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Mudcrab

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La Placa Rifa
« on: 03 June, 2003, 06:03:17 PM »
What does it mean again?

I just put it into Babel Fish and it came back as "The Plate Raffle" LOL
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Re: La Placa Rifa
« Reply #1 on: 03 June, 2003, 06:07:02 PM »
I believ it means "the badge rules" though I could be wrong....

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Re: La Placa Rifa
« Reply #2 on: 03 June, 2003, 06:09:57 PM »
Gordon Bennet! I thoughty it was a hoose name in the Costa del Sol!!

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Re: La Placa Rifa
« Reply #3 on: 03 June, 2003, 06:15:09 PM »
Sounds plausible. I used to think it was 'the judges place' or something to do with the police, but then placa, you'd think, would be place.

Of course, this is using Spanish, Portuguese comes out slightly differently. Not that Babel Fish is 100% correct by any means. Damn funny sometimes though.

They do Russian now, any Orlok quotes needing translated?
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Re: La Placa Rifa
« Reply #4 on: 03 June, 2003, 10:42:32 PM »
'Placa' means badge..

'Rifa' means 'Lottery', or 'Raffle'

Unless Rifa means something different in Latin American?

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Re: La Placa Rifa
« Reply #5 on: 03 June, 2003, 11:26:58 PM »
This is making less sense all the time. Who wrote it??? Mr Logan, what does it mean??
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Re: La Placa Rifa
« Reply #6 on: 04 June, 2003, 12:18:52 AM »
reckon slips is right, ...

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Re: La Placa Rifa
« Reply #7 on: 04 June, 2003, 12:24:55 AM »
Rifa is Chicano slang for we rule.

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Re: La Placa Rifa
« Reply #8 on: 04 June, 2003, 03:58:34 AM »
It does mean "The badge rules". There was a Dredd story back in the early 700s where Dredd takes on a couple of gangs having a rumble. They get the shit kicked out of them and he scrawls the message on a wall to remind them who's top dog.

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Re: La Placa Rifa
« Reply #9 on: 04 June, 2003, 07:07:40 AM »
All of the above translations are correct.

However like anything with language it's all down to what it means within the context it's used.

For instance when I saw the Brazilian flick City of God one of the main characters was literally nick-named 'capable little chicken' if memory and my understanding of Portuguese serves me correctly.
Few people outside of the favelas of Rio are going to understand the significance of that so for the benefit of English speaking/reading viewers he was called 'Knock-out Ned' in the subtitles.

In this instance 'La Placa Rifa' is 'The Badge Rules' and yes it's from a Dredd strip- the same saying has popped up in a Marshal Law story Kingdom Of The Blind.

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Re: La Placa Rifa
« Reply #10 on: 04 June, 2003, 08:12:20 AM »
La Placa Rifa
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Script: John Wagner
Artist: Cam Kennedy
Letters: Tom Frame

According to the story La Placa Rifa = 'The Badge Rules'

La Placa Rifa,
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Re: La Placa Rifa
« Reply #11 on: 04 June, 2003, 08:42:42 AM »
Just remembered  that the name for the game noughts and crosses in Portuguese is  O jogo do galos meaning more or less The game of the (fighting) cockrels.

This is pure supposition but that's one possible reason for the 'capable little chicken' equals 'Knock-out Ned' translation.

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Re: La Placa Rifa
« Reply #12 on: 04 June, 2003, 03:34:30 PM »
Cheers, that makes sense now that I know Dredd wasn't advertising a mo-pad boot sale this Sunday at Rowdy Yates block :o)

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