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English translation: thank you very much. I'm here until Thursday. Try the veal

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16:56 Mar 5, 2002
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: try the veal
A line from Shrek..."I am here till Thursday. Try the veal". There are sightings of the phrase in other sources, but I need to know the origin of it.
velvit
Local time: 06:46
English translation:thank you very much. I'm here until Thursday. Try the veal
Explanation:
I think this is what an in-house entertainer would say at a restaurant or casino cabaret show. i.e., he/she thanks the audience, lets them know how long the show will run, and plugs the house restaurant.

"Myers had a big effect on the look of the final character, particularly one feature. "The main point is his eyebrows, those impish points that Mike uses a lot in his characters," Adamson says. "We incorporated facial expressions and gestures from Mike." Jenson says that when Myers would crack up the crew with his ad-libs, they would scurry to find someplace to work in the line. After Shrek wins a tournament, for instance, he gives the crowd an oldie but a goodie: "Thank you very much; I'm here till Thursday. Try the veal."


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MJ Barber
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Local time: 05:46
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4 +8thank you very much. I'm here until Thursday. Try the veal
MJ Barber


  

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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +8
thank you very much. I'm here until Thursday. Try the veal


Explanation:
I think this is what an in-house entertainer would say at a restaurant or casino cabaret show. i.e., he/she thanks the audience, lets them know how long the show will run, and plugs the house restaurant.

"Myers had a big effect on the look of the final character, particularly one feature. "The main point is his eyebrows, those impish points that Mike uses a lot in his characters," Adamson says. "We incorporated facial expressions and gestures from Mike." Jenson says that when Myers would crack up the crew with his ad-libs, they would scurry to find someplace to work in the line. After Shrek wins a tournament, for instance, he gives the crowd an oldie but a goodie: "Thank you very much; I'm here till Thursday. Try the veal."





    Reference: http://www.usatoday.com/life/enter/movies/2001-05-18-shrek-c...
MJ Barber
Spain
Local time: 05:46
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 75

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxOso: Excellent!! ¶:^))
1 min
  -> tx

agree  pschmitt: Fab! I've definitely leant something new here!
27 mins
  -> yeah, me too.

agree  edlih_be: spot on!
27 mins
  -> tx

agree  Amy Taylor: That's precisely the spirit of it. It's generally a comedian (the entertainer, that is.)
36 mins
  -> tx

agree  athena22: Wow! And I loved SHrek!
54 mins
  -> shrek was brilliant!!

agree  Werner George Patels, M.A., C.Tran.(ATIO): Yep, that's it!
1 hr
  -> thank you, thank you, I'm here until Thursday, etc.

agree  Yuri Geifman: I'm happy to see so many Mike fans around here :-)
2 hrs
  -> why? you his dad??? (Thank you, I'm here until Thursday, etc. etc)

agree  Rossana Triaca: Lo mejor de los KudoZ; las cosas nuevas.
6 hrs
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