Off topic: For users living in England...
Thread poster: Tom in London

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:29
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Aug 29, 2014

...who know about the county of Essex, I couldn't resist posting this.

Nick Ferrari, a morning radio host on a talk station called LBC, was interviewing various people in Essex about an upcoming political election in the town of Clacton, which is well-known as a retirement town for oldies from London.

Just north of Clacton is the seaport of Harwich, from where you can take a car ferry to Holland, Germany, etc.

At the end of his interviews, just as the closing music was playing to terminate the programme, Ferrari said "So never forget: Harwich for the Continent, Clacton for the incontinent".


 

Laura Harrison  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:29
French to English
+ ...
Haha Aug 29, 2014

Thanks for the tip - living in Chelmsford I don't want to risk a mix up!

 

madak  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:29
Swedish to English
+ ...
Frinton Aug 29, 2014

Tom in London wrote:

At the end of his interviews, just as the closing music was playing to terminate the programme, Ferrari said "So never forget: Harwich for the Continent, Clacton for the incontinent".


I thought it was Frinton for the incontinent. But if I lived in Clacton and could look forward to my MP being of a certain ilk, my bladder might just start behaving badly.


 

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:29
Member (2004)
English to Italian
good timing... Aug 29, 2014

just finished translating a document on wipes for incontinent patients...icon_biggrin.gif

 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

For users living in England...

Advanced search






TM-Town
Manage your TMs and Terms ... and boost your translation business

Are you ready for something fresh in the industry? TM-Town is a unique new site for you -- the freelance translator -- to store, manage and share translation memories (TMs) and glossaries...and potentially meet new clients on the basis of your prior work.

More info »
PerfectIt consistency checker
Faster Checking, Greater Accuracy

PerfectIt helps deliver error-free documents. It improves consistency, ensures quality and helps to enforce style guides. It’s a powerful tool for pro users, and comes with the assurance of a 30-day money back guarantee.

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search