Off topic: What the British mean when they say "Quite good"
Thread poster: Maika Vicente Navarro

Maika Vicente Navarro  Identity Verified
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Oct 28, 2011

This has been published by Welocalize at Twitter, I am just reposting it in Proz:

Have Fun!


Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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:) Oct 28, 2011

Not bad, not bad at all.icon_biggrin.gif


asia20002  Identity Verified
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nice Oct 28, 2011

That's what I like about British Englishicon_smile.gif


#JuliaC#  Identity Verified
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I'm not British Oct 28, 2011

I'm Italian. Still I find some of them apply to my thougts...



Jennifer Forbes  Identity Verified
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Pas mal Oct 29, 2011

Stanislav Pokorny wrote:

Not bad, not bad at all.icon_biggrin.gif

The French do it too, you know: pas mal = not bad, meaning good.


Oriol Vives  Identity Verified
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:-) Oct 29, 2011

asia20002 wrote:

That's what I like about British Englishicon_smile.gif



JaneD  Identity Verified
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not bad Oct 29, 2011

Although any British person who says "I hear you" has either been watching too much American television (in which case they have lost the nuances of UK English), or they are talking management-speak, in which case you can't believe a word they say anyway.

Otherwise, I think it's pretty accurate. French is reputedly the language of love - UK English is definitely the language of irony!


Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
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Can't open link Oct 29, 2011

I'm using IE, and every time I click on the link, everything freezes upicon_frown.gif

Does anybody else using IE have that problem?


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