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Want to Get Frisky? It’s Not Sexy in Every Language

Want to Get Frisky? It’s Not Sexy in Every Language

I guess you can say I have always been curious and it sometimes it gets the better of me. That may or may not result in something positive, but most often it will be comical. What can I say, I test my limits, have fun and dance like no one is watching. Is there any other way to live?

I went onto a foreign dating site to see if I could hook up with someone who might not understand me. Truth be told it was a dare. How could I resist? I was curious to see what they might write back. If they did. Who am I kidding? When you have been in the relationship business as long as I have, you know that one thing is certain. Men will always take the bait. One sexy picture and they literally turn into jellyfish.

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So, I am not one to mince words and decided that a short quirky phrase was the best approach to the language barrier.

I chose – Want to get frisky? Perfect. Short and sweet.

To see what happen I asked my friends and family to contribute any translated version they could offer in the languages that they speak. The typical responses of French, Italian and German were just not going to cut it. Boring.

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So, instead I went to Google translator and chose Swahili. Google sounded like a plan. The text came back from Siri and it read, “ Wanataka kupata Frisky?” What? Wanna Take a Cup at Frisky? I couldn’t help but laugh at the way it sounded in English. So, it began. My obsession with finding the funniest translations for this phrase. I no longer needed a date; this was occupying my time.

The results are in

Top marks go to Chichewa which sounds so dirty, there doesn’t need much explanation. Ndikufuna Kutenga Frisky? Mind if I come find you in Kentucky and get frisky. That works. What kind of language is Chichewa in the first place?

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Apparently, there are many languages I have never heard of. I guess taking a geography class instead of spending my time drinking on campus might have a better plan. I do not know about you but I am pretty sure that spending my time getting frisky with a translator says a lot about my dating habits.

But, really do translations get any kinkier than this?

  • Vle jwenn Semiyan? When do you want to see my van? Cool it down Luke. What kind of Creole is this?
  • Nais mo bang makakuha Frisky? No, I do not want to take part in a Fillipino gang bang. Scratch that one.
  • I think the Georgian language is cute and cuddly, but this might attract the wrong age group. გსურთ მიიღოთ Frisky?
  • Hawaiians do have a way with words. I am pretty sure I can “make love” happen. Makemake e loaa Frisky?
  • I am not sure if I am asking for a date or going for Margaritas? However, in Corsican I am down for either. Vogghiu marità Frisky?

An Irish girl, I thought I would find these easier to decipher. Wrong.  Visions of Donald Trump come to mind.  Wrong.

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  • Eisiau Frisky? I say, “Is you frisky?” sounds like Bugs Bunny is asking me out .
  • Want a fháil Frisky? This is Irish for what – fail?

Speaking of fail. I am not going to contact these food fetishists.

  • Szeretné, hogy Frisky? Scratch my Hogie? Um, No.
  • The Icelandic people should stop pulling on the pig all day. Langar þig til að fá frisky?
  • Major food fish fetish activities happening in Hausa. So samun kansa ilimi sakamako?

Just when I thought things could not get any worse, out came the real scary ones.

  • Batla ho Frisky? From a language called Sesotho, one can only assume the worst.
  • I know a little bit of French and I read between the lines of this Gaelic term. Queres recibir frisky? Where do I want to receive the frisky? Interesting but no.

I am already way over my head. Like the Indonesian say,“Ingin mendapatkan Frisky?” I better get packing before I do get frisked. Getting into the US is already a disaster.

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Last Updated on November 15, 2018

Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

What do you think it takes to achieve your goals? Hard work? Lots of actions? While these are paramount to becoming successful in reaching our goals, neither of these are possible without a positive mindset.

As humans, we naturally tend to lean towards a negative outlook when it comes to our hopes and dreams. We are prone to believing that we have limitations either from within ourselves or from external forces keeping us from truly getting to where we want to be in life. Our tendency to think that we’ll “believe it when we see it” suggests that our mindsets are focused on our goals not really being attainable until they’ve been achieved. The problem with this is that this common mindset fuels our limiting beliefs and shows a lack of faith in ourselves.

The Success Mindset

Success in achieving our goals comes down to a ‘success mindset’. Successful mindsets are those focused on victory, based on positive mental attitudes, empowering inclinations and good habits. Acquiring a success mindset is the sure-fire way to dramatically increase your chance to achieve your goals.

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The idea that achieving our goals comes down to our habits and actions is actually a typical type of mindset that misses a crucial point; that our mindset is, in fact, the determiner of our energy and what actions we take. A negative mindset will tend to create negative actions and similarly if we have a mindset that will only set into action once we see ‘proof’ that our goals are achievable, then the road will be much longer and arduous. This is why, instead of thinking “I’ll believe it when I see it”, a success mindset will think “I’ll see it when I believe it.”

The Placebo Effect and What It Shows Us About The Power of Mindset

The placebo effect is a perfect example of how mindset really can be powerful. In scientific trials, a group of participants were told they received medication that will heal an ailment but were actually given a sugar pill that does nothing (the placebo). Yet after the trial the participants believed it’s had a positive effect – sometimes even cured their ailment even though nothing has changed. This is the power of mindset.

How do we apply this to our goals? Well, when we set goals and dreams how often do we really believe they’ll come to fruition? Have absolute faith that they can be achieved? Have a complete unwavering expectation? Most of us don’t because we hold on to negative mindsets and limiting beliefs about ourselves that stop us from fully believing we are capable or that it’s at all possible. We tend to listen to the opinions of others despite them misaligning with our own or bow to societal pressures that make us believe we should think and act a certain way. There are many reasons why we possess these types of mindsets but a success mindset can be achieved.

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How To Create a Success Mindset

People with success mindsets have a particular way of perceiving things. They have positive outlooks and are able to put faith fully in their ability to succeed. With that in mind, here are a few ways that can turn a negative mindset into a successful one.

1. A Success Mindset Comes From a Growth Mindset

How does a mindset even manifest itself? It comes from the way you talk to yourself in the privacy of your own head. Realising this will go a long way towards noticing how you speak to yourself and others around you. If it’s mainly negative language you use when you talk about your goals and aspirations then this is an example of a fixed mindset.

A negative mindset brings with it a huge number of limiting beliefs. It creates a fixed mindset – one that can’t see beyond it’s own limitations. A growth mindset sees these limitations and looks beyond them – it finds ways to overcome obstacles and believes that this will result in success. When you think of your goal, a fixed mindset may think “what if I fail?” A growth mindset would look at the same goal and think “failures happen but that doesn’t mean I won’t be successful.”

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There’s a lot of power in changing your perspective.

2. Look For The Successes

It’s really important to get your mind focused on positive aspects of your goal. Finding inspiration through others can be really uplifting and keep you on track with developing your success mindset; reinforcing your belief that your dreams can be achieved. Find people that you can talk with about how they achieved their goals and seek out and surround yourself with positive people. This is crucial if you’re learning to develop a positive mindset.

3. Eliminate Negativity

You can come up against a lot of negativity sometimes either through other people or within yourself. Understanding that other people’s negative opinions are created through their own fears and limiting beliefs will go a long way in sustaining your success mindset. But for a lot of us, negative chatter can come from within and these usually manifest as negative words such as can’t, won’t, shouldn’t. Sometimes, when we think of how we’re going to achieve our goals, statements in our minds come out as negative absolutes: ‘It never works out for me’ or ‘I always fail.’

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When you notice these coming up you need to turn them around with ‘It always works out for me!’ and ‘I never fail!’ The trick is to believe it no matter what’s happened in the past. Remember that every new day is a clean slate and for you to adjust your mindset.

4. Create a Vision

Envisioning your end goal and seeing it in your mind is an important trait of a success mindset. Allowing ourselves to imagine our success creates a powerful excitement that shouldn’t be underestimated. When our brain becomes excited at the thought of achieving our goals, we become more committed, work harder towards achieving it and more likely to do whatever it takes to make it happen.

If this involves creating a vision board that you can look at to remind yourself every day then go for it. Small techniques like this go a long way in sustaining your success mindset and shouldn’t be dismissed.

An Inspirational Story…

For centuries experts said that running a mile in under 4 minutes was humanly impossible. On the 6th May 1954, Rodger Bannister did just that. As part of his training, Bannister relentlessly visualised the achievement, believing he could accomplish what everyone said wasn’t possible…and he did it.

What’s more amazing is that, as soon as Bannister achieved the 4-minute mile, more and more people also achieved it. How was this possible after so many years of no one achieving it? Because in people’s minds it was suddenly possible – once people knew that it was achievable it created a mindset of success and now, after over fifty years since Bannister did the ‘impossible’, his record has been lowered by 17 seconds – the power of the success mindset!

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