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"Reference" Competition

Herkese Merhaba!

There are several references in the course to several books/movies/series etc. Most of you like to comment about those under the sentence discussions, and unfortunately sometimes we have to delete them because they clutter the discussion. Anyhow, let's play a game :) Write down all the sentences you think that is referring to something, and what it is referring to. And we'll see who is the best observer :) And of course there will be lingots as prize. Have fun :)

July 20, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Exploit

Hiçbir şey bilmiyorsun. ( You know nothing, Jon Snow ) - GoT


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Exploit

Yasak meyve (forbidden fruit) - Adam and Eve


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Exploit

Gücü kullan, Luke! (Use the force, luke) - Star Wars


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Exploit

bilgi Güçtür (Knowledge is power) - Bacon's Meditationes Sacrae


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZeynepSPN

Güç güçtür. ( Power is power. ) - Game Of Thrones


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Exploit

Düşmanımın düşmanı arkadaşımdır ( My enemy's enemy is my friend ) - Ancient proverb


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HakeemEvrenoglu

*kiş geliyor (winter is coming) - GOT

*aşk pembe bir pasta gibidir (love is like a pink cake) -a reference to a series of images by Andy Warhol http://www.timeout.com/london/art/andy-warhol-love-is-a-pink-cake


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HakeemEvrenoglu

Sevgi nedir?

WHAT IS LOVE? BABY DON'T HURT ME, DON'T HURT ME, NO MORE


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HakeemEvrenoglu
  • Hayat, evren ve her şey (life, the universe and everything) - the hitchhikers guide...

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HakeemEvrenoglu

Pembe Floyd - Keşke burada olsaydın.

("If" lesson) hehehe


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jgierbo2

Also, a song by Mor ve Ötesi


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HakeemEvrenoglu

I have to listen to this band later... :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aspielman2

Leaving aside a couple of obvious ones with James Bond introducing himself and "Houston, we have a problem":

In sickness and in health - marriage vows

So long and thanks for all the fish - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book 4


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luscinda

The Turkish team are Alf Garnett fans?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miia_k

Benim adım kırmızı - Orhan Pamuk's novel


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mehmet_Nur92

Olmak ya da olmamak ... To be or not to be


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jzlcdh

Which author and which work?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III, Scene 1:

To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? […]


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jzlcdh

Whether Benedict Cumberbatch is any good in the role: that is the next question. http://hamlet-barbican.com/

And will he use the same skull that was in the first episode of Sherlock?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZeynepSPN

Adalet istiyorsan yanlış yere geldin. ( If you want justice you've come to the wrong place.) - GoT


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luscinda

I really need to make a start on the Turkish tree reading this. How do you say 'the long dark teatime of the soul' in Turkish?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/airelibre

Uzun karanlık canın akşam yemeği or Uzun karanlık ruhun akşam yemeği.

(Someone better, please correct or confirm)

Edit: seems like it's Ruhun Uzun Karanlık Çay Saati (so tea-time is literally a time of drinking tea, rather than dinner time): http://www.dr.com.tr/kitap/ruhun-uzun-karanlik-cay-saati/douglas-adams/edebiyat/roman/bilim-kurgu/urunno=0000000418358


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Selcen_Ozturk

"yemeği" not "yemeğisi" :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luscinda

Brilliant. For a moment there I was forgetting that it was the title of one of the Dirk Gentlys as well as Hitchhiker quote.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aspielman2

Dino Buzzati Italyanca bir kitap yazıyor - Dino Buzzati is writing a book - author of The Tartar Steppe


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deedee9991

Ben adım Bond. James Bond


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miia_k

İstanbul'da sonbahar - a song By Teoman


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Slydiad

Also The English Patient (İngiliz hasta), You know nothing, Jon Snow (Hiçbir şey bilmiyorsun, Jon Snow), and Is Keyser Söze Turkish (Keyser Söze Türk mü?).

And I wonder whether "Beyaz kale" is supposed to be a Harold & Kumar reference.

These are really fun to find as I'm going through the tree!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexinNotTurkey

If it is any consolation, I have read the book and still think of White Castle every time I see the title :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Selcen_Ozturk

beyaz kale is Orhan Pamuk's novel :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geometry

So the vocabulary word "kar" must also be a reference to Orhan Pamuk!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aspielman2

Yavaşça beni sev - love me slowly - various people seem to have used this line - Ken Yokoyama?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SoSedat

Is Keyser sozer Turkish? Keyser sozer Turk mu? A reference to a brilliant film I need to re watch. Th usual suspects :) I'm rubbish at film refs normally lol

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