2014, 08:58 AM »
The tournament's gonna begin. Which country you think will be the champion?

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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 08:58 AM »
1 vote for Germany

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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 09:36 AM »
I know who won't win, England  [big grin]

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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2014, 09:43 AM »


We are optimistically the dark horse down here - Dreaming On!!  [popcorn]
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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2014, 10:36 AM »
I know who won't win, England  [big grin]

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Nope, get in line behind USA.

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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2014, 02:30 PM »
Scolari reckons Argentina v Brazil in the final. I'd be happy with that. There are quite a few times that the host nation has won. And a European team have never won in South America I think.
I predict England will play poorly and scrape through by some good fortune then play the game of their lives and go out by some bad fortune. It always seems the way.

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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2014, 03:34 PM »
Being the host nation, I think Brasil has a good chance. After all, they're playing with a 12th man, and that guy is crazy! I guess the final will probably be Brasil against a European country like Germany, Spain or The Netherlands.

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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2014, 03:47 PM »
I would pick Brazil by default, they will make the final and the other team they are supposed to play in the finals will probably be taken hostage.  It will be a quick tourney for the USA.
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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2014, 04:20 PM »
I wonder if I will ever see The Netherlands win a World Cup in my lifetime. The best team to have never won it all...

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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2014, 06:46 PM »
I wonder if I will ever see The Netherlands win a World Cup in my lifetime. The best team to have never won it all...

I wonder too. I'm not betting on it.

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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2014, 07:23 PM »
I m for Uruguay
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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2014, 11:16 PM »
1 vote for Germany
Plus 1 for Germany, they seem to handle the pressure of the big cups well.
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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2014, 05:13 PM »
I must say, I truly enjoyed watching The Netherlands destroy Spain in today's match...

Not a bad way to start this World Cup.

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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2014, 05:21 PM »
Yes a bit of a stuffing could have been more

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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2014, 05:43 PM »
ORANGE!!!!!

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If it ain't gonna be the land of Hot Dogs, Baseball, and Apple Pie... then I'm for the Dutch!

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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2014, 06:02 PM »
Oranje! Oranje! Oranje!


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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2014, 06:04 PM »
Well, that was fun to watch.  [thumbs up]

Pretty bizarre, such a trashing. Who would 'av thunk it....

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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2014, 06:10 PM »
Festool green and Nederlands Oranje... I am feeling right at home now...

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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2014, 06:13 PM »
I didn't see any of the game but that had to feel good for the Dutch!  Oranje!!  That's a big win.
I'm as Dutch as they make em, so thats my pick for the cup.
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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2014, 06:25 PM »
My heritage is French/German but I lived in Amsterdam for a couple of years while working in Europe.

The people of Nederland are friendly like Texans. It's wonderful to see such a small country full of such nice people do so well on any world stage.

It doesn't hurt that they are so good at Futbal...


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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2014, 06:50 PM »
Shouldn't that be Wup, Holland, Wup?
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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2014, 07:31 PM »
I was watching on Spanish (Texican) language TV with my wife after it was 3-1. The last 3 scores happened pretty quickly. I only saw the third score in replay.

Plus, I only know enough Dutch to be polite, order in restaurants/bars, and read some signs. I don't remember "Wup"?

I used to get these letters about Utilities or weird banking/tax/government things and they had all of these run-on words that were very difficult to figure out. I normally just took things to work and asked our secretary, (who was super proficient in at least 6 languages), to decipher them for me. The Dutch dictionary was about 3 times as big as an unabridged English dictionary.

I asked our secretary why and it made perfect sense when she pointed out that Germanic cultures just kept making more combo-words and they were continually adopted as part of the official dictionaries. She said the dictionary just grew and grew and grew.


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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2014, 08:00 PM »
Shouldn't that be Wup, Holland, Wup?

I think that you might be referring to "Hup Holland Hup"...

Roughly translated it means something like "Go Holland Go" and it comes from a Dutch "voetbal lied" (soccer song) that was written a couple of years after the end of World War II.

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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2014, 08:03 PM »
It looked like the "Orange Machine" was back today!  That score could have been a lot more lopsided at the end [eek]  I watched the first half then went out to the shop putting the game on my recorder - what a surprise!

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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2014, 03:53 AM »
Hi

Just wanted to share what I got from Tanos, their contribution to the World Cup. Even though my country is not participating this time I still got something to sit in and somewhere to keep my cool aid chilled.  [tongue]

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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2014, 04:40 AM »
I used to get these letters about Utilities or weird banking/tax/government things and they had all of these run-on words that were very difficult to figure out.

Meh, even I don't understand them.  [smile]

The Dutch dictionary was about 3 times as big as an unabridged English dictionary.

I asked our secretary why and it made perfect sense when she pointed out that Germanic cultures just kept making more combo-words and they were continually adopted as part of the official dictionaries. She said the dictionary just grew and grew and grew.

We use combo words, yes, but when you look at the size of the language, Dutch has about 25.000 words, and English 75.000. When we watch TV, I am often asked to translate an english  word and I can't, because there's no dutch equivalent, so I can only describe it.


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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2014, 04:49 AM »
Shouldn't that be Wup, Holland, Wup?

I think that you might be referring to "Hup Holland Hup"...

Roughly translated it means something like "Go Holland Go" and it comes from a Dutch "voetbal lied" (soccer song) that was written a couple of years after the end of World War II.
Could be - I just heard that alot in Germany when the world cup was there some years ago. Lots of very rowdy and loud people in bright orange having a ball on the streets and hollering something that sounded like Wup, Holland, Wup, but it could be just as well Hup  [big grin]
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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2014, 09:31 AM »
U.S.A. BEATS GHANA!!!!!

CURRENTLY IN SECOND PLACE OVERALL!!.

U.S.A.!!!!  U.S.A.!!!! U.S.A.!!!!
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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2014, 11:32 AM »
As pretty much in every World Cup Germany will advance at least to the semi final and potential final. After that it's everybody's guess.

I think the final is gonna be Germany vs Brazil.

Happy that both Germany and USA won yesterday. Important wins so higher likelihood for both teams to advance to the sudden death rounds...

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Re: Worldcup 2014
« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2014, 02:23 PM »

We use combo words, yes, but when you look at the size of the language, Dutch has about 25.000 words, and English 75.000. When we watch TV, I am often asked to translate an english  word and I can't, because there's no dutch equivalent, so I can only describe it.


I find that surprising, since - in my experience - the average TV program here doesn't use more than a few hundred words. If I recall correctly, the shows are targeted at a seventh grade education.

And no, I do not watch much TV.
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