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Thread poster: Kathinka van de Griendt

Kathinka van de Griendt  Identity Verified
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Nov 5, 2009

I had to call my provider yesterday about a problem I was experiencing with my email account. The consultant, who is of German origin but cannot speak the language, sent me the following when he successfully received my test mail:

"Durchgebraten. Geniessen Sie einen guten Tag!"

After a bit of thinking I concluded that he meant, "Well done. Have a nice day!"

Love it!!!

Kathinka


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Laurent KRAULAND  Identity Verified
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Analogy Nov 5, 2009

Kathinka van de Griendt wrote:

I had to call my provider yesterday about a problem I was experiencing with my email account. The consultant, who is of German origin but cannot speak the language, sent me the following when he successfully received my test mail:

"Durchgebraten. Geniessen Sie einen guten Tag!"

After a bit of thinking I concluded that he meant, "Well done. Have a nice day!"

Love it!!!

Kathinka


This reminds me of the advertising slogan for some tobacco brand and its double meaning: "It's toasted!" Na dann, guten Appetit! A day can be quite heavy to... digest in some cases.


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apk12  Identity Verified
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Durchgebratene tests und steaks Nov 5, 2009

Wow, but this here is really wonderful. A "durchgebratener" test... - My compliment: It would have taken me some time to decode this.

The German guest in a British restaurant (in a joke, popular among English teachers), asking the waiter "When will I become my steak?!" - and getting the waiter´s polite answer "I hope never, Sir...", now has a nice equivalent in my private collection...





[Edited at 2009-11-05 23:33 GMT]


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