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Opinion by Shelly_McShelly posted hace más de un año
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Cracking an international market is a goal of most growing corporations. It should not be that difficult, yet even the big multi-nationals run into trouble because of language and cultural differences. For example.The name Coco-Cola in China was first rendered as Ke-Kou-Ke-La. Unfortunately, the coca cola company did not discover until after thousands of signs had been printed that the phrase means "Bite The Wax Tadpole" o "Female Horse Stuffed With Wax," depending on the dialect. coca cola then researched 40,000 Chinese characters and found a close phonetic equivalent, "Ko-Kou-Ko-Le," which can be loosely translated as "Happiness In The Mouth."

In Taiwan, the translation of the Pepsi slogan, "Come Alive With the Pepsi Generation," came out as, "Pepsi Will Bring Your Ancestors Back From The Dead."

Also in Chinese, the Kentucky Fried Chicken slogan, "Finger-Lickin' Good," came out as "Eat Your Fingers Off."

The American slogan for Salem cigarettes, "Salem-Feeling Free," got translated in the Japanese market into "When Smoking Salem, tu Feel So Refreshed That Your Mind Seems To Be Free And Empty."
Opinion by Shelly_McShelly posted hace más de un año
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Welcome to The Weakest Link.

Here is a very simple little test comprised of four preguntas to determine the level of your intellect. Your respuestas must be spontaneous and immediate, with no deliberating o wasting time.

And NO CHEATING. On your mark, set....GO!!!

1: tu are competing in a race, and overtake the runner in segundo place.
In which position are tu now?


If tu answered that you're now coming first then you're completely wrong. tu overtook the segundo runner and took their place, therefore you're coming second.

For the siguiente pregunta try not to be so dumb.

2 : If tu overtake the last runner, what position are tu now in?


If tu answered second-last, once again you're completely wrong. Think about it...How can tu over take the person coming last? If you're behind them then they can't be last. The answer is impossible!!

It would appear that thinking is not one of your strong points. tu would make a good door-stop!!! Anyway, here's another to try, don't take any notes o use a calculator, and remember your respuestas must be...
Opinion by Shelly_McShelly posted hace más de un año
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1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?

2) Which country makes Panama hats?

3) From which animal do we get catgut?

4) In which mes do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?

6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?

7) What was King George VI's first name?

8) What color is a purple finch?

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

10) How long did the Thirty Years War last?

Once again, dont cheat, but here are the answers:

1) 116 years, from 1337 to 1453.

2) Ecuador.

3) From oveja and horses.

4) November. The Russian calendar was 13 days behind ours.

5) ardilla fur.

6) The Latin name was Insularia Canaria - Island of the Dogs.

7) Albert. When he came to the trono in 1936 he respected the wish of queen Victoria that no future king should ever be called Albert.
Opinion by Shelly_McShelly posted hace más de un año
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Solve the puzzles por saying them out loud, over and over, faster and faster, repeating the phrase, until tu "hear" the answer.

Example: LAWN SAND JEALOUS (place) Answer: Los Angeles

1. SHOCK CUSSED TOE (person)

2. SAND TACKLE LAWS (fictional character)

3. MY GULCH HOARD UN (person)

4. MOW BEAD HICK (book)


6. CHICK HE TUB AN AN US (product)


8. AISLE OH VIEW (phrase)



11. DOCKED coche fúnebre WHOSE (person)


13. AGE ANT HUB BLOWS HEAVEN (fictional character)

14. THESE HOUND paloma MOO SICK (movie)

15. BUCK SPUN HE (fictional character)

Dont Cheat, but here are the answers:
Article by xxXsk8trXxx posted hace más de un año
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I'm making a new graphic novel/manga series (still untitled). It's about a large group of agents from the future, trying to defeat an evil force called I.E.S.A. The agency, with no specific name, is trying to stop I.E.S.A from grabbing the earth's energy and using it to power the maciene they made, which will destroy the earth. The series focuses on 6 of their members, the frutas Racers. They find a human girl, Katsumi, and figure out that she is the closest thing related to the leader of the agency, who could not find any family members. The frutas Racers are training Katsumi to become más powerful. Along the way, Katsumi encounters enemies, and meets members of the agency.
here are the characters:

Katsumi Takashi: A 17 año old girl who lives in future Tokyo. Although everything is high-tech, she prefers to live a normal, 00's like, life (this story takes place in the late 2000's-early 3000's). She is weak, and hates sports. Her life was pretty boring...that is...until the frutas Racers came along.
List by pandawinx posted hace más de un año
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10. we have a slim chance we might be able to make a non hangover wine.....more amazing things have happened.....Actually that might be a lie.
9. We've all got our friends and family....And chocolate.
8. We also have light chocolate!
7. we also have dark chocolate!
6. Did I mention we have chocolate?
5. If the "Waters of mars" doctor who special scared the cra* out of you, at least your not alone...
4. Even if tu sometimes feel sad o depressed, the sun will come out tomorrow....OR if your used to typical british wheather then this doesn't apply to tu sorry, but if your in any other country, then tu still have ten reasons to stay sane!
3. When tu think of chocolate everything seems to go your way...
2. There's someone for everyone!
1. Thats the lot! :)
-Pandawinx. :)
(PS thanks for reading! :) )
Article by Dippicus posted hace más de un año
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Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is "Rhode Island and Providence Plantations."

When tu die your hair still grows for a couple of months.

There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

Isaac Asimov is the only autor to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.

The newspaper serving Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, the inicial of Rocky and Bullwinkle, is the Picayune Intellegence.

It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on parte superior, arriba of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point.

The first person selected as the Time Magazine Man of the año - Charles Lindbergh in 1927.

The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.

It took Leo Tolstoy six years to write "War & Peace".

The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.

Opinion by pandawinx posted hace más de un año
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Hi! :)
Here are the parte superior, arriba ten to impress the guy tu like, just out of my personal oppinion, only try what tu want to try, my sources are personal expirence as a woman:
10. Respect the men, example: no its not just a game, its football/soccer and its más important than breathing to most guys. ;)
9. ....but don't be too suck up-like.
one of my friends heard her crush loved chickens according to the guy, so she was thrilled when she got invited to his "Amazing" party, I was really happy for her and asked her wheather she'll like to borrow a fiver to buy acessorie for the party, but she dicho thanks but there was no need, the día after the party she emailed me telling me it was so embarassing: She went to the party dressed as a chicken with a feathery dress and red head feathers thinking it looked hot! Was her crush impressed....Well no, to put it lightly.
8. try not to do the "Men" sigh....very often.
Lets face it, we've all done it, thought ot ourselfs stuff like "Why did he bring his friend along to the resturant????" o "The male mind is a very curious thing." but say it aloud and it might hurt their feelings. Yeah I know, I was freaked when I...
Opinion by pandawinx posted hace más de un año
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Hello everyone! :)

I'm here escritura about the sadness of people getting teased over how they look.

I hear some songs taking the mic of people who aren't perfect pyshically and I hear horrid things about bullying in public schools.

It makes me sad because back when I was a kid, I used to get teased for having a birth mark on my nose which wasn't overly flattering.
People in my class used to call it the "Witches" spot and dicho stupid stuff like "Burn the witch!" and "Nice wart" And some people were scared to go near me because they thought that a birth mark was contagious and that they'll get it.
At first I ignored them, but it went on....
After a mes the same group of people who started to bully me got worst. they used to snigger when they saw me walk past and say "I think theres a bit of ugly dirt on your nose...Oh thats just your mark!"
There words hurt a lot más than they realised it did, but i dicho nothing.

List by Dippicus posted hace más de un año
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President Kennedy was the fastest misceláneo speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.

In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.

The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

In the early days of the telephone, operators would pick up a call and use the phrase, "Well, are tu there?". It wasn't until 1895 that someone suggested answering the phone with the
phrase "number please?"

The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79 cm squared.

According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored día for self-destruction.

gatos sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.
List by gossipgirlxoxo posted hace más de un año
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1.Impersonate a film character for the day, for example Forest Gump.

2.Every time that tu wake up, start screaming “Where am I?” and run around your room for a few minutes, then return to bed.

3.Every time tu take a shower, scream “I’m Melting! I’m Melting!”.

4.Smile… all the time.

5.When someone knocks on the door, get up and answer the phone and vice versa.

6.Scatter stuffed toys around the room with party hats on and play loud music. When the roommate walks in, turn off the music, take off the party hats and starting putting the toys away saying it was fun while it lasted.

7.Call your roommate Claire “by accident”, increase the frequency every día until tu always call him Claire, if he protests, say “Sorry, I wont do that any more, Jaine.”

8.Set your roommate's cama on fire. Apologize and explain that you've been cold lately.

9."Drink" a raw egg for breakfast every morning. Explain that tu are in training. Eat a dozen donas every night.
Article by Dippicus posted hace más de un año
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Found these:

1) Find a six letter word which has an l in the middle, in the beginning, and at the end. Be careful

2) Find two words that have two consecutive a's that are not at the beginning of the word.

3) Find a word that has three pairs of two of the same letters right after one another. Hint: the word contains "ookkee".

Answers: 1. inland (in-l-and)
2. Choices include baazar, baaing, ma;am
3. bookkeeper

Keep looking for más puzzles cuz I'll publicar some more!

Don't forget to rate this article!
Opinion by Dippicus posted hace más de un año
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Just a few cities I happened upon while browsing the atlas:
Norway House, Manitoba
conservar en vinagre, salmuera Lake, Ontario
Mexico, Maine
Horseheads, New York
Jupiter, Florida
Sandwich, Illinois
Reform, Alabama
Hazard, Kentucky
Bald Knob, Arkansas
Marked Tree, Arkansas
Comfort, Texas
agrio, agria Lake, Texas
Canadian, Texas
Earth, Texas
Snowflake, Arizona
Many Farms, Arizona
Helper, Utah
Reliance, Wyoming
Needles, California
Searchlight, Nevada
Opportunity, Washington
Chicken, Alaska
Circle, Alaska
Red Devil, Alaska
Deadhorse, Alaska

*Remember, all of those were real!*
Article by seacat243 posted hace más de un año
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This is cute, but in one bit it is GROSS!!!

This chain letter is real
so follow the instructions
and something
good will happen!!


but this chain
letter is for real.
When Anne Wichert got it for the first time,
she ignored it and a week later the amor of her
life dumped her for no good reason so
and just send the stupid letter!!!!!!

The enamorados of the corazón

In order to form
a más perfect kiss,
enable the
mighty hug to promote
to whom we please
but one
kiss. articulo 1:

Statement of Love:
kiss 1.

kiss on the
I adore tu

List by Cyrusrocks posted hace más de un año
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I thought these were funny. Hope u like them.

I "wonder" why some "people" like to use misceláneo "quotation marks" in their "sentences".

Someone should get this state on meds cause this weather is bipolar!

Today's forecast: Partially moody with a chance of I don't like you.

Be warned if tu piss me off today I'm going to knock your teeth so far down your throat tu will need to stick your toothbrush up your backside to clean them.

I am only crazy 99% of the time.. The other 1% is trying to figure out how to make it a 100%! :p

If tu are god's gift to women, then i hope god kept the receipt coz i want a refund.

Wishes tu could borrar people in real life like tu can on Facebook.

Wondering if the person who invented the term "good morning" was on too many drugs.

My intelligence is misunderestimated irregardless of my enourmousish vocabularity.
Guide by Dippicus posted hace más de un año
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How to eat pie:

Preparation: Go buy a pie from Wal-mart. calabaza pie is preferrable.

1) Stuff in face.

2) Get another pie.

3) Stuff in face.

4) Repeat until tu feel your life is worth something.

5) Sue me for destroying your face.

6) Rate this boring articulo that was a waste of your precious time.

7) Read the siguiente articulo that is probably a waste of your time just like mine.

8) Rate the siguiente article.

*To all people: do not be offended por my innocent, mediocre articulo about pie. Thank you.*
Guide by Nayeli53 posted hace más de un año
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1 when they ask u what your name is, make a name up (like hello kitty o santino marella. o even better, if youre a girl make up a guys vice versa for da guys)

2 when they ask u what insturment u play, make up a name for your insturment

3 when u have to introduce that person, mess up, like say a stupid name and a wierd insturment they play. then explain that's what tu heard when they explained it 2 you

4 wear a camisa, camiseta over your uniform that makes the other teams band members offended.

5 hug them, and place a beetle INSIDE their uniform

6 bring along your little Brother/sister (if u dont hav one then ask a little kid), pay her fifty bucks to stay sweet and innocent, and when u snap your fingers she starts to say crap about thier band. then apoligize and claim that she has diharea and its making her pissed. then ask 4 directions 2 the bathroom

7 while they introduce the other members, tune up your I-Pod to its highest level and listen & sing to The Way tu Make Me Feel o Beat It o any other Michael Jakcson song (while youre at it listen to Ozzy Osbourn 2 and sing out loud)
Article by Cyrusrocks posted hace más de un año
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My friend, Pie-102, and I wrote this last year. It it definatly random.

On the first día of navidad my true amor gave to me, a green cabinet in a pineapple bush.
On the segundo día of navidad my true amor gave to me, two pinetrees and a green cabinet in a pineapple bush.
On the third día of navidad my true amor gave to me, three moving signs, two pinetrees and a green cabinet in a pineapple bush.
On the fourth día of navidad my true amor gave to me, four suburban trucks, árbol moving signs, two pinetrees and a green cabinet in a pineapple bush
On the fifth día of Cristmas my true amor gave to me, five propane tanks, four suberban trucks, three moving signs, two pinetrees and a green cabinet in a pineapple bush.
On the sixth día of navidad my true amor gave to me, six best friends, five propane tanks, four suburban trucks, three moving signs, two pine trees and a green cabinet
Opinion by bubblegum05 posted hace más de un año
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AS tu can tell, i am no longer going into the spot where i should of wrote this. To all members of the misceláneo spot i am sorry it's just a fighting issue. I'm not posting this in the TDI spot becuase i am leaving that spot. tu guys just keep on fighting! Please, please stop it! tu are wrecking the fanpop family, and tu are breaking my heart. Please, i am begging you! If tu have any kindness left in you, please just say sorry.


This is stupid! Fighting, i mean when i first joined fanpop, there was no fighting at all. Now there is about 3 people leaving a day. So if tu want about only 60 out of the 1461 fans, go ahead. But im done with it.
Guide by Saturnluv39 posted hace más de un año
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It is easy to speak and write in Pig Latin, so we all should know how to do it! I'm gonna teach tu all how to do it!
1. Put the first letter of the word in the back of the word. If the first letter is a vowel, leave it in the front.

2. Add 'ay' to the end of the word.

1. latin
2. atinl
3. atinlay

1. after
2. after
3. afteray

Now tu know how to do it!
Now, if tu want to try it out, please translate this sentence into pig latin, and mostrar your results in a comment:
because the web should revolve around you

enter your translation results, and if tu win, tu get the prize. I will tell the winner on Dec. 2nd, 2009. If tu are a winner check everything on your profile.
Opinion by milorox18 posted hace más de un año
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Some are lighthearted‚ some are serious‚ all are very true.
Here are some of them:

-Don't drink uva jugo, jugo de while wearing a white camisa, camiseta and driving to school.

-Don't let your life wait for other people.

-Dropping a cell phone into a full bathtub‚ kind of kills the phone.

-Your mom will find out if tu dye your hair purple.

-You haven't really lives until you've gotten a 48 on an Advanced Placement U.S. History test.

-Don't ever fall in amor with someone who is más than a thousand miles away from you. It usually doesn't work out.

-Milk cartons make boring pets.

-If it hurts‚ DON'T DO IT AGAIN!

-That which does not kill tu will ultimately make tu stronger.

-Speaking in public gets easier with practice.

-Don't sprint around a pool if you're trying to act like an idiot.

-Ten years from now most of what we freak out about won't make any difference.
Opinion by milorox18 posted hace más de un año
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I run my fastest
But still get beat.
I land on my head
When I should be on my feet.
I try to mover forward‚
But I am stuck in rewind.
Why do I keep at it?
I won't be left behind.

The harder I am thrown‚
The higher I bounce.
I give it my all‚
And that's all that counts.
In first place‚
Myself‚ I seldom find.
So I push to the limit-
I won't be left behind.

Some people tell me tu can't‚
Some say don't.
Some simply give up.
I reply‚ I won't

The power is here‚
Locked away in my mind.
My perserverance is my excellence‚
I won't be left behind.

Make the best of each moment‚
The future is soon the past.
The más I tell myself this‚
The less I come in last.
Throughout my competitions‚
I've learned what winning is about.
A plain and clear lesson-
Giving up is the wasy way out.

Opinion by milorox18 posted hace más de un año
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When I resolve into the essence
Tlhat I mostly am‚
I feel a deep connection
With every living thing.
For that which most imbues me
With my identity
Is somehow in the other‚ too‚
So that when I look around
I see myself- reflected
Hidden is this union
Is the wonderful discovery
That if indeed the angels
Have wings-
Then so do I.
And if the essence of a flower
Drifts out of a gentle breeze-
Then so do I.
And if the midnight sky
Is radiant with light-
Then so am I.
And if the silent mystery
Somehow becomes revealed
In tiny dewdrops fair-
Then so willI.
For every lovely thing
Manifests the essence
Of which I am a part‚
So beware‚ my soul‚ beware‚
And mover with gentle heart
Throughout theis mystic veil.
For if amor has left its imprint here-
Then so have I!

This is not mine‚ this was written por Donna Miesbach
Opinion by milorox18 posted hace más de un año
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Bottled up inside
Are the words I never said‚
The feelings that I hide‚
The lines tu never read.

tu can see it in my eyes‚
Read it on my face:
Trapped inside are lies
Of the past I can't replace.

With memories that linger-
Won't seem to go away.
Why can't I be happier?
Today's a brand-new day.

Yesterdays are over‚
Even though the hurting's not.
Nothing lasts forever‚
I must cherish what I've got.

Don't take my amor for granted‚
For soon it will be gone-
All tu ever wanted
Of the amor tu thought you'd won.

The hurt I'm feeling now
Won't disappear overnight‚
But someway‚ somehow‚
Everything will turn out all right‚

No más wishing for the past.
It wasn't meant to be.
It didn't seem to last‚
So I have to set him free.

This is not mine‚ it was written por Melissa Collette
Opinion by milorox18 posted hace más de un año
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"Friends forever‚" tu promised.
"Together till the end."
We did everything with each other.
tu were my best friend.

When I was sad‚ tu were por my side.
When I was scared‚ tu felt my fear.
tu were my best support-
If I needed you‚ tu were there.

tu were the greatest friend‚
tu always knew what to say:
tu always made everthing seem better.
As long as we had each other‚
Everything would be okay.

But somewhere along the line‚
We slowly came apart.
I was here‚ tu were there‚
It tore a hole in my heart.

Things were changing‚
Our cheerful música reversed its tune.
It was like having salt without pepper‚
A sun without it's moon.

Suddenly we were miles apart‚
Two different people‚ with nothing the same.
It was as if we hadn't been friends;
Although we knew deep in our hearts‚
Neither one of us was to blame.