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Monday Already

Posted by cotojo on February 23, 2009

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Valentine’s Day ‘I Love You’ Around The World

Posted by cotojo on February 14, 2009

Important: Do NOT become a victim of Valentine’s Day eCards – More details click here

I Love You in Other Languages – Let’s go Global

Click the arrow! Pump up the volume and Have A Very Happy Valentine’s Day

I posted this last year, but I thought it was too good to leave it in the dust so I have brought it back to the front page 🙂

Afrikaans – Ek het jou lief                                         Happy Valentine's Day
Albanian – Te dua
Arabic – Ana behibak (to male)
Arabic – Ana behibek (to female)
Armenian – Yes kez sirumen
Bambara – M’bi fe
Bangla – Aamee tuma ke bhalo baashi
Belarusian – Ya tabe kahayu
Bisaya – Nahigugma ako kanimo
Bulgarian – Obicham te
Cambodian – Bung Srorlagn Oun (to female) Oun Srorlagn Bung (to male)
Cantonese/Chinese Ngo oiy ney a
Catalan – T’estimo
Cheyenne – Ne mohotatse
Chichewa – Ndimakukonda
Corsican – Ti tengu caru (to male)
Creol – Mi aime jou
Croatian – Volim te
Czech – Miluji te
Danish – Jeg Elsker Dig
Dutch – Ik hou van jou
English – I love you
Esperanto – Mi amas vin
Estonian – Ma armastan sind
Ethiopian – Ewedishalehu : male/female to female Ewedihalehu: male/female to male.
Faroese – Eg elski teg
Farsi – Doset daram
Filipino – Mahal kita                                 Valentine Heart
Finnish – Mina rakastan sinua
French – Je t’aime, Je t’adore
Gaelic – Ta gra agam ort
Georgian – Mikvarhar
German – Ich liebe dich
Greek – S’agapo
Gujarati – Hu tumney prem karu chu
Hiligaynon – Palangga ko ikaw
Hawaiian – Aloha wau ia oi
Hebrew – Ani ohev otah (to female) Ani ohev et otha (to male)
Hiligaynon – Guina higugma ko ikaw
Hindi – Hum Tumhe Pyar Karte hai
Hmong – Kuv hlub koj
Hopi – Nu’ umi unangwa’ta
Hungarian – Szeretlek
Icelandic – Eg elska tig
Ilonggo – Palangga ko ikaw
Indonesian – Saya cinta padamu
Inuit – Negligevapse                                Valentine's Day Heart
Irish – Taim i’ ngra leat
Italian – Ti amo
Japanese – Aishiteru
Kannada – Naa ninna preetisuve
Kapampangan – Kaluguran daka
Kiswahili – Nakupenda
Konkani – Tu magel moga cho
Korean – Sarang Heyo
Latin – Te amo
Latvian – Es tevi miilu
Lebanese – Bahibak
Lithuanian – Tave myliu
Macedonian Te Sakam
Malay – Saya cintakan mu / Aku cinta padamu
Malayalam – Njan Ninne Premikunnu
Maltese – Inhobbok
Mandarin Chinese – Wo ai ni
Marathi – Me tula prem karto
Mohawk – Kanbhik
Moroccan – Ana moajaba bik
Nahuatl – Ni mits neki
Navaho – Ayor anosh’ni
Nepali – Ma Timilai Maya Garchhu
Norwegian – Jeg Elsker Deg                       Happy Valentine's Day
Pandacan – Syota na kita!!
Pangasinan – Inaru Taka
Papiamento – Mi ta stimabo
Persian – Doo-set daaram
Pig Latin – Iay ovlay ouyay
Polish – Kocham Cie
Portuguese – Amo-te (Europe)
Portuguese – Africa –  Eu te amo
Portuguese – Brazil – amo você
Romanian – Te ubesc
Roman Numerals – 333
Russian – Ya tebya liubliu
Rwanda – Ndagukunda Scot
Gaelic – Tha gra\dh agam ort
Serbian – Volim te
Setswana – Ke a go rata
Sign Language – ,\,,/ (represents position of fingers when signing ‘I Love You’
Sindhi – Maa tokhe pyar kendo ahyan
Sioux – Techihhila
Slovak – Lu`bim ta
Slovenian – Ljubim te
Spanish – Te quiero / Te amo
Surinam- Mi lobi joe
Swahili – Ninakupenda or nakupenda
Swedish – Jag alskar dig
Swiss-German – Ich lieb Di Tajik Man turo Dust Doram
Tagalog – Mahal kita
Taiwanese – Wa ga ei li
Tahitian – Ua Here Vau Ia Oe
Tamil – Naan unnai kathalikiraen
Telugu – Nenu ninnu premistunnanu
Thai – Chan rak khun (to male) Phom rak khun (to female)
Turkish – Seni Seviyorum
Ukrainian – Ya tebe kahayu
Urdu – mai aap say pyaar karta hoo
Vietnamese – Anh ye^u em (to female)
Vietnamese – Em ye^u anh (to male)
Welsh – ‘Rwy’n dy garu
Yiddish – Ikh hob dikh
Yoruba – Mo ni fe
Zimbabwe – Ndinokuda

Related posts:
Happy New Year in other languages
Merry Christmas in other languages

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Friday the 13th

Posted by cotojo on February 13, 2009

Are you superstitious?  It is estimated that 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day. Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed.

According to folklores, there is no written evidence for a “Friday the 13th” superstition before the 19th century.

Most folklore is passed on through oral traditions and determining the origins of superstitions is an inexact science, at best. In fact, it’s mostly guesswork.  Consequently, several theories have been proposed about the origin of the Friday the 13th superstition.

Friday 13th

In numerology, the number twelve is considered the number of completeness:  twelve months of the year, twelve signs of the zodiac, twelve hours of the clock, twelve tribes of Israel, twelve Apostles of Jesus, twelve gods of Olympus and so on, whereas the number thirteen was considered irregular.

There is also a superstition, thought by some to derive from the Last Supper or a Norse myth, that having thirteen people seated at a table will result in the death of one of the diners.

Friday has been considered an unlucky day at least since the 14th century’s The Canterbury Tales, and many other professions have regarded Friday as an unlucky day to undertake journeys or begin new projects.

Black Friday has been associated with stock market crashes and other disasters since the 1800s. It has also been suggested that Friday was the day that Jesus was crucified.

The actual origin of the superstition appears also to be a tale in Norse mythology. Friday is named for Frigga, the free-spirited goddess of love and fertility. When Norse and Germanic tribes converted to Christianity, Frigga was banished in shame to a mountaintop and labeled a witch. It was believed that every Friday, the spiteful goddess convened a meeting with eleven other witches, plus the devil – a gathering of thirteen and plotted ill turns of fate for the coming week. For many centuries in Scandinavia, Friday was known as ‘Witches’ Sabbath.’

Another theory traces the event to the arrest of the legendary Knights Templar. According to one expert:

“The Knights Templar were a monastic military order founded in Jerusalem in 1118, whose mission was to protect Christian pilgrims during the Crusades. Over the next two centuries, the Knights Templar became extraordinarily powerful and wealthy. Threatened by that power and eager to acquire their wealth, King Philip secretly ordered the mass arrest of all the Knights Templar in France on Friday, October 13, 1307 – Friday the 13th.”

The connection between the superstition and the Knights Templar was made popular in the 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code.

It wasn’t until the 20th centurythat the superstition became common, with little evidence to support it prior to 1907 when Thomas Lawson’s novel ‘Friday, the Thirteenth’ was published, telling the story of an unscrupulous broker taking advantage of the superstition to create a panic on Wall Street on a Friday the 13th.

Have a wonderful Friday the 13th!

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Tarot Card – Which One Are You?

Posted by cotojo on February 2, 2009

I came across this at The Painted Veil and thought that as Jackie had put it up then I would follow suit and see what happens.  Well, apparently I am ‘The Wheel of Fortune’….maybe I should question this lol

You are The Wheel of Fortune

Good fortune and happiness but sometimes a species of
intoxication with success

The Wheel of Fortune is all about big things, luck, change, fortune. Almost always good fortune. You are lucky in all things that you do and happy with the things that come to you. Be careful that success does not go to your head however. Sometimes luck can change.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

So come on, what Tarot Card are you?

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The Innocent Humor of Children

Posted by cotojo on January 30, 2009

JACK (age 3) was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby sister. After a while he asked: ‘Mom why have you got two? Is one for hot and one for cold milk?’

MELANIE (age 5) asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied she was so old she didn’t remember any more. Melanie said, ‘If you don’t remember you must look in the back of your panties. Mine say five to six.’

STEVEN (age 3) hugged and kissed his Mom good night. ‘I love you so much that when you die I’m going to bury you outside my bedroom window.’

BRITTANY (age 4) had an ear ache and wanted a pain killer. She tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle. Seeing her frustration, her Mom explained it was a child-proof cap and she’d have to open it for her. Eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked: ‘How does it know it’s me?’

SUSAN (age 4) was drinking juice when she got the hiccups: ‘Please don’t give me this juice again’ she said ‘It makes my teeth cough.’

DJ (age 4) stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked: ‘How much do I cost?’

MARC (age 4) was engrossed in a young couple that were hugging and kissing in a restaurant. Without taking his eyes off them, he asked his dad: ‘Why is he whispering in her mouth?’

CLINTON (age 5) was in his bedroom looking worried When his Mom asked what was troubling him, he replied, ‘I don’t know what will happen with this bed when I get married. How will my wife fit in it?’

JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His Dad read: ‘The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and ‘flee’ out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt.’  Concerned, James asked: ‘What happened to the flea?’

HOLLY (age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled woman her Mom knew. Holly looked at her for a while and then asked: ‘Why doesn’t your skin fit your face?’

The Sermon I think this Mom will never forget. This particular Sunday sermon ‘Dear Lord,’ the minister began, with arms extended toward heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face. ‘Without you, we are but dust.’  He would have continued but at that moment the Mom’s very obedient daughter who was listening leaned over and asked quite audibly in her shrill little four year old girl voice, ‘Mom, what is butt dust?’

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