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Q: What is "Ballaballaba"? ( Answered,   4 Comments )
Subject: What is "Ballaballaba"?
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: bubbafred10-ga
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Posted: 08 Mar 2004 21:37 PST
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Question ID: 314771
What is the meaning or origin of "Ballaballaba"?   It is supposed to
be a secret code in a classic literature.  What does the code answer? 
I only found the word used at this link
but I need more than what's shown in that link.

Request for Question Clarification by juggler-ga on 08 Mar 2004 21:53 PST
Could you tell us a little more about why you believe it's a secret
code from literature?  Where did you hear that?   Are you sure about
the spelling?

Clarification of Question by bubbafred10-ga on 08 Mar 2004 22:14 PST
I think the spelling is correct.  The link I included has the word in
it.  I cannot read Finns writing, but same word appears with an
exclamation point.  See below.

(Har fri i morra, så de itj så farlekt.) Sittel nå hæl på en ting
kallt intelnett åg blukel opp pengel fål vi hal ikke adsl.
Ballaballaba! Kjedel mei... ...

Request for Question Clarification by juggler-ga on 08 Mar 2004 23:19 PST
If you don't read Finish writing, how do you know that the word has
something do a secret code in a classic literature?  Where are you
getting that idea?

Request for Question Clarification by juggler-ga on 08 Mar 2004 23:20 PST
Sorry for that typo:
Finish = Finnish

Clarification of Question by bubbafred10-ga on 09 Mar 2004 05:50 PST
I am guessing it's a "secret code" similar to "ABRACADABRA".  It's
either Finnish or Norwegian.
Subject: Re: What is "Ballaballaba"?
Answered By: blazius-ga on 09 Mar 2004 07:10 PST
The guestbook entry you are referring to is in Norwegian slang.  Its
context translated to English is:

"Message:  Bah!  The time is now ten minutes past two... In the dark
of the night! (I am free tomorrow, so it doesn't matter much.) I am
sitting on something called Internet and spend money because we do not
have ADSL.  Ballaballaba!  I am bored...  All small mice ran away,
good night!

Answer from Silje: er...  yes...  you arre too bored, I guess?!?!:-p"

"Ballaballaba!" is probably just gibberish - it seems like Silje (the
keeper of the guestbook) does not care much about it.  "Balla" is
common Norwegian slang for "testicles", so it is possible that the
author is trying to refer to his own (for some reason).

Search strategy:
I am a native Norwegian, and had great fun trying to find a deeper
meaning in this message.  :-)
Subject: Re: What is "Ballaballaba"?
From: fp-ga on 09 Mar 2004 02:51 PST
I suppose the language is Norwegian, and not Finnish:

And I suppose that there is no secret code involved.
Subject: Re: What is "Ballaballaba"?
From: probonopublico-ga on 09 Mar 2004 07:54 PST
Freddy ...

Is there any language that you (and your team) don't know?

How about Navajo?
Subject: Re: What is "Ballaballaba"?
From: bubbafred10-ga on 09 Mar 2004 10:36 PST
OK, probonopublico.   Sorry for my presumptions.  What's the word mean in Navalo?
Subject: Re: What is "Ballaballaba"?
From: fp-ga on 09 Mar 2004 11:05 PST
Thank you, Bryan

Your first question, hm ...

And Navajo? Well ...


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