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One of the most funny French word that comes out of German is vasistas. It's how we call the little windows that are put on the roofs. It comes from the german expression was ist das ( what is it ).
Nowadays the origin is completely lost. Even the way it is spelled has changed :-)
I've found this karambolage article, maybe this was the one you heard. The origin is unclear ; I've also read it can come from a sort of shopping window and the salesman was asking the question 'was ist das' to ask for the request.
As for phio_chan question, indeed European languages share a lot of words. In particular, I think that those which come artificially from Latin (when Latin was largely use in middle age) are similar in most of languages. In the past, English took a lot of words from French now it's the other way round, most of the technology and financial French word comes out of English. Unfortunately for me, it's not the same with German.
My connection doesn't like IRC. The strange thing is... i can browse pages, download things, etc.
But good night, cause i know you'll sleep soon.
Gotta run to the grocery shop.
awwww, so cute
whoa there, beauty, careful with those claws ;P
What's your favourite Bond theme song?
golden eye - because it's the only one I remember without relistening them all
seriously, those songs were always hits but did they stick in my mind?
The theme from The World Is Not Enough sticks in my mind for some reason...
What is your obsession with dogs?
Everytime I see you online or read "Akainu" it reminds of that red dog jerk.
Get a new username. You'll feel awesome afterwards and will never look back.
talking from experience, are you?
yeah, change you nick to puppy or girl's puppy.