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Re: USAGE: All your base are belong to us (Was: Re: USAGE: idioms with variable objects (was: deeply embedded VSO nightmare))

From:Adam Walker <dreamertwo@...>
Date:Saturday, October 27, 2001, 13:34
Very, very interesting.  Stupid, but interesting.

Reminds me of the sign on the the eyeware store down the street --Bachelor
Optical, We fit you with the mose in expensive glasses.

I giggle every time I see that one.


So lift the cup of joy and take a big drink.
In spite of it all it's a beautiful world.
-------Suzanne Knutzen

>From: "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh@...> >Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU >Subject: [OT] All your base are belong to us (Was: Re: USAGE: idioms with > variable objects (was: deeply embedded VSO nightmare)) >Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2001 08:56:24 -0400 > >On Sat, Oct 27, 2001 at 03:06:13AM -0400, Adam Walker wrote: > > Excuse me, but What are ya'll talking about? Is this some new slang? > >Not really, it's this little inside "joke" going around computer gaming >circles that seems to have gotten extremely popular. The phrase "all your >base are belong to us" comes from an old (little-known) computer game >created in Japan, called "Zero Wing", that was apparently translated to >English by somebody who knew very little English. For some reason or >other, people found the result very funny, and so it's been spreading >around since, and recently suddenly became very popular (I'm not sure >why). > >Here's one of many links on the net that explains the game, and gives a >transcription of the intro sequence, which is where the "all your base are >belong to us" phrase comes from: > > >The FAQ is very long, so I've decided to quote the relevant passage here: > >====================================== >C1. The Introduction (English version) >====================================== > In A.D. 2101 > War was beginning > >Outside Ship - An explosion occurs. > >Ship's Bridge > Captain: "What happen ?" > Mechanic: "Somebody set up us the bomb." > >Close-Up of Excited Communications Officer > Operator: "We get signal." > Captain: "What !" > >Ship's Bridge > Operator: "Main screen turn on." > (CATS appears) > Captain: "It's you !!" > >Close up of CATS > CATS: "How are you gentlemen !!" > CATS: "All your base are belong to us." > CATS: "You are on the way to destruction." > >Close up of captain & CATS > Captain: "What you say !!" > CATS: "You have no chance to survive make your time." > >Ship's Bridge > CATS: "Ha ha ha ha ...." > >Close up of Forlorn Captain > Operator: "Captain !!" > >Ship's Bridge (ZIGs on monitors) > Captain: "Take off every 'ZIG'!!" > >Shows a ZIG pilot powering up > Captain: "You know what you doing." > >Shows a ZIG moving into launch position > Captain: "Move 'ZIG'." > >ZIGs on monitors, Bridge Explodes > Captain: "For great justice." > >The ship explodes. >A lone ZIG zooms into view! > > >T > >-- >PNP = Plug 'N' Pray
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