40 definition by Newbia

1)When something is translated into another language, and sometimes translated back into the original language, and because of differences of the languages some of the original meaning is lost.

2)Whenever someone re-does something in a new medium (for instance, a movie based on a book) and, due to differances between the mediums, some details and the original meaning is not present.

3)A movie that came out in 2003.
1)See larstait's post for a good example.

2)"Did you like the new Harry Potter movie?" asked Maria. "No," answered Sharon. "They couldn't include all the details that were in the book because then the movie would be too long. A lot of the characterization and subext was lost in translation."

3)I really liked Lost in Translation. And if you didn't, your opinion can't possibly be worth anything, you must be an idiot or a philistine. No, I didn't just imagine the subtext, it's there and it's very moving!
by Newbia September 01, 2004

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In real life--

Able to read and write.

In roleplaying--

A good roleplayer. Specifically, a literate roleplayer does not use chatspeak, spells word correctly, and has proper usage and grammar. Literates are less likely to be desperates or n00bs and generally roleplays well.

If you see a thread with "LITERATE ROLEPLAY/LITERATES ONLY" in the subject line, it means they only accept people who have good grammar.
1. The literacy rate is 97% in America, meaning 97% of Americans can read and write.

2. The difference between a literate roleplayer and an advanced roleplayer is that being advanced specifically states that you are good at writing (i.e. descriptions, characters) but literate just means you have good grammar, although they're often used interchangeably.
by Newbia April 10, 2005

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A small vacation where you don't have school for a week in Spring, usually in March or April.

Spring Break is famouse because high schoolers and people in college often use this time to go to someplace warm (such as Florida or Cancun) and go wild and crazy, with lots of sex and beer.
Marie was greatful for a break from college. She went to the beach for Spring Break, and ended up getting drunk and having sex.

Robby was greatful from a break from 6th grade. He went to his house for Spring Break and ended up playing playing video games the entire week.
by Newbia June 07, 2004

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A movie produced by Pixar that came out in American theaters November 5th, 2004. It was directed by Brad Bird and voiced by Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter. The main characters are Bob Parr and Helen Parr (also known as Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl) and their children Violet Parr, Dash Parr, and Jack Jack. They are all superheroes.
The Incredibles recieved rave reviews due to it's beautiful animation and action sequences, wonderful plot, better characterization than many adult films, humor, and general awesomeness. Some people say that it's not as good as Pixar's previous movie, Finding Nemo, but I think it is the best animated movie I have ever seen.
by Newbia December 29, 2004

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A movie directed by Brad Bird about a very tall alien from space made out of iron who befriends a young boy during the Cold War. I believe it is set around 1957ish.
Iron Giant didn't do well in the box office, but it was praised by many critics.
by Newbia December 29, 2004

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1)The language of the people who live in France.

2)Short for French kiss which means to put your tongue in someone's mouth when you kiss them.
1)I had to learn a second language in school so I chose French.

2)While I was making out with my boyfriend, he put his tongue in my mouth, which later I learned is called a French kiss.
by Newbia June 10, 2004

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A place characterized by frivolity, excessive display of how fancy this place is, and pretentious.

It comes from the the book Pilgrim's Progress, where there was a fair in a town called Vanity. Later on, there was a book called Vanity Fair, and that's when it became a common term.
I got invited to a party at my friend Martha's house. You know, the rich girl who's related to the queen? Anyway, the party was a vanity fair.

What movie should we see? I'm thinking of seeing Vanity Fair. It's based on a novel I had to read in high school.
by Newbia September 01, 2004

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