Off topic: New Language Joke
Thread poster: Paul Dixon
| | Paul Dixon
Local time: 19:54
Portuguese to English
Came across this the other day - thought it would cheer you up as it's Monday morning!
A rat was in his hole, while outside a cat stood waiting: MEOW, MEOW.
Time went by, and all the rat could hear was MEOW, MEOW.
After several hours, the rat, by now very hungry, heard a new sound: WOOF WOOF.
So the rat thought: "If there is a dog around, the cat must have left."
So the rat came out, looking for food.
He had just come out into the open when the cat pounced - CRUNCH!
Already in the cat's mouth, the rat said:
"You crafty cat, that was a trap!"
And the cat replied:
"You know, my son, in this globalised world, if you don't speak at least two languages you die of hunger!"
| | Nadine Kahn
Local time: 00:54
English to German
... point! Thanks for sharing
| | Lars Jelking
Local time: 01:54
English to Swedish
| That's a good one, Paul! || May 7, 2007 |
But having difficulties with languages in school I would in those days have felt some strong sympathies with these two Aussies:
A Swiss guy visiting Sydney, Australia, pulls up at a bus stop where two locals are waiting. "Entschuldigung, koennen Sie Deutsch sprechen?" he asks.
The two Aussies just stare at him.
"Excusez-moi, parlez vous Francais?" he tries.
The two continue to stare.
"Hablan ustedes Espanol?"
The Swiss guy drives off, extremely disgusted. The first Aussie turns to the second and says, "Y'know, maybe we should learn a foreign language."
"Why?" says the other. "That guy knew four languages, and it didn't do him any good."
| Good ones! Thanks! || May 8, 2007 |
@Pawel: I would have liked to copy and paste the image in your message, but I can't do it. Do you have anuy suggestion? Thanks...
| Via a JPEG file || May 9, 2007 |
Anne Patteet wrote:
I would have liked to copy and paste the image in your message, but I can't do it.
Anne, right-click with your mouse on the picture, select "save picture as..." and you get a JPEG file called moowf8. If you want to paste the picture into another file, you can open moowf8 with Paint. Maybe I'm crazy, but I just selected it as my new desktop background!
[Edited at 2007-05-09 21:35]