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Edward Potter  Identity Verified
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Feb 5, 2005

http://www.snopes.com/humor/misxlate/tounge.htm

Frog. If it is thrown with full of your strenght, it will spit out the tounge, which is like the genuine one from the frog.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR TOUNGE OF FROG


A product has the stickness and is just like a soft rubber band with high contractility. It can be played to stick the remote objects.

Inspite of it is sticky, it is never like the chewing guns which is glued tightly and cannot be separated.

If the stickness is not good enough, it can be washed by soap. After it is dried, it cab be used continously many times.

The packing paper has printed the bug picture, which can be cut as per the black frame and placed on the table; then you can stick the picture with your tounge of frog.

The key point for throwing far away is the same as the throwing of fish rod, i.e. to throw out slowly with full of your strength. Separate it with two hands, then release one hand, throw it with full of your strength.

No matter what you make a round ball, it will recover the original shape.
CAUTIONS:


Never throw out the other person's head.

Keep away from fire.

Inspite of it is non-toxic, it cannot be eaten.

Never pull out tounge of frog hard, as it might be separated.

Its content has the oil, so if it touches on cloth, precious object or wall, the stains will remain if you don't care about it.

Never put on surface of any object, shall keep in polybag.


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Parrot  Identity Verified
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Ouch Feb 5, 2005

Edward Potter wrote:

Never throw out the other person's head.


Didn't think that was possible... oh, well...


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Mark Xiang
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Hi Guy, Feb 5, 2005

Let's get one and PLAY!

^_^

Mark


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Ciprian Dumea  Identity Verified
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Hear hear! Feb 5, 2005



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Gabriela Tenenbaum  Identity Verified
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There's no accounting for taste Feb 6, 2005

Edward Potter wrote:
Inspite of it is sticky, it is never like the chewing guns which is glued tightly and cannot be separated.


So, it's sticky (like sticky "lice"?) and perhaps it tastes better than "chewing guns"...:D


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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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English menu Feb 6, 2005

Here is another one from the same URL (click right arrow):


Kujuk Ayas Family Restrant
INGLIZ MENUYU

SOAP
Ayas soap
Turkish tripte soap
Sheeps foot
Macaront
Water pies

EATS FROM MEAT
Deuner kepab with pi
Kebap with green pe
Kebap in paper
Meat pide
Kebap with mas patato
Samall bits of meat grilled
Almb chops

VEGETABLES
Meat in earthenware stev pot
Stfue goreen pepper
Stuffed squash
Stuffed tomatoes z
Stuffed cabbages lea
Leek with finced meat
Clery

SALAD
Brain salad
Cacik -- a drink made ay ay
And cucumber

FRYING PANS
Fried aggs
Scram fried aggs
Scrum fried omlat
Omlat with brain

SWEETS AND FRUITS
Stewed atrawberry
Nightingales nests
Virgin lips
A sweet dish of thinsh of batter with butter
Banane
Meon
Leeches


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Edward Potter  Identity Verified
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More of the same Feb 6, 2005

Hey there Mats. What do you make of this one:

Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands.
Swedish chainsaw

http://www.snopes.com/humor/business/warnings.htm

;D


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Catherine Bolton  Identity Verified
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Very funny! Feb 6, 2005

Edward Potter wrote:

Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands.
Swedish chainsaw

;D


OUCH!!!!!!!

Actually, I'm not sure if these instructions say more about the translator... or about the assumed intellectual level of consumers!
Catherine


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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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Yeah Feb 13, 2005

I had once an iron kettle, instruction to which prohibited to use it to pickle cucumbers in it...

Uldis


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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Need a translator with "brain omlat"? Feb 20, 2005

I am probably the one who enjoyed Mats' posting best, as I know all the dishes in the list. But my favorite is the heading, of course:

INGLIZ MENUYU

So the English-speaking customer should first learn Turkish... and then learn how to misspell it...

[Edited at 2005-02-20 02:54]


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Sol  Identity Verified
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What a menu! Feb 27, 2005


SOAP
Ayas soap
Turkish tripte soap

VEGETABLES
Meat in earthenware stev pot

Cacik -- a drink made ay ay


Oh my...

that was hilarious!


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Can Altinbay  Identity Verified
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A Spanish Turkish menu? Mar 14, 2005

Mats Wiman wrote:

Kebap with mas patato

Cacik -- a drink made ay ay


Mas patato, senor por favor.
And please do the rhumba ay ay ay while making the cacik.


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