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Pila = 'a practical joke'

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), May 17, 2009 at 06:57

Päivää , Ugri !

Miten jaksat ?

> I had several scenarios for a text to send as an answer to you, dismissed them all. This ain't no good thread to pursue debates on theology.<

Agreed unless to show how evil (by comparison or without it) Islam is on the theological level.

> Instead, I suggest we make a bet: a bottle of Captain Morgan (OK, could be also Wyborova, you can choose)

How about Finlandia vodkaa ?

> to the one who got it right, to be delivered at the Last Gate.<

I hope St. Peter knows a good brewery in some corner of paradise and won't drink the bottle empty before we arrive. ;)

>This much I could reveal, though. - - - Contemplating Christianity:

"Hyvä aate mutta jätkät pilas." = A good idea, but dudes(guys) make a practical joke of it " (?) (not sure about the grammatical value of "s" in pila =" practical joke, jest, caricature" :( )

>Now I trust you have a buddy who can translate, because in this case Google is of no help.<

No, it was my old Russian manual for learning Finnish that did the job. Anyway, puhutko ruotsia?

(By the way, your comments have been truly stupendous. I'm considering to gather them and print to read and enjoy later.)

Thanks for your kind words , my friend, but don't exaggerate. in this case I am for Christian humility. To paraphrase John the Baptist : "There are many mightier and better authors than me. I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thongs of their sandals."

Näkemiin and best regards, Ianus (or Iaanus ;)

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