Raise Your Flags

Discussion in 'FYI' started by colby2152, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    Hmm, I guess this is JV's territory, but I think it would be a cool idea to display a small flag of the country that a person is from under their post count / avatar.

    Any takers?
     
  2. XFatMan

    XFatMan New Member

    The idea is cool, but I wouldn't be able to decide which flag to use. I was born in Germany, and I am German citizen. However, I don't speak German very well because I grew up in the US. I've been living in Brazil for over a decade now. Could I have three flags? [​IMG]
     
  3. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    Que? Tan hablo espanol o sprechen ze deuschesprache? [​IMG]
    I think it would be neat myself, if there was like a little flag like the smileys size there.
     
  4. XFatMan

    XFatMan New Member

    <div>
    (quadancer @ Jan. 18 2008,19:26)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Que? Tan hablo espanol o sprechen ze deuschesprache? [​IMG]
    I think it would be neat myself, if there was like a little flag like the smileys size there.</div>
    Hmm, I don't speak Spanish because in Brazil, people speak Portuguese. Und glücklicherweise kann ich wohl annehmen das mein Deutsch wohl besser ist als Deins. [​IMG]
     
  5. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    I dunno, your German looks pretty good to me...portugese? I coulda swore...maybe it's because of the music. It sounds Spanish to me.
     
  6. XFatMan

    XFatMan New Member

    <div>
    (quadancer @ Jan. 19 2008,08:50)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">I dunno, your German looks pretty good to me...portugese? I coulda swore...maybe it's because of the music. It sounds Spanish to me.</div>
    There's a joke here that says that Americans usually think people speak Spanish in Brazil and that the capital is Buenos Aires. That's because Brazil in the only country in South America where people speak Portuguese. Ah yes, and the capital is Brasília, not Buenos Aires. But you're right, if you understand Portuguese, then you understand Spanish as well.
     
  7. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    Unlikely to happen unless ikonboard offers this as an option. It's codeable but might well be non-trivial depending on how easy to hack the ikonboard code is.
     
  8. Fausto

    Fausto HST Expert

    Can't say I'd mind!

    XFatMan

    Entao falas Portugues agora ou Alemao? De qualquer das maneiras no Brazil fala-se ums especie de Portugues, vamos chamar a isso um dialeto da Lingua original?

    Quad

    Can't quite be confused with Spanish as teh intonations are waaaay different but it does sound similar, and if you speak the one you can easily understand the other, maybe not speak it well but speak it nevertheless.

    As for Poruguese yes, that is what they speak or I'd call it a dialect of it, as even the spelling is different in many words from the original language...its pretty cool though.

    And the music...well...the best Party music in the world...samba...when it is well played, never mind Ricky Martin! [​IMG]
     
  9. XFatMan

    XFatMan New Member

    <div>
    (Fausto @ Jan. 21 2008,07:51)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">XFatMan

    Entao falas Portugues agora ou Alemao? De qualquer das maneiras no Brazil fala-se ums especie de Portugues, vamos chamar a isso um dialeto da Lingua original?</div>
    Caramba cara, seu Português não é nada mal. Onde aprendeu? Claro que agora tenho que falar o que você chamou de dialeto. Para falar verdade, o original do Portugal é tão ruim que até os brasileiros preferem Espanhol por que é mais fácil para entender.
     
  10. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    Holy crapola! My Espan'ol actually let me understand about half of that! And no, it's not easier! Not for me! Anyway, I see what you mean, Fausto.
    Why am I picturing you in a conga line with a bunch of guys? [​IMG]
     
  11. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    <div>
    (Lol @ Jan. 19 2008,13:06)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Unlikely to happen unless ikonboard offers this as an option. It's codeable but might well be non-trivial depending on how easy to hack the ikonboard code is.</div>
    I figured as much, but at least others are on the bandwagon for this one! [​IMG]
     
  12. Fausto

    Fausto HST Expert

    <div></div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Why am I picturing you in a conga line with a bunch of guys?</div>

    Hell, I'd love to be there with a full Caipirinha and the congo drums ready to go, he...he...he! [​IMG] With enough Caipirinha you can make one hell of a samba party!

    Caipirinha = White rum + freshly squeezed lemonade, hmmmm delicious, pitty I stopped drinking sometime back [​IMG]

    Ei, cara eu vou mandar uma mensagem pessoal para si, podemos assim conversar um pouquinho, afinal de contas nao e todos os dias que posso conversar na minha lingua.

    Funny enough...sometime back I sued to use the Portuguese flag as my avatar! [​IMG]
     
  13. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    You sued who? I remember you had the Portuguese Avatar. That was when I rotated between the Scottish, German, American, and Pittsburgh flags as my avatar.
     
  14. Fausto

    Fausto HST Expert

    Ya Colby [​IMG]

    Don't worry, I will keep the rest of the Portuguese for PM's. [​IMG]
     
  15. XFatMan

    XFatMan New Member

    <div>
    (Fausto @ Jan. 21 2008,10:09)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Caipirinha = White rum + freshly squeezed lemonade, hmmmm delicious, pitty I stopped drinking sometime back [​IMG]

    Ei, cara eu vou mandar uma mensagem pessoal para si, podemos assim conversar um pouquinho, afinal de contas nao e todoso os dias que posso conversar na minha lingua.</div>
    Caipirinha should actually be made with cachaça (pinga). But who cares as long as the mulatas dance the samba?

    Fausto, where are you from originally?
     
  16. Fausto

    Fausto HST Expert

    Basically cachaça is white rum, how do you expect American people to know this? Hmmm...the mulatas...hmmm. [​IMG]

    XFatMan

    Check your PM and you'll see my origins. [​IMG]
     
  17. TunnelRat

    TunnelRat Active Member

    <div>
    (Fausto @ Jan. 21 2008,06:51)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Can't quite be confused with Spanish as teh intonations are waaaay different but it does sound similar, and if you speak the one you can easily understand the other, maybe not speak it well but speak it nevertheless.</div>
    I've always figured Portuguese is like Spanish with a German accent...
     
  18. Bulldog

    Bulldog Active Member

    Um yeah.....I speak English....and only English. I always wish I would have learned another language but it's a bit late for that. I think I would have a hard time learning anything else now.

    The flags sound like a cool idea if there is an add-on for it. But I wouldn't waste time coding something like that. I would rather they took the time to migrate to a better forum than spend time on that. [​IMG]
     
  19. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    You could always replace your avatar with a flag if you wanted.
    BTW, I started learning spanish when I was about 48 or so.
    No excuses! Shuddap and study!
    Now if I could only understand it as well as I can speak it!
     
  20. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    Quad, did you have to learn Spanish to communicate with employers in your construction contracting business?
     

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