Off topic: Most ridiculous originals you ever dealt with
Thread poster: Irene N

Irene N
United States
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Aug 4, 2007

If this Agreement is terminated because of Employee's death, the Employee will be entitled to receive his Salary through the remainder of the calendar month in which his death occurs.

 

Patricia Rosas  Identity Verified
United States
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exchange rate in Heaven Aug 5, 2007

I hope said employee gets a good exchange rate for his currency up there!

 

Peter Shortall  Identity Verified
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A paradoxical one Aug 5, 2007

So with any luck he won't have to worry about his funeral expenses!

The gem below is from a piece of legislation concerning public meetings which, as far as I know, is still in force in the country in question (my translation, but I've preserved the paradox that was present in the original):

"Notice of gatherings consisting of a single person must be submitted by the organiser in writing to the local authority no more than fifteen and no fewer than ten days before the event takes place."

Shades of "the sound of one hand clapping"...



[Edited at 2007-08-05 00:09]


 

Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
United States
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Not that ridiculous, Irene Aug 5, 2007

I assume the money will go to his estate/heirs

 

Irene N
United States
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:-) Aug 5, 2007

Trudy Peters wrote:

I assume the money will go to his estate/heirs


Sure, but he must receive it first:-)


 

Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Germany
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Moved the topic to the Lighter Side Aug 5, 2007

Hi Irene and all,

I've just moved the topic to the forum Lighter side of trans / interp


Cheers!


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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Legal entity Aug 5, 2007

IreneN wrote:
If this Agreement is terminated because of Employee's death, the Employee will be entitled to receive his Salary through the remainder of the calendar month in which his death occurs.


So? A person continues to exist as a legal entity after he is dead.


 
In defense of Irene Aug 5, 2007

I don't think she is arguing with the idea that the salary will be paid out, but with the awkward wording.

 

Irene N
United States
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Well Aug 5, 2007

I guess lawyers and legislators (sorry, L.-L.:-)) finally did a number on Western minds - any nonsense, any scrolls stated in the legal text are absolutized and we curtsy and aspirate - this is normal legal language... Should have said "usual", and those 2 are not always the synonyms.

I understand the meaning and I know how to translate it. Please, no more explanations:-).

Thanks, Linda!

[Edited at 2007-08-05 13:14]


 

Maria Diaconu  Identity Verified
Romania
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My winner is... Aug 5, 2007

"Some people are born with teeth that are more yellow than others."

 

Deborah do Carmo  Identity Verified
Portugal
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Poor drafting, unless ... Aug 6, 2007

IreneN wrote:

I guess lawyers and legislators (sorry, L.-L.:-)) finally did a number on Western minds - any nonsense, any scrolls stated in the legal text are absolutized and we curtsy and aspirate - this is normal legal language... Should have said "usual", and those 2 are not always the synonyms.

I understand the meaning and I know how to translate it. Please, no more explanations:-).

Thanks, Linda!

[Edited at 2007-08-05 13:14]


My ears were itchy so I knew someone was talking about me.icon_smile.gif

Unless Employee is defined elsewhere in a definition clause as including natural and legal persons, successors-in-title, heirs, legatees etc, I fully agree its pretty crap drafting Irene.



[Edited at 2007-08-06 22:33]


 

Andy Watkinson
Spain
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Is this Employee a Person? Aug 6, 2007

If so,

"For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule, a person over pensionable age, not being an insured person, shall be treated as an employed person if he would be an insured person were he under pensionable age and would be an employed person were he an insured person".

(National Insurance Act, 1964, 1st Schedule, Part II)

Cheers,
Andy


 

Irene N
United States
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In that case Aug 6, 2007

Maria Diaconu wrote:

"Some people are born with teeth that are more yellow than others."


Reach toothbrush cleans in all those hard to reach places!

One problem though... I don't have teeth in hard to reach places...:-)


 


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