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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:04 pm    Post subject: I owe someone a lamb Reply with quote

Someone told me that in Romania, if you mistakenly call someone by a different name, you owe that person a lamb.
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how true that is today?
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Frizzie Lizzie



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's only really a matter of SAYING "I owe you a lamb" rather than DOING it...but yes, people still use the phrase in the context Guy mentioned.
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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whew...thank you for that. You know what Fedex wanted to charge me to ship a live lamb to Romania?
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Jane_english



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is true...you have to give them the lamb....so start shopping Very Happy
I am a Romanian, u can ask me if u still have curiosities about the country.
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Cuisinette



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:52 am    Post subject: Re: I owe someone a lamb Reply with quote

Guy Courchesne wrote:
Someone told me that in Romania, if you mistakenly call someone by a different name, you owe that person a lamb.


It is a figure of speech. You gave a person another name.
In Romanian tradition, when somebody gives another a new name, becomes a Godparent.
As a rule a Godparent gives the child presents. Long time ago used to be a lamb (sheep).
There for, you owe a person a lamb Laughing on a BBQ next to a cooler full of cold beer. Razz
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Bebsi



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am a Romanian, u can ask me if u still have curiosities about the country.


Well, I don't have any curiosities...but I see quite a lot of them about the place every day!!

Laughing
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dracotei



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:39 pm    Post subject: Nah Reply with quote

you don't. I'm Romanian and I never heard of that. Must be a new way to get foreigners to gift us stuff... lol.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bebsi has a phobia about the "Mamaligari" as we call them in Bulgaria.

("Mamaliga" is Romanian for "Polenta", to which I am rather partial.)
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