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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 22:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What do the words mish min laf mean?

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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 22:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 22:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Typical: I ask a simple question and get a stupid ansewer .thanks

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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 22:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No problem!

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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 23:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mabey I should have explained it a little better in the song Bohemian Rhapsody Freddie sings mish min laf. Can anyone tell me what this means ?

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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 23:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who's Freddie and why is he singing 'mish min laf'? I've never heard that in Bohemian Rhapsody. Which part are you talking about specifically? Like is it in the opera section or in the ballad part...? Narrow it down a bit.


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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 23:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just found out it the correct word is Bismillah in the opra part of the song.

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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 23:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Bismillah", I'll say, and I'm not quite sure what it means - I think it's some foreign (maybe Italian?) expression amounting to "oh my God" or similar.

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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 23:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Got to love misheard lyrics. I always thought they were saying 'pool boy' instead of 'poor boy' in that song.


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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 23:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is what i found . I think basicly it means in the name of god.

Bismillah

Arabic: bi-smi llahi r-rahmâni r-rahîm


Opening phrase of all suras in the Koran, meaning 'In the name of God; the Merciful; the Compassionate', except for sura 9 (the reason for this omission is that the beginning of this sura makes the bismillah superfluous).
The function of the bismillah is to state that the sura is issued in the name of God, and is not made by man. Learned Muslims will in most cases say that it is Muhammad who added the bismillah to the revealed texts with this purpose in mind.
As Allah, Rahman, and Rahim all theoretically can be name of gods, there were some few local speculations in early Islam whether the bismillah was referring to one or three gods. Some Meccans in the first years of Islam did see in this a polytheism. This died out, and later on there have been very few attempts to interpret the bismillah into a trinity equal to the one of Christianity.
The short form bismillah is used as a part of daily language, normally as a way of underlining sincerity and honesty.


Arabic: bi-smi llahi r-rahmâni r-rahîm


Opening phrase of all suras in the Koran, meaning 'In the name of God; the Merciful; the Compassionate', except for sura 9 (the reason for this omission is that the beginning of this sura makes the bismillah superfluous).
The function of the bismillah is to state that the sura is issued in the name of God, and is not made by man. Learned Muslims will in most cases say that it is Muhammad who added the bismillah to the revealed texts with this purpose in mind.
As Allah, Rahman, and Rahim all theoretically can be name of gods, there were some few local speculations in early Islam whether the bismillah was referring to one or three gods. Some Meccans in the first years of Islam did see in this a polytheism. This died out, and later on there have been very few attempts to interpret the bismillah into a trinity equal to the one of Christianity.
The short form bismillah is used as a part of daily language, normally as a way of underlining sincerity and honesty.


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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 23:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Arabic, Italian, it's all the same.

Pretty interesting, nonetheless.

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Posted: 04 Nov 04, 01:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Now don't start to ask what you hear at the end of Headlong OK? It's been plaguing me ever since...


You hear "Gnoldaeh, Gnoldaeh, Gnoldaeh"

Which just happens to be Headlong backwards.


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Posted: 04 Nov 04, 02:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lies, Zeni! ALL LIES!!!!!!


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Posted: 04 Nov 04, 04:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dictonary.com says

Bismillah

\Bis*mil"lah\, interj. [Arabic, in the name of God!] An adjuration or exclamation common among the Mohammedans. [Written also Bizmillah.]




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Posted: 04 Nov 04, 08:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always heard "behind the book is a devil put aside for you..."


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Posted: 04 Nov 04, 10:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There was an episode (if you can refer to it as that) of Never Mind The Buzzcocks where they had a round that featured words that were only used in one song, the guests then had to guess what the word meant, Bismillah was one of the ones that came up but the description was along the same lines as those above so this post is not entirely useful but unless the NMTB researchers have made a blunder Queen trivia buffs might like to know that its the only song the word has ever been used in apparently, however I suspect there might be 1 or 2 Arabic numbers out there that use it :) maybe the criteria was for words in English speaking songs, I dont know, my heads starting to hurt now.

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Posted: 04 Nov 04, 11:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never lie, Daniel-son; I just blur the truth from time to time.


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