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07:48 Nov 4, 2003
English to Finnish translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: shonky
All the gullible people who believe in the validity of shonky antivirus product tests and think VirusBulletin is a shill for NOD32 thread.
risto tawast
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Summary of answers provided
4 +3epäluotettava, epärehellinen, laiton
Minna Wood MITI (Purring CAT Ltd.)


  

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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
epäluotettava, epärehellinen, laiton


Explanation:
"shonky = dishonest, unreliable or illegal; especially in a devious way: shonky political goings on."
The New Oxford Dictionary of English

Minna Wood MITI (Purring CAT Ltd.)
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:34
Native speaker of: Finnish
PRO pts in pair: 60
Grading comment
In this/my case this was wrong!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Annira Silver: could be a cross between shoddy and wonky? New word to me!
12 mins
  -> Thanks Annira! It is not very common in Britain, more commonly used in Australia/NZ, according to my dictionary.

agree  Melina Kajander: especially, in regard to antivirus product test, I would say unreliable (epäluotettava) would be best, not illegal etc.!(unless it's a pirate antivirus p.t...)
2 hrs

agree  Simo Blom: with Heli
1 day22 hrs
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