I did some research & can see why - Germanic origins. Afrikaans is mostly from Dutch with a fair bit of German and French & a smattering of others. Flemish is very close to Afrikaans. A special bureau was set in the apartheid years to concoct (lacking) technical words but mostly they didn't catch on, the English being preferred. My maternal grandfather was Swedish but, sadly, I never got into that.

Alan C

-----Original Message----- From: Jostein
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2016 2:41 PM
To: Pentax-Discuss Mail List
Subject: Re: PESO - Tension monitor

During my master degree we had a study trip to Malawi. Everyone there
thought we were boers when we chatted amongst ourselves. :-)

Jostein

Den 16.09.2016 20.08, skrev Alan C:
Amazing. "Giftig" means poisonous in Afrikaans too.

Alan C

-----Original Message----- From: Jostein Øksne
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2016 6:40 PM
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Subject: Re: PESO - Tension monitor

Lol. We have only one word in Norwegian.  Giftig.
Jostein

Den 16. september 2016 17.37.53 CEST, skrev John <sesso...@earthlink.net>:
http://www.birdandmoon.com/comic/toxic/

On 9/16/2016 1:30 AM, mike wilson wrote:
_Now_ I'm surprised.  Not poisonous but venomous - as are all
spiders.  Most
European ones are not able to penetrate human skin, though.  Not like
you to
slip up on terminology - or were you just slumming?

On 15 September 2016 at 21:49 Jostein <p...@alunfoto.no> wrote:


She is, isn't she? The cross spider is actually the only poisonous
spider whe have. About as bad as the sting of a honeybee.
Jostein

Den 15.09.2016 00.29, skrev Brian Walters:
I'm not an arachnophobe but that's one scary lady!

But I like it!


Cheers

Brian

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Brian Walters
Western Sydney Australia
http://lyons-ryan.org/southernlight/


On Thu, Sep 15, 2016, at 07:07 AM, Jostein wrote:
Came over this fellow on a stroll around the garden. She had a
well
tended net which she withdrew from when I approaced, to seek
shelter or
camouflage in the leaf. But she couldn't stop checking her trap
for
signs of lunch. :-)

http://www.alunfoto.no/innhold/kjenne-etter-napp/

Araneus diadematus ("Cross-spider"),

K-3 II, FA-100 WR macro. Small flash and homemade diffuser.



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