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Pangarööv

Postby Dingbats » 2009-12-16, 10:51

I saw this film poster:

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And I'm wondering what the word "pangarööv" means?

The reason I'm interested is because this poster is hilarious to a Swedish speaker; "pang" is the sound a gun makes, "panga" is the verb derived from it, used by small children to mean "shoot", and "röv" means butt.

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Re: Pangarööv

Postby Arvi » 2009-12-16, 12:52

pank=bank
rööv=robbery
pangarööv=bank robbery

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Re: Pangarööv

Postby Dingbats » 2009-12-16, 12:53

Thank you :)

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Re: Pangarööv

Postby Loiks » 2009-12-19, 12:18

Isn't the word rööv actually loaned from Swedish? :)

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Re: Pangarööv

Postby Jurgen Wullenwever » 2009-12-19, 19:13

Loiks wrote:Isn't the word rööv actually loaned from Swedish? :)


If D. in his mind had just shifted some letters, it would have been clearer to see for a Swede, pangarööv then becoming bankröveri 'bankrobbery'. We use bankrån in current Swedish, but rövare 'robber' and röva 'to rob' are still frequently occurring, likaså rov 'loot' and roffa 'to rob'. Swedish and Estonian seem to share many words, yet are still totally incomprehensible to each other.
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