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Old 13th March 2009, 16:25   #181
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Madame, I am the Yeti. A terrifying chest-beating cross between a Neanderthal Anthropoid and a great ball of hair. The earth trembles and little children pee when I walk.

I am clearly not under your protection. Be afraid. ROOOOAAARRR.
What if I am not?

Btw, I was under the impression that you were in meetings in Bangalore lol. So what are you doing here then?
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Btw, I was under the impression that you were in meetings in Bangalore lol. So what are you doing here then?
I'm sorry madame. Here is a copy of my halfpotty, uhh.. halleberry, uhh...

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Gripping narration ... as usual.

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The earth trembles and little children pee when I walk.
I sincerely hope you don't start running !
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Note to self and better half: Please stick to topic. Idle chat is frowned upon at Team-BHP. Kindly adhere to rules, thank you.
Sometimes Sam rules can be skipped for love and war and for the most Lovely Couple of Team-bhp

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Btw, I was under the impression that you were in meetings in Bangalore lol. So what are you doing here then?
Sam, you in Bangalore, and not meeting the BLR Gang. Not fair, really not fair

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Sam, you in Bangalore, and not meeting the BLR Gang. Not fair, really not fair
No no no, nothing like that, this is one of my usual visits only for a few hours. I am not staying. In fact I am between meetings right now.
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In fact I am between meetings right now.
Likely story...unfortunately Sam we at TBHP recognise you for wht you are...a cuddly duddly yeti. No fire breathing monster. More like Puff the Magic Dragon than like Frankenstein or Blunderbore.
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Madame, I am the Yeti. A terrifying chest-beating cross between a Neanderthal Anthropoid and a great ball of hair. The earth trembles and little children pee when I walk.

I am clearly not under your protection. Be afraid. ROOOOAAARRR.
Yeah right and am supposed to believe that

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Likely story...unfortunately Sam we at TBHP recognise you for wht you are...a cuddly duddly yeti. No fire breathing monster. More like Puff the Magic Dragon than like Frankenstein or Blunderbore.
More like it
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AS usual i missed it till now. Happening to me all the time for Sam's narration. But a pleasure to read nonetheless anytime.
Nice write up and nice pics of early years as well.
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Clearly if you can pronounce that, you have got to be German. Clever move, lol.

I'm sorry German officer, here is a copy of my haftipotty, uhh my halflingy, uhh.. OK you can arrest me now.
At least you can speak some German, imagine how utterky daunting that word must be to the rest of us!

(By the way, what did it say on the side of that bus (yes, that one; of course you must know what I mean!) you saw somewhere in a German town. I think it took people up the hill. Or something. Or somewhere?

Anyway, for the halfthingy, and the rest of the post, a resounding !
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(By the way, what did it say on the side of that bus (yes, that one; of course you must know what I mean!) you saw somewhere in a German town. I think it took people up the hill. Or something. Or somewhere?
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I know you mean Hübbelbummler!! Hahahaha

You must be careful Nick, or the bus conductor will sell you some insurance. Over the hill instead of up it.
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Hübbelbummler! And yet again, Hübbelbummler!!

Wonderful

Jenny: explanation please!

(I feel like that about many German words; they are well beyond mere translation --- they deserve explanation!)
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The story sounds better coming from Sam's mouth. One must see the expression on his face while he narrates most of his stories.
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Hübbelbummler! And yet again, Hübbelbummler!!

Wonderful

Jenny: explanation please!

(I feel like that about many German words; they are well beyond mere translation --- they deserve explanation!)
LOL, this word for the bus was actually funny and well thought of at the same time.

Hübbel is

a) officially the plural of Hubbel
b) used as a singular for Hubbel in some "hessisch" reasons as well, hence slang

and it literally means "bump(s)". Any bump on the streets etc.

Now Siegen, where we saw the bus, lies in the middle of a mountain range, so they extended the use of the word for their purpose, haha, as it doesn't mean that Siegen's streets are full of bumps.

Bummler is a noun, comes from the verb "bummeln", and means loafer.

Hence the bus is a bump loafer, in this particular case meaning going up and down the hills of the city with a preset route but with no time constraint and no hectic schedule to follow - it is for enjoying the views of the town rather than serving the purpose of merely bringing you from A to B. This is also reflected in the old-style design of the bus.

I must say this was quite creative in my opinion.
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(I feel like that about many German words; they are well beyond mere translation --- they deserve explanation!)
And I see what you mean there...
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Hübbel is

a) officially the plural of Hubbel
b) used as a singular for Hubbel in some "hessisch" reasons as well, hence slang
So Hübbel is the plural of Hubbel but sometimes Hübbel is used instead of Hubbel in singular, when used in Hessisch slang.
Wow. I give up.
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Imagine the Yeti and One talking a walk in Mumbai

Mumbaibummler - it is not easy trying to pronounce it

10 years ago it would have been Bombaybummler - innocent eavesdroppers would get bummed!
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