January 17, 2014

When Geniuses Blog

If you need to figure out a pun...
...in another language... 
...from graffiti...
...that's 1700 years old...
Well, you probably need to talk to Suburbanbanshee.


Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 05:41 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Aw, shucks....

Actually, I woke up from my first sleep, wondering all of a sudden how to say "My Little Pony" in Latin and what the etymology of "pony" is, and it kinda got more sleep-deprived from there.

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at Fri Jan 17 21:44:51 2014 (cvXSV)

2 So, basically, they discovered the first Roman Brony?

Posted by: Mauser at Sat Jan 18 04:45:44 2014 (TJ7ih)

3 That is my fear.

The sad thing is that "Mannula Mea" actually scans to the theme song. Also, a "horse chestnut" is a large version of the regular chestnut, but a "pony keg" is a small keg.

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at Sat Jan 18 21:04:12 2014 (cvXSV)

4 Well, a Pony and a horse are not the same animal.  A Pony is smaller than a horse, thus a Pony keg is smaller. (Young horses are not ponies, but Colts and Fillies. I'm not sure what young ponies are.)

Posted by: Mauser at Sat Jan 18 22:30:46 2014 (TJ7ih)

5 Ponies and horses are both Equus ferus caballus. So are "miniature horses." The only difference is one of breed; and ponies are perfectly interfertile with horses. (Albeit your pony stallion would need a boost up in order to "cover" a full-sized mare, I guarantee that his doohickey would be perfectly capable of doing the covering.)

Donkeys and zebras are more distant relatives. Donkeys are fertile enough with horses and ponies to create mules, but mules are sterile. Zebras aren't interfertile with either.

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at Mon Jan 20 21:28:41 2014 (cvXSV)

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