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Seen in profile: \'We are dirty cheap right now\'
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Patricia Lutteral  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 22:36
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Sep 13, 2002

A recent profile (http://www.proz.com/pro/38217)

bears this line:



\"We are dirty cheap right now because of the exchange rate of Argentina, which favours exports of any kind.\"



I don\'t want to get into the rates discussion again, but, without even considering the effect it has on the market, I find the statement rather depressing. Has dignity also been exported?



Frankly, I can\'t consider this person a colleague; on the contrary, I think this kind of statement is offensive to us all.



Best regards,



Patricia





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Henry Dotterer
Local time: 21:36
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Money matters Sep 13, 2002

This posting belongs in money matters.

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Patricia Lutteral  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 22:36
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OK Sep 13, 2002

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On 2002-09-13 12:57, Henry wrote:

This posting belongs in money matters.





Hi Henry!

Actually I wasn\'t thinking about money, but it\'s OK.



Hugs,



Patricia

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GoodWords  Identity Verified
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Local time: 20:36
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Quality that speaks for itself Sep 23, 2002

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On 2002-09-13 12:48, p_lutteral wrote:

...I think this kind of statement is offensive to us all.





I think the slogan \"we are dirty cheap\" speaks for itself. In attempting to say \"we are dirt cheap\" (somos baratísimos, regalados) - an expression that means \"tan barato como el suelo/la tierra\", the slogan has instead said \"somos asquerosamente baratos\" - a single misplaced letter made the difference.



A question that has been asked time and again: Has a dirt-cheap translator any chance to become filthy rich?



[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-09-23 17:05 ]

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