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Friday fun: "How's business?
Thread poster: RominaZ

RominaZ  Identity Verified
Argentina
English to Spanish
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Jul 1, 2011

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How's Business?

A business executive asked a few friends the question, "How's business?"

Their answers:

Exterminator: We're gradually getting the bugs out.

Astronomer: Looking up.

Oven manufacturer: Grate.

Butcher: We're making ends meat.

Elevator Operator: Up and down.

Locksmith: I think we found the key.

Janitorial Service: We're cleaning up.

Electrician: Got it wired.

Author: Mine seems to be all write.

TV Repair-Person: Its in sync.

Margarine Producer: Couldn't be butter..


Can you add more replies to this list? What would a translator, an interpreter or a project manager say?


 

Thomas Pfann  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:33
Member (2006)
English to German
+ ...
Replies from translator and project manager Jul 1, 2011

Translator: I really need more context to answer this question. What exactly do mean with "business"?

Project manager [to client]: We're doing great - couldn't be better.
Project manager [to translator]: Business is really tough at the moment. We're struggling to make ends meet. To be honest, I don't think we will be able to pay your premium rates for much longer.

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Samiris Ortiz
United States
Local time: 18:33
Spanish to English
+ ...
How's business? Jul 1, 2011

Pizzeria owner: We're making lots of dough.

Potato farmer: We have an eye for a peel.

Banana vendor: Nothing slips by us.

Tomato distributor: Our competition can't ketchup.

Ice cream dealer: We're making cold hard cash.

Teacher: I know everything about it.

Chiropractor: We have our client's back.

Surgeon: We are cutting open through our competition.

Racecar driver: Steering clear of dead ends.

Interpreter: Right in the middle of it all.

Translator: Redefining success for all to understand.

Rock star: we are hitting all the high notes

Bartender: Our spirits are high.

Rock climber: We are on solid ground.

Shoe salesman: Even our loafers are kicking up their heels with all their soles.

Flooring contrator: We have it all laid out. We are all over the place.

Fan salesman: We are blowing our competition!

Glue manufacturer: We stick to our mantra: "Bond with a client"


 

Dave Bindon  Identity Verified
Greece
Local time: 01:33
Member (2010)
Greek to English
. Jul 1, 2011

Tunnelling engineer: Boring.

 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:33
English to German
+ ...
How's business? Jul 1, 2011

Plastic surgeon: It's very uplifting.

Taxi driver: We're getting there.

[Edited at 2011-07-01 17:28 GMT]


 

Dave Bindon  Identity Verified
Greece
Local time: 01:33
Member (2010)
Greek to English
. Jul 1, 2011

Gardener: Business is growing.

 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:33
English to German
+ ...
. Jul 1, 2011

Coffee house owner: "It's the daily grind..."

 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:33
English to German
+ ...
. Jul 2, 2011

Massage Therapist: "Don't rub it in!"

 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:33
English to German
+ ...
. Jul 2, 2011

Bomb Squad Technician: We had a blast!

 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:33
English to German
+ ...
. Jul 2, 2011

Ocular prostheses manufacturer: We keep an eye on the market.

Nail studio owner: Competitors are biting their nails.

Fast food restaurant manager: We keep it sizzling.

Dentist: We make them drop their jaws, and we know the drill.

Refrigerator manufacturer: Cool!


 

Daina Jauntirans  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:33
German to English
+ ...
Watch out with that one! Jul 2, 2011

Samiris Ortiz wrote:

Fan salesman: We are blowing our competition!



We are blowing *away* our competition!!


 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:33
English to German
+ ...
Hey... Jul 2, 2011

Daina Jauntirans wrote:

Samiris Ortiz wrote:

Fan salesman: We are blowing our competition!



We are blowing *away* our competition!!



Maybe they put their money where the mouth is.

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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
Mexico
English to German
+ ...
How's business? Jul 2, 2011

Lawyer: Bad - I cannot complain.

 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 00:33
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
+ ...
A couple more Jul 2, 2011

Arms manufacturer: Is't booming!

Tiler: Well, we are just filling the gaps.


 

matt robinson  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 00:33
Member (2010)
Spanish to English
more Jul 2, 2011

Train driver: There's light at the end of the tunnel!

Toilet attendant: Shit!

Mountaineer: Peaked last year!

Professional graffiti artist: The writing is on the wall...


 
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