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Thread poster: Nina Khmielnitzky

Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Canada
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English to French
Jun 6, 2007

It's the first time I see this, but I found it hilarious. Despite being offensive, it portrays the way some people perceive foreign languages.

http://www.youtube.com/p.swf?video_id=ncirovhlQcw&eurl=http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=The+translator+Catherine+Tate&btnG=Google+Search&meta=&iurl=http://img.youtube.com/vi/ncirovhlQcw/2.jpg&t=OEgsToPDskKUAMjJxvXibcaOQiz4YDCu


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NancyLynn
Canada
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A couple more threads Jun 6, 2007

Hi Nina,

You'll see lively discussion about this here
http://www.proz.com/post/445754#445754
and also by typing in "Catherine Tate" in the forum search, for other languages.

Nancy


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Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Canada
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I just found out too Jun 6, 2007

Sorry about that. It's the first time I saw it though.

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Liliana Roman-Hamilton  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:04
English to Italian
Catherine rules! Jun 6, 2007

Yes I know this video, I find it hilarious too. I LOVE Catherine Tate and her characters. Another video that I like is called Deaf Boy, if I remember well, it cracks me up whenever I watch it! Check it out on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1Z84KHaWNg


I also like the ones of the snooty husband and wife talking about the weird things they ate, like shitake mushrooms, tempura and gazpacho... hilarious.
When I need a break I often go to youtube and look at Catherine Tate's videos. Not all her characters are really really funny, but it's a nice "time-break occupation".

One of the latest that I have seen which I find funny is the one with Daniel Craig (the latest James Bond). He's soooo good looking.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCJ--Wrhx38


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Rad Graban  Identity Verified
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What about granny? Jun 6, 2007

Living in the UK, we got it on different channels all the time (a lot of repeats but....) and I never miss a show!

My favourite is when she does the granny and "What a f*****g liberty" has become a huge catch-phrase over here.

Am not bothered, am not bothered, am not bothered! Face, bothered, face, bothered!!

Rad


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Thomas Pfann  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Catherine Tate and Tony Blair Jun 6, 2007

Rad Graban wrote:

Am not bothered, am not bothered, am not bothered! Face, bothered, face, bothered!!

Rad


She did a really good sketch with the Prime Minister this year for Red Nose Day. This time it was Tony Blair, who was not bothered - really hilarious... and great how Tony Blair played the part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmiqmnJG7ao


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Liliana Roman-Hamilton  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:04
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other catch-phrases Jun 6, 2007

Rad Graban wrote:

Living in the UK, we got it on different channels all the time (a lot of repeats but....) and I never miss a show!

My favourite is when she does the granny and "What a f*****g liberty" has become a huge catch-phrase over here.

Am not bothered, am not bothered, am not bothered! Face, bothered, face, bothered!!

Rad


hi Rad,

And how about other catch-phrases like "Dirty bastards!" or Derek's outraged "How dare you, how very dare youuuuu" or the final phrase that Catherine says to her office colleague:"YES, IT IS!!!", or Georgie's "double u-double u- double u dot........ dot co dot uk"... simply hilarious!


Another of my favourites is Bernie's "nunu" sketch. Take a look here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWh1a18_vuI

Thank God for Youtube, I tell you!


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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
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That's just the trouble Jun 6, 2007

Thomas Pfann wrote:

Rad Graban wrote:

Am not bothered, am not bothered, am not bothered! Face, bothered, face, bothered!!

Rad


She did a really good sketch with the Prime Minister this year for Red Nose Day. This time it was Tony Blair, who was not bothered - really hilarious... and great how Tony Blair played the part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmiqmnJG7ao


Agreed, but that's just the trouble. Blair really ISN'T bothered.
Jenny.


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Juliana Brown  Identity Verified
Israel
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A quick thanks to Liliana Jun 9, 2007

I clicked on the Daniel Craig link and it made my dreary day yesterday. He really is tasty, and I needed a lift after being trapped in my basement office....

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