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Nathan
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4. "RE: N.B."
In response to message #3
 
   >"Mach es dir selber" literally means "do it yourself". That would be
>a sharp enough rebuke, as a witch's rebuttal of a muggle's plan to
>waste witch lives, but in German/Karlslandic it has an added
>dimension, because in that language it's also a minced profanity of a
>high order. It is so commonly assumed to be a way of saying "go fuck
>yourself" without actually using foul language that, culturally, it
>has essentially become foul language.
>
>You really don't want to get on the wrong side of Minna, is what I'm
>saying. :)

Halfway between 'do it yourself' and 'go do yourself'.

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"V, did you do something foolish?"

"Yes, and it was glorious."


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   RE: A Message from the Front drakensis Jan-11-15 1
      RE: A Message from the Front Gryphonadmin Jan-11-15 2
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     RE: N.B. Nathan Jan-11-15 4
      RE: N.B. zwol Jan-11-15 5
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