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Origins of Ni

 
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True or just Spam, you decide:
True (it makes sense)
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 66%  [ 8 ]
Spam (Ni is nonsense, like peng and Neee-Wom)
33%
 33%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 12

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:37 pm    Post subject: Origins of Ni Reply with quote

A lesser known urban legend, but thought I'd share anyhow.

Ni is niht (sounds like knee with a weak T at the end) ... which is Old English for the word NIGHT. If you've ever tried to read Old English, good luck.

Night and Knight didn't rhymm back then (and consistent spelling, enunciation, & literacy was all over the map anyhow). So leave it to these Cambridge/Oxford boys to make a modern day word play, as in today's dictionary both Night and Knight phonetically spell as "(nit)."

So.... another layer of humor is they're saying "We are the Knights who say Knight," except they're using an alternate enunciation. Sort of like saying "We are the po-TA-tos that say po-TAT-o." This of course is painful to the ears, hence the reaction of King Arthur and his band.

I think they scripted it as "Ni" just to avoid insufferable confusion. #ni-1


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since when do they avoid confusion?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted the second, because such a vote would make no sense #ni-1 That suites us well in the jokes forum Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted the selection after number three. Hmmm. Now what was that called again?....
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't confuse this thread! Or maybe we should just forget about that...

I forgot already, so I'll just declare myself the winner!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote PENGUINS!



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I broke a tie! DOn't tell anyone!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mohrorless wrote:
I broke a tie! Don't tell anyone!


Yeah, well Sir Farty just broke...
Uhhh, Never mind all that... I WIN!! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The correct option is not shown....."True, It doesn't make sense" #ni-1
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