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    The Animal Odd Couples и другие разные животные

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    Re: The Animal Odd Couple

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSJYIEk5n6o

    A lioness adopts a baby antelope.
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    Re: The Animal Odd Couple

    "When elephants retire, many pack their derms to..."
    Wth is that supposed to mean?
    The story is touching, if a bit sloppy. Not really surprising, though, since both dogs and elephants are known to develop strong emotional ties with other beings (mostly humans of course, but not necessarily).
    The second story is really weird. The lioness must have been an antelope in one of her past lives.

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    Re: The Animal Odd Couple

    Quote Originally Posted by translationsnmru
    "When elephants retire, many pack their derms to..."
    Wth is that supposed to mean?
    translationsnmru, it's a pun on "pachyderm," (pronounced "пакидерм") which is another word for elephant. Pachyderm = pack their derm. Yes, it is a stretch. Derm is also from dermis, a layer of skin - I guess, like a leather bag!

    I was not sure where the word pachyderm originated, so I went looking. Here is an article from Wikipedia, for those interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachydermata
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    Re: The Animal Odd Couple

    Quote Originally Posted by Winifred
    "pachyderm"
    Thank you! And do people really use the word? I never heard it before.

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    Re: The Animal Odd Couple

    Quote Originally Posted by translationsnmru
    Quote Originally Posted by Winifred
    "pachyderm"
    Thank you! And do people really use the word? I never heard it before.
    Я рада это помочь! Да, но "pachyderm" обычно весёло. Например -
    I'm delighted to help! Yes, but pachyderm is usually humorous. For example:

    The Germ

    A mighty creature is the germ,
    Though smaller than the pachyderm.
    His customary dwelling place
    Is deep within the human race.
    His childish pride he often pleases
    By giving people strange diseases.
    Do you, my poppet, feel infirm?
    You probably contain a germ.

    Ogden Nash

    Ogden Nash (Огден Наш ?) - известный весёлый поэт.

    Ogden Nash was a famous humorous poet.
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    Re: The Animal Odd Couple

    Quote Originally Posted by translationsnmru
    "When elephants retire, many pack their derms to..."
    I remembered "Do you pack no rod?" Ты что, пушку с собой не носишь?
    Then "pack their derms " transformed into "pack their hides" and the meaning came clear but not the pun. It was helpful to know of the "pachyderm" and the poem is funny too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Winifred

    Я рада это помочь! Да, но "pachyderm" обычно весёло. Например -
    Всегда рада помочь! Да, слово обычное, но употребляется чаще в шутливой манере.

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    Re: The Animal Odd Couple

    Quote Originally Posted by alexB
    I remembered "Do you pack no rod?" Ты что, пушку с собой не носишь?
    I know this definition, but I don't think it fits here. I think it is more similar to "to pack one's bags to...". "Pack" in expressions like "pack a gun"/"pack heat" is non-directional, it simly means that you have it on you, carry with you.
    I thought, however, that it might be a sort of cultural reference, perhaps an allusion to a well-known phrase from a movie or a TV ad. Something like "When people retire, many pack their bags to..."

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    Re: The Animal Odd Couples

    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    re: The Animal Odd Couples и другие разные животные

    Ах да птичка!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fijuwTeoBt8

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    re: The Animal Odd Couples и другие разные животные

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    re: The Animal Odd Couples и другие разные животные

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    re: The Animal Odd Couples и другие разные животные

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