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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2006, 04:56:54 PM »

dude no offense,, but your avitar is totaly gay and a waste of Prime Real Estate!!!

That IS pretty offensive.

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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2006, 04:59:57 PM »

The full Italian catch frase is  "Giu La Testa..Coglione!"

Which literally translates to  "Down the Head...Balls!"


Or cannon balls, or musket balls. I can picture a captain calling to his troops "Duck, you suckers, Here come the cannon balls."

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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2006, 05:19:13 PM »

now wait a second,
if the complete title in italian is "giu la testa...coglione!"
                                                                            


It's not. the title of the film is "Giu La Testa", the first three letters of a well known insult or joke in Italian.

According to Frayling of course. Somebody like Titoli can help us out here.

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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2006, 05:42:51 PM »

dude no offense,, but your avitar is totaly gay and a waste of Prime Real Estate!!!

T2K!!!
How anyone can refer to a pic of Bruce Campbell as gay is completely beyond my comprehension.

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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2006, 05:50:08 PM »

How anyone can refer to a pic of Bruce Campbell as gay is completely beyond my comprehension.


I think he was talking about Silenzio's annoyingly large signature photo.

No offense Silenzio. I just got Signature envy Grin

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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2006, 05:56:29 PM »



I just got Signature envy Grin

Whoa.  Grin

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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2006, 09:44:29 PM »


I think he was talking about Silenzio's annoyingly large signature photo.

No offense Silenzio. I just got Signature envy Grin

I was wondering if my new sig was obnoxious.

I'll try to . . . crop it down a little.

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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2006, 10:52:34 PM »

I'm having some troubles cropping down the image, so until I get it right, my sig goes back to the boring old "only text" version.

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« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2006, 09:23:20 AM »

How anyone can refer to a pic of Bruce Campbell as gay is completely beyond my comprehension.

-no way that "ash" williams is gay!!! Cool

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« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2006, 10:15:56 AM »

I cropped my signature down. I think it's a lot better that way.

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« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2006, 12:40:16 PM »

I cropped my signature down. I think it's a lot better that way.

I don't think the large picture is obnoxious, I like it. I like the text " play so you can't bullshit. "

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« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2006, 12:45:48 PM »

-no way that "ash" williams is gay!!! Cool















Was Army of Darkness filmed in almeria? That looks like the fort from "Blindman" in the back ground.

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« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2006, 12:58:36 PM »


That looks like the fort from "Blindman" in the back ground.

That's what I thought!

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« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2006, 03:59:35 PM »


Was Army of Darkness filmed in almeria? That looks like the fort from "Blindman" in the back ground.

no i think it was filmed somewhere in new mexico,
not sure though... Undecided

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« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2006, 04:10:06 PM »

We need, I think, not only someone familiar with Italian, but with Roman slang. Titoli is our man, of course.

While we wait for him to chime in, I will offer my own speculative idea: there is a play on "head" in the expression. One assumes you are talking about that thing on top of your neck until the  word "coglione" comes along: then we suddenly understand that a lower part of the anatomy is indicated. A somewhat literal translation of the expression would be "Duck your head, scrotum!" We don't really call people scrotums in English (I guess scrotum-face is possible), but we do have the term ****** (the word "head" preceded with "dick"). Since translation is more than transliteration, a suitable English equivalent would have to be something like "Keep you head down, dick," or perhaps "Keep your dick down, ******." Some might prefer "Keep your dick down, scrotum head!" I'm sure others would like to play, so I open the matter to further contributions...

But perhaps titoli will disabuse me of my speculations.

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