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    a word that should not be visible?

    example

    Приключений на свою задницу



    it might means something bad, but I have no idea

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    (Seek) adventures for ones ass

    means neutral or negative when somebody is ploting something risky or tricky
    Я так думаю.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    (Seek) adventures for ones ass

    means neutral or negative when somebody is ploting something risky or tricky
    so it is slang for "ass"?

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    yes! like butt I suppose
    It's a softer, little smoothed word for mentioning the ass
    the vulgar form is Ж0ПА
    Я так думаю.

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    If somebody "ищет приключений на свою задницу" they are being foolhardy. For instance, this can be said about virtually every character Bruce Willis has played, particularly in Die Hard trilogy, or just about any Hollywood-type-tough-guy-superhero

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    (Seek) adventures for ones ass

    means neutral or negative when somebody is ploting something risky or tricky
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    yes! like butt I suppose
    It's a softer, little smoothed word for mentioning the ass
    the vulgar form is Ж0ПА
    Lingvo says "bum" or "fanny." Those are kind of old-fashioned sounding though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vadim84
    If somebody "ищет приключений на свою задницу" they are being foolhardy. For instance, this can be said about virtually every character Bruce Willis has played, particularly in Die Hard trilogy, or just about any Hollywood-type-tough-guy-superhero

    P.S. Sorry for mangling the English language in my last sentence, I'm not sure how it sounds to a native English speaker - maybe witty, maybe silly
    First, as for the content of what you're saying, is that really the case? Those are silly movies, but the people in the real-world create absurd situations. The characters THEMSELVES are following perfectly logical courses of action -- stopping the bad guys, saving the world, etc. I don't know for sure, but the way I took ищет приключений на свою задницу is more like "looking for trouble you don't need," or "if it ain't broken, don't fix it." Someone who, for example, takes apart their watch, when it works fine, just for the sake of doing so I'd say ищет приключений на свою задницу. Basically, doing something stupid and inadvisable just for the sake of doing so.

    As for you sentence, it was perfectly understandable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Бармалей
    Those are silly movies, but the people in the real-world create absurd situations. The characters THEMSELVES are following perfectly logical courses of action -- stopping the bad guys, saving the world, etc. I don't know for sure, but the way I took ищет приключений на свою задницу is more like "looking for trouble you don't need," or "if it ain't broken, don't fix it." Someone who, for example, takes apart their watch, when it works fine, just for the sake of doing so I'd say ищет приключений на свою задницу. Basically, doing something stupid and inadvisable just for the sake of doing so.
    The example with the watch doesn't work here. It's not risky or exciting enough to be considered "приключениями".
    This phrase often is used when speaking about people who due to their nature or way of living often find themselves in unusual or risky situations. But that doesn't mean don't have some noble goal (like B.Willis ) .

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    But the first your point was true, Barmaley
    as you said it's somebody looking for trouble he doesn't need.

    bum should be fits well for задница likewise for П0ПА

    TATY, what does your Oo er. mean?
    Something Swedish?
    Я так думаю.

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    Старый анекдот по теме:
    - Мама, что такое ж..а?
    - Вовочка, такого слова нет.
    - Как это может быть? Ж..а есть, а слова нету.
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    This phrase is often said to someone who does something risky or perilous. For example it could be said to someone who intends to walk to his or her place throught dark night streets and jeopardizes his or her money/health/life.

    Is it necessary to always write "his or her"? I know that it's kind of PC but it's so boring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisquit
    This phrase is often said to someone who does something risky or perilous.

    Like being married?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    The example with the watch doesn't work here. It's not risky or exciting enough to be considered "приключениями".
    This phrase often is used when speaking about people who due to their nature or way of living often find themselves in unusual or risky situations. But that doesn't mean don't have some noble goal (like B.Willis ) .
    Really? You are the native speaker, and this is the first time I've heard the phrase before, but I still disagree, I think. I think there's a difference here between:
    a. FINDING themself in a unusual or risky situation
    b. PUTTING themself there b/c they're looking for adventure/trouble/etc
    To me, the first means it could happen to anybody -- it's like a tragedy befalls on them.
    a.I was driving home and my brakes suddenly went out -- so I was in a risky situation until I ran out of gas.
    As opposed to:
    b.I decided to cut my brake-line, because I saw someone drive without brakes in a movie, and it looked really cool to be in a risky situation like that. Then I ran my car off a draw-bridge while it was up.

    Do you understand what I'm arguing?
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    It means to take unnecessary risks, putting it formal and short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisquit

    Is it necessary to always write "his or her"? I know that it's kind of PC but it's so boring.
    You could just say 'their'. 'His' can mean mankind, which includes males and females. Usually just saying 'his' is sufficient, unless the person you're speaking of is definatly female. If you're writing a legal document you should probably say 'his or her'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Layne
    Quote Originally Posted by Bisquit

    Is it necessary to always write "his or her". I know that it's kind of PC but it's so boring.
    You could just say 'their'. 'His' can mean mankind, which includes males and females. Usually just saying 'his' is sufficient, unless the person you're speaking of is definatly female. If you're writing a legal document you should probably say 'his or her'.
    Actually, you're wrong. Proper English prohibits using "their" -- it's just a misconception. "Their" is PLURAL. I'm posting a lengthy extract from dictionary.com on the matter below. The gist of it, though, is that some people deliberately make a statement with a plural subject, just so they can use "their" and avoid any political connotations. But the bottom line is you can NEVER use "their" as a singular possessive adjective, however tempting it may be.
    EXTRACT:
    It is clear that many people now routinely construct their remarks to avoid generic he, usually using one of two strategies: changing to the plural, so they is used (which is often the easiest solution) or using compound and coordinate forms such as he/she or he or she (which can be cumbersome in sustained use). In some cases, the generic pronoun can simply be dropped or changed to an article with no change in meaning. The sentence A writer who draws on personal experience for material should not be surprised if reviewers seize on that fact is complete as it stands and requires no pronoun before the word material. The sentence Every student handed in his assignment is just as clear when written Every student handed in the assignment. ·Not surprisingly, the opinion of the Usage Panel in such matters is mixed. While 37 percent actually prefer the generic his in the sentence A taxpayer who fails to disclose the source of ___ income can be prosecuted under the new law, 46 percent prefer a coordinate form like his or her; 7 percent felt that no pronoun was needed in the sentence; 2 percent preferred an article, usually the; and another 2 percent overturned tradition by advocating the use of generic her, a strategy that brings the politics of language to the reader's notice. Thus a clear majority of the Panel prefers something other than his.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisquit
    This phrase is often said to someone who does something risky or perilous. For example, it could be said to someone who intends to walk home through the dark streets at night and jeopardize his or her money/health/life.

    Is it necessary to always write "his or her"? I know that it's kind of PC but it's so boring.
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    Well, as nobody said it before I have to add that it means to go on risk, to mind or do something riskful.


    Я так думаю.

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    I think it was originally "искать приключений на свою голову".

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