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Old 2021-02-02, 10:43   #12
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One only speaks English, the other one only speaks Spanish.
What's my prize?

Edit: if the one which speaks Spanish also likes Cola, will you call it "Torticollis"?
Nope.
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Somewhat related, but only somewhat because the terms are not in common use, we have semi-adopted a couple of farm cats at our place in La Palma.

One has been called "Cake" and the other "Torte". The reason is left as an exercise for the reader.
Because those are their names.
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Because those are their names.
True by definition. There is a more interesting reason.
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Because those are their names.
True by definition. There is a more interesting reason.
If you mean, why they were originally given the names "cake" and "torte," I have no idea what the story is. Perhaps there is an amusing or interesting anecdote. But if you would rather make a guessing game of it than tell the story, oh, well...

Once upon a time, long long ago, a friend of the family had a cat she named Bubbles, after it tried to walk on top of her bubble bath.

A bit less long ago, my sister had neighbors who had named their cat Adolf. Adolf had a mostly white face, with a rectangular black patch that looked just like a "toothbrush mustache." The name stuck, even after Adolf had a litter of kittens.
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Solution: "Torte" is the German word for "cake".
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Then I guess it is about the "strict" meaning. At least in our family, we use "Kuchen" as a broader term for "Torte", but strictly speaking, a Kuchen is never a Torte and vice versa. A Kuchen is a cake and a Torte is pie (I'm not sure about the English translation here).
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The word "slut" in danish and swedish means: end / ending / finish / exhausted

The word "pick" in swedish means: dick / cock (called "pik" in danish but pronounced the same)

The word "bag" in danish means: behind. Both in the sense of "behind something" but also as a nice slang word for ass like: bottom / behind
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Then I guess it is about the "strict" meaning. At least in our family, we use "Kuchen" as a broader term for "Torte", but strictly speaking, a Kuchen is never a Torte and vice versa. A Kuchen is a cake and a Torte is pie (I'm not sure about the English translation here).
He could well have been called Kuchen, but wasn't.

Is SchwarzwΓ€lder Kirschtorte a kind of pie? I didn't know that.

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The word "slut" in danish and swedish means: end / ending / finish / exhausted

The word "pick" in swedish means: dick / cock (called "pik" in danish but pronounced the same)

The word "bag" in danish means: behind. Both in the sense of "behind something" but also as a nice slang word for ass like: bottom / behind
Right, if we are being salacious, I raise you the English terms C4H4AsH and 1- (2β€³-hydroxyl cyclohexyl)-3β€²-[aminopropyl]-4- [3β€²-aminopropyl]piperazine
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The only tortes I've had were cake. Chocolate cake. The kind of thing that's so rich, you gain weight just by looking at it, so you might as well eat it.

SchwarzwΓ€lder Kirschtorte. Huh. I've never had Kirsch or Kirschwasser, which is a kind of brandy distilled from a type of sour cherry. Hmm, rich chocolate cake infused with Kirsch. I've read that in the Schwarzwald there are tours which feature samples of the local products along the trail. I wonder how many tourists have to be carried out.

There was a puzzler on the radio ages ago which depended on the fact that "sachertorte" (an Austrian invention) is an anagram of "orchestrate."
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