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Eight immortals

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:10 am
by SecretSam
Happy Sunday, my virtual chums.

Has anyone had their hands on a Joyo Baatsin ?

A switchable clone of the Tubescreamer, OCD, and a bunch of other stuff for sixty-five quid.

(Baatsin means eight immortals, according to the blurb. Which none of us is linguistically qualified to dispute.)

Re: Eight immortals

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:22 am
by The Elf
SecretSam wrote:Has anyone had their hands on a Joyo Baatsin ?
I deny everything. We were just friends.

Re: Eight immortals

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:44 am
by shufflebeat
SecretSam wrote:
(Baatsin means eight immortals, according to the blurb. Which none of us is linguistically qualified to dispute.)

#2 says it's "deffo not Mandarin, may be Cantonese or Jyutping" (romanised Cantonese).

He is now explaining *all* the differences, what have you started?

Re: Eight immortals

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:56 am
by SecretSam
Had you considered corporal punishment, or is #2 too old and fit to risk it ?

Re: Eight immortals

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:59 am
by SecretSam
The Elf wrote:
SecretSam wrote:Has anyone had their hands on a Joyo Baatsin ?
I deny everything. We were just friends.

For the avoidance of doubt: Joyo Baatsin is not (as far as I know) intended to be the nom de guerre of a Thai ladyboy.

Re: Eight immortals

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:39 pm
by Music Wolf
Bāxiān which is, according to Wikipedea, pinyin (official randomisation of Chinese).

Every day is a school day

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_Immortals

Re: Eight immortals

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:39 pm
by Wonks
The original is baat sin, two words, not one.

Re: Eight immortals

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:41 pm
by shufflebeat
SecretSam wrote:Had you considered corporal punishment, or is #2 too old and fit to risk it ?

He has talked me into the foetal position.

No, that's not fair. He is knowledgeable and interesting and later I'll be glad I know all this, it's just a bit early.

Re: Eight immortals

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:46 pm
by shufflebeat
Wonks wrote:The original is baat sin, two words, not one.

八仙 : the eight immortals of Taoist philosophy

usuually identified as Han Zhongli (汉钟离), Zhang Guolao (张果老), Lü Dongbin (吕洞宾), Li Tieguai (李铁拐), Han Xiangzi (韩湘子), Cao Guojiu (曹国舅), Lan Caihe (蓝采和), and He Xiangu (何仙姑);

Just sharing the love.

Re: Eight immortals

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:58 pm
by Music Wolf
shufflebeat wrote:
Wonks wrote:The original is baat sin, two words, not one.

八仙 : the eight immortals of Taoist philosophy

usuually identified as Han Zhongli (汉钟离), Zhang Guolao (张果老), Lü Dongbin (吕洞宾), Li Tieguai (李铁拐), Han Xiangzi (韩湘子), Cao Guojiu (曹国舅), Lan Caihe (蓝采和), and He Xiangu (何仙姑);

Just sharing the love.

But which one is the Tube Screamer?

Re: Eight immortals

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:59 pm
by Wonks
None, as that's Japanese.

Re: Eight immortals

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:00 pm
by MOF
Which none of us is linguistically qualified to dispute.)

Indeed, “is” should be “are”. :D

Re: Eight immortals

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:26 pm
by Sam Spoons
MOF wrote:
Which none of us is linguistically qualified to dispute.)

Indeed, “is” should be “are”. :D

before it all get's a bit 'tense' around here, are you sure? ;)

Re: Eight immortals

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:37 pm
by shufflebeat
Sam Spoons wrote:'tense'

:) :)

Re: Eight immortals

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:48 pm
by MOF
before it all get's a bit 'tense' around here, are you sure? ;)
:D

Absolutely. He is (singular), we are (plural), ‘us’ is plural so you use ‘are’.

I’m now bound to make Grammatical mistakes in future postings. :lol: