Tuesday, August 21, 2007

No gat bia


This bia (beer) store was closed when I came past the other day. So I am wondering if this sign is a little misleading!!!!

In PNG if you have had too much of the amber fluid – or any other colour for that matter – they say “Em i spak tomas.” which means “He is drinking too much or He is drunk.”

Saying someone is “spaked” (pronounced sparked) sounds so much more descriptive doesn’t it?

10 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

I've been well 'sparked' many a time, love the colours on the shop.

By The Way: How's your daughter doing now? Hope she's feeling better

Jules said...

Thanks Tom - she is much better. So nice of you to ask!!!!

Tara's Talk said...

Hi Jules! I have been looking at your photos! I just found your blog! Great pics! Glad to hear your daughter is feeling better;)
~~Tara

CaBaCuRl said...

A new euphemism to add to the list...tanked,legless,blotto,ripe,s**t-faced,and now, spaked.

oldmanlincoln said...

Yes, sparked,is a good term. I seen them around here sometimes but not like world war two days.

Chuckeroon said...

Tks for posting up the pigin translations...I love it.

Steve Buser said...

Jules, I'm loving the introduction to the language there. Keep up the good work.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

• Eliane • said...

Round da clock - sounds just like here! I like the language lessons.

M.Benaut said...

When the shop opens we will rocka rounda clocka.
That's close to a national disaster having the bia shop closed.

Jules said...

Glad you are enjoying the language - I'm not an expert but have lots more to share with you on future posts!!!

Lukim yu bihain (see you later)