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Poll: What do you most often have to eat or drink while you work?
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Stefanie Sendelbach  Identity Verified
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typical translator Aug 29, 2005

Oh, I've been waiting for this topic to come up

According to one of my friends, the typical translator lives on coffee and cigarettes. Coffee-drinking and chain-smoking equal to "translator" in his definition. Well, it fits for me: I can't work without either one. How about you?


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Joanna Krahelska
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couldn't answer the way I wanted :( Aug 29, 2005

my choice is coffee + cigarettes... couldn't choose both
decided on cigarettes because I can do without coffee if I have to


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overseas
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Thinking of some Asian translators Aug 29, 2005

I constantly drink green tea.

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Chinoise  Identity Verified
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Me too:) Aug 29, 2005

overseas wrote:

I constantly drink green tea.


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Rebecca Hendry  Identity Verified
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What, no tea? Aug 29, 2005

In true British style, I am constantly drinking tea at my desk. I think if I drank coffee in the same way I would be climbing the walls

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Julio Torres
Mexico
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Chips, peanuts, nachos, pistachios, etc. Aug 29, 2005

With a X-cola drink.

But most of the time, zero food.


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Chinoise  Identity Verified
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To tell you the truth: Aug 29, 2005

I can translate with neither of them.:)

Stefanie Sendelbach wrote:
Well, it fits for me: I can't work without either one. How about you?


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Chinoise  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:25
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British Breakfast Tea... Aug 29, 2005

It tastes really good. But I am wondering if it's as refreshing as Chinese green tea...Maybe it is.

Rebecca Hendry wrote:

In true British style, I am constantly drinking tea at my desk. I think if I drank coffee in the same way I would be climbing the walls


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Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
United States
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Can't answer the question, since you can only choose one answer Aug 30, 2005

At least "all of the above" should be a choice!

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Chinoise  Identity Verified
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Yes! Aug 30, 2005

Trudy Peters wrote:

At least "all of the above" should be a choice!


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Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
Mexico
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What about... Aug 30, 2005

...a Belgian translator?
Guess what? Cigarettes and...?
4 points to the winnner!


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Erik Hansson  Identity Verified
Germany
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What about... Aug 30, 2005

beer, wine (white & red), whiskey or why not a longdrink in order to cope with a tough translation And some people might prefer to smoke other stuff than tobacco

Another poll from the department "not very necessary polls".

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Bob Kerns  Identity Verified
Germany
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Cigarettes ?? Aug 30, 2005

I find it surprising how many people appear to eat or drink cigarettes at work !!

They have become so expensive that I can no longer affird to eat or drink them so I just smoke them from time to time while drinking my coffee


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Antje Harder  Identity Verified
Sweden
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Tea and chocolate... Aug 30, 2005

Rebecca Hendry wrote:

In true British style, I am constantly drinking tea at my desk. I think if I drank coffee in the same way I would be climbing the walls


Exactly, I really missed the option "tea" - I never have acquired a taste for coffee.

As an emergency solution I chose "chips/snacks" because chocolate comes a close second...

Antje


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