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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
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Dec 4, 2006

I thought this was going to console me in working at home... Not what I expected, but here it is anyways: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1z2aTcumlY

WARNING: this is a banned commercial.

By the way, if anybody has a video to share that is funny and is related to translation, freelancing, etc., please do post it. It can be a little boost after 10 hours of work...


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Rita Bilancio  Identity Verified
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really funny! Dec 4, 2006

I had so so much fun in seeing it!

It'll be good to see it from women's perspective...


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Piotr Wargan  Identity Verified
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I could see no danger... Dec 4, 2006

so... I have to view it one more time

Thanks for sharing!!!


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Gillian Scheibelein  Identity Verified
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Brilliant Dec 4, 2006

I love the way the executives are all standing up at the end to get a better view.
Thanks for sharing.
Jill


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Lawyer-Linguist  Identity Verified
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Thanks for the laugh .... Dec 4, 2006

Needed one this morning !

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Anne Marie B
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Too funny! Dec 4, 2006

Thanks Victoria for enlightening this Monday!

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Orla Ryan  Identity Verified
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ROTFL! Dec 4, 2006

No danger of that happening chez moi with some fine young man, boo-hoo!! What a hoot

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Thought this could only happen at the office Dec 4, 2006

What would my wife say if I hire such a secretary?

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Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
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I wouldn't Dec 4, 2006

mind to be in such a danger!

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Marijke Singer  Identity Verified
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But it is his wife, isn't it? Dec 4, 2006

You are missing the point, Heinrich. It is his wife and she is sick of him working all the time and not paying her any attention

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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
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OOOooooo... Dec 4, 2006

NOW I know why I don't videoconference with my clients!

I am a woman and I'm hetero, but with a wife hot like that, that must be one hell of a laptop to keep him glued to it!

[Edited at 2006-12-04 18:48]


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Thomas Pfann  Identity Verified
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;-) Dec 4, 2006

I don't think this little incident did any harm to his business, though. I'm sure his business partners were very keen on scheduling a follow-up video conference soon.

Viktoria Gimbe wrote:
By the way, if anybody has a video to share that is funny and is related to translation, freelancing, etc., please do post it. It can be a little boost after 10 hours of work...


Some weeks ago there were at least two threads with a few links to language related videos - some of these might have been mentioned there already. Anyway, these are some of my favourites:

- An old favourite of mine is this one. I have watched it plenty of times already but still laugh out loud: "Do you speak English?" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziFIv1P4bLc )

- And this one is equally funny - a new favourite of mine:
"I don't need subtitles" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RKuiyvvRq4 ) Hilarious!

- And here, something cute for the ladies: various translated versions of the song "Can you feel the love tonight?" skillfully put together. A great piece of work and a pleasure to watch (and listen to): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpmug6ODaWc .

[Edited at 2006-12-05 12:00]


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Erik Hansson  Identity Verified
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Happens to me all the time Dec 4, 2006

I'm glad somebody was courageous enough to take up this topic with us poor husbands who simply can't find any peace in mind to work and earn money.

1st and 2nd time is OK, but when the clients refuse to accept e-mail communication and start insisting on video conference at 4 pm when spouse usually comes home I start wondering..

Erik

[Bearbeitet am 2006-12-04 21:23]


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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But who's wife has time for that on a working day Dec 4, 2006

Marijke wrote:

You are missing the point, Heinrich. It is his wife and she is sick of him working all the time and not paying her any attention


Must be a country where women don't work.


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Maaike van Vlijmen  Identity Verified
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I personally love this one Dec 5, 2006

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJplBZ8x4i4


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