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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:01 am

I don't know how eBay translate their ads for the french market but the result is even more stunning than Google Translate.
In french Scimitar is virtually the same word Cimeterre, but eBay have come up with a word that is unknown to any frenchman of my acquaintance.
ROMULIENS.
yes Romuliens. :W
I can't think of a comment.

While on the subject of translations, Citroen have obviously misunderstood the meaning of door mats when they produced their Cactus model ...
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Re: Romuliens

Post by tanuki » Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:23 am

DARK STAR wrote:In french Scimitar is virtually the same word Cimeterre, but eBay have come up with a word that is unknown to any frenchman of my acquaintance.
ROMULIENS.
yes Romuliens. :W
I can't think of a comment.
The only romulians I remember of were distant cousins of the vulcans ... with shorter ears (?)
Still trying to find a link with scimitar :?
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Post by erikscimitardemon » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:43 pm

I knew some Romulans once, but I lost trek of them :D


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Post by peter freeman » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:51 pm

Door mats ? I thought they were old bed headboards



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Post by tanuki » Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:36 pm

peter freeman wrote:Door mats ? I thought they were old bed headboards
I thought they would only be available as an accessory if one chooses the 'Dark Chocolate' livery :lol:


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Post by DARK STAR » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:37 pm

Dark Star Trek ... 8)


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Post by tanuki » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:07 pm

erikscimitardemon wrote:I knew some Romulans once, but I lost trek of them :D
:lol:

Weren't they on the USS Reliant :mrgreen: ?
Er, no ... they were on the other side, thus on Scimitars !
Oh boy, this is getting confusing ... I need to unearth my Star Trek movies :wink:


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Post by tanuki » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:18 pm

DARK STAR wrote:Dark Star Trek ... 8)
:shock: Wow ... Luke Skywalker playing chess with Captain Kirk, Yoda talking philosophy with Mr Spock ...
we have a plot here for our soon to come Trek South-o-France :lol:

How about the next episodes ? Dark Stargate & BattleDarkStar Galactica :mrgreen: ?


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Post by erikscimitardemon » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:28 am

Reliant has a Star Trek connection:
Ogle Design was responsible for the probs of the starships in one of the movies. They put it on a chassis of a threewheeler. Some say that is where the names come from, Reliant and Scimitar.


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Post by scimjim » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:34 am

Ogle Design built Luke Skywalkers Landspeeder (in Episode IV 1977) on a Bond Bug chassis and the Y fighter.

Edit - just read something that said that technically it was "Ogle Models & prototypes" that did the Star Wars work.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:08 pm

scimjim wrote:Ogle Design built Luke Skywalkers Landspeeder (in Episode IV 1977) on a Bond Bug chassis and the Y fighter.

Edit - just read something that said that technically it was "Ogle Models & prototypes" that did the Star Wars work.
I think that's a distinction that only matters in hindsight, and didn't really exist at the time. As I understand it, back in the '70s when Ogle did the work, they were just "Ogle Design", with some internal departmental divisions, dealing with, for example, model making, and prototyping.

Subsequently, at the end of the '90s, they've been split into two separate companies (Ogle Noor, and Ogle Models & Prototypes), and now the "Models & Prototypes" part are keen to claim that particular part of the company heritage.


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Post by Oldconn » Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:00 pm

Harking back to Chris' original post, here is a discovery I made during the summer, at the old town of Charolles (where the Charolais cattle come from). This is M.Dechaume, proprietor of a delightful restaurant and avid historian of swords and ancient weapons. He spends the long winter evenings in his workshop, fashioning accurate replicas of mediaeval weapons from iron, steel, leather ,bone, and anything else he can find. He is holding a Cimetere , which would have been used by the Turks in the 16th century. He told me that the version with the broad blade, which is more familiar to us, comes from the south of what was the Ottoman empire; whereas his longer , thinner blade would have been used further north and was probably first used by the Vandals. His workmanship is exquisite - and his cuisine leaves nothing to be desired! However, having hi-jacked the thread, I can't say I saw anything called a Romulien!
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Post by DARK STAR » Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:47 pm

Nice one Ian, a photo of a Scimitar with a scimitar!


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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:01 pm

French dictionary: Romuliens does not exist.
Google Translate: Romuliens = Romulan
Google Translate: Scimitar = Cimeterre

One of the Great Mysteries of Our Time

Must look up Luke Skywalker's Reliant Robin, it's got to be more interesting than Del Boy's.


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Post by tanuki » Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:13 pm

Well, at least they got the correct translation for Scimitar: cimeterre
Lucky that it did not translate into cimetière (graveyard) ... otherwise we would have ebay ads for Reliant Graveyard parts :hand: :hand:
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