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Schwangyu

Postby chanilover » 02 Jun 2009 08:59

That's a funny name. Where do you think it comes from?
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Re: Schwangyu

Postby inhuien » 02 Jun 2009 09:08

Shh-Wang-You, I've always gone with the subconscious Penis reference. Seeing as the Worms were, for the moment, gone.
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Re: Schwangyu

Postby Freakzilla » 02 Jun 2009 09:44

Wow, an actual Dune topic for discussion... and it only takes one reply to sink to penis jokes. :(

It is a weird name, I wonder if maybe it's an anagram?
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Re: Schwangyu

Postby Tleszer » 02 Jun 2009 11:17

Baraka Bryan wrote:it would seem to be Asian-like if not for the Sch at the beginning...

hey Schu.. did you get your name from here by just cutting out the wangy parts? ;)

(yes another thinly veiled penis pun)

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Re: Schwangyu

Postby inhuien » 02 Jun 2009 12:04

Freakzilla wrote:Wow, an actual Dune topic for discussion... and it only takes one reply to sink to penis jokes. :(

It is a weird name, I wonder if maybe it's an anagram?


Man I'm sorry if that outaorder, but come do you really think it was a serious query.
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Re: Schwangyu

Postby Freakzilla » 02 Jun 2009 12:17

No, but it made me wonder.
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Re: Schwangyu

Postby inhuien » 02 Jun 2009 12:22

Okay, fair call. I'll take me lumps and be a good boy.
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Re: Schwangyu

Postby SandChigger » 02 Jun 2009 12:24

Hmph. It's all serious, dammit! :P

Just because FH used a German-like spelling doesn't mean the origin isn't Asian. To me, it's always looked like a combination of Chinese and Japanese roots. Schwan could be something normally spelled shuan in pinyin; there's no gyu in Chinese, but there is in Japanese. (I'm pretty sure it's always with a long vowel, though, so gyuu or gyû.) Likewise, there's no shwan in Japanese.

At least, those are true for the modern languages. ;)

(The first thing that comes to mind for gyû is "beef" (as in gyûniku, or gyûdon), and shuan can be a verb meaning "scald thin slices of meat in boiling water" (anyone familiar with shabu-shabu? Yummy) ... so maybe FH was hungry or making a joking reference to Oriental cuisine when he came up with the name? ;) )

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Re: Schwangyu

Postby chanilover » 02 Jun 2009 12:28

I thought it sounded a bit Chinese as well. Where do you think Anteac comes from?
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Re: Schwangyu

Postby Freakzilla » 02 Jun 2009 12:41

chanilover wrote:I thought it sounded a bit Chinese as well. Where do you think Anteac comes from?


Monty Python's The Holy Grail. Castle Antioch was the final resting place of the Grail. :P

Sometimes I think he just drew letters from a Scrabble bag.
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Re: Schwangyu

Postby Rakis » 02 Jun 2009 12:58

Freakzilla wrote:
chanilover wrote:I thought it sounded a bit Chinese as well. Where do you think Anteac comes from?


Monty Python's The Holy Grail. Castle Antioch was the final resting place of the Grail. :P

Sometimes I think he just drew letters from a Scrabble bag.


Maybe it's the words that Brian tried to make... :lol:
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Re: Schwangyu

Postby Rakis » 02 Jun 2009 13:07

Baraka Bryan wrote:
Rakis wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
chanilover wrote:I thought it sounded a bit Chinese as well. Where do you think Anteac comes from?


Monty Python's The Holy Grail. Castle Antioch was the final resting place of the Grail. :P

Sometimes I think he just drew letters from a Scrabble bag.


Maybe it's the words that Brian tried to make... :lol:


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Frank Herbert: Hmmm I need something that sounds completely random and nonsensical... "Hey Brian, what'd you have for supper last night?"
Bobo: "anh etuchy yumto anteac!"
FH: "hmm Anteac... k thanks idiot!"


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Hell yeah...I'm sure that's the fucking truth...
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Re: Schwangyu

Postby ionah » 02 Jun 2009 16:34

Schwangyu is so close from Schwangau ...http://www.schwangau.de/
but maybe has nothing to do with .... :snooty:
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Postby Freakzilla » 02 Jun 2009 16:44

ionah wrote:Schwangyu is so close from Schwangau ...http://www.schwangau.de/
but maybe has nothing to do with .... :snooty:


I've been there! :D

Not far from the Lowenbrau brewery, I believe.

I know Schwan is swan in English, what does -gau mean?
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Re: Schwangyu

Postby SandChigger » 02 Jun 2009 18:41

Shlong.

The name means "swan shlong", because the piece of land the castle is built on looks like a swan's penis.

(The name of the castle also means "Nose Wang Stein", which I think is a reference to smelly genitals again ... like SR's.)

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Re: Schwangyu

Postby SadisticCynic » 02 Jun 2009 18:59

SandChigger wrote:Shlong.

The name means "swan shlong", because the piece of land the castle is built on looks like a swan's penis.

(The name of the castle also means "Nose Wang Stein", which I think is a reference to smelly genitals again ... like SR's.)

Language truly is amazing, no? :P


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... I always pronounced the name Schwann - ju as opposed to Schwang - yu, from that you get Schwann which is a surname i.e. Theodor Schwann and we know Frank was interested in biology. The name does have a certain ring to it, flows off the tongue.
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Re: Schwangyu

Postby Freakzilla » 03 Jun 2009 08:03

No, no, SC is missleading y'all.

Schloss Neuschwanstein, lit. New Swan Stone palace.

King Ludwig II built it as a homage to Richard Wagner. The palace was originally called New Hohenschwangau Castle until the king's death, when it was renamed Neuschwanstein, the castle of the Swan Knight Lohengrin, of Wagner's opera of the same name. In origin, the palace has been the Schwanstein, the seat of the knights of Schwangau, whose emblem had been the swan.

Hohenschwangau Castle (lit: Castle of the High Swan County) was his residence.
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Re: Schwangyu

Postby SandChigger » 03 Jun 2009 19:23

Kill joy. :lol:
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Re: Schwangyu

Postby Omphalos » 03 Jun 2009 19:49

SandChigger wrote:Kill joy. :lol:


Like we didn't know "swan's penis" was totally a Greek thing. Sheesh! :roll: :wink:

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Re: Schwangyu

Postby Tleszer » 03 Jun 2009 20:40

Freakzilla wrote:No, no, SC is missleading y'all.

Schloss Neuschwanstein, lit. New Swan Stone palace.

King Ludwig II built it as a homage to Richard Wagner. The palace was originally called New Hohenschwangau Castle until the king's death, when it was renamed Neuschwanstein, the castle of the Swan Knight Lohengrin, of Wagner's opera of the same name. In origin, the palace has been the Schwanstein, the seat of the knights of Schwangau, whose emblem had been the swan.

Hohenschwangau Castle (lit: Castle of the High Swan County) was his residence.


Schwangyu. Schwangyu very much! :D
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Re: Schwangyu

Postby SandChigger » 03 Jun 2009 22:34

Hee's her all weak!

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Re: Schwangyu

Postby Freakzilla » 04 Jun 2009 16:23

Try the roast beef and don't forget to tip your waitress!

So what did we decide, Schwangau is Swan Country?
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Re: Schwangyu

Postby Omphalos » 04 Jun 2009 17:37

No. Like SR, it means "fowl dick."

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Re: Schwangyu

Postby Omphalos » 04 Jun 2009 17:54

SandRider wrote:
Omphalos wrote:No. Like SR, it means "fowl dick."



now you're saying I have a rooster penis ?

:naughty:


Now, now, SR. Im sure youre hung like a moose. :roll:

It was a pun. Fowl for foul, because we are talking about swan's dicks and because your penis is rumored to smell like the backside of an ancient hooker after a bad tuesday in lock-up.

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Re: Schwangyu

Postby SandRider » 04 Jun 2009 18:39

Omphalos wrote:No. Like SR, it means "fowl dick."



now you're saying I have a rooster penis ?

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