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Thread poster: Matthew Fisher

Matthew Fisher  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:13
German to English
Jan 29, 2014

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This one made me laugh out loud. Can you top this?

"Die Entität in der DB wurde folgendermaßen upgedated."


 

Daniel Bird  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:13
German to English
Nein, das kann ich nicht toppen Jan 29, 2014

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Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 00:13
Member (Apr 2018)
French to English
Franglais surely Jan 29, 2014

The French like to be the exception.

They fight hard to preserve their language,

And that entails calling a mixture of French and English "franglais".


 

Claire Bourneton-Gerlach  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 00:13
Member
German to French
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Getoppt! Jan 29, 2014

de>en wrote:


"Die Entität in der DB wurde folgendermaßen upgedated."


Wo hast Du das denn downgeloaded? Oder doch vielleicht geforwardet bekommen?
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oxygen4u
Portugal
Local time: 23:13
English to Portuguese
+ ...
@Claire Jan 29, 2014

"Wo hast Du das denn downgeloaded? Oder doch vielleicht geforwardet bekommen?"

I thought no one could come up with something similar to "upgadated". Well done!

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Matthew Fisher  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:13
German to English
TOPIC STARTER
Franglais, of course! Jan 30, 2014

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Those tenacious French. Of course.

Oh my, "upgedated" appears in both dict.cc and linguee.de. That's just too horrible. Don't look.

But I must give top honors to downgeloaded.

Academics may drone on about the relative merits of downgeloadet vs. gedownloadet... weil es um die Bildung des Partizips II geht ...

http://www.grammatikfragen.de/showthread.php?58-quot-gedownloadet-quot-vs.-quot-downgeloaded-quot

... but the true connoisseur knows the proper form to be "downgeloaded"!


 


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