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Off topic: Another Austrian blooper
Thread poster: Nancy Arrowsmith
Nancy Arrowsmith
Local time: 08:06
German to English
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Mar 17, 2003

In a marketing brochure for a very expensive wellness hotel, there was constant talk about \"ruin.\" From the context, it was very difficult to tell if they were talking about the ruined castle on the hill above the hotel, or about financial ruin. Ooops...

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George Hopkins
Local time: 16:06
Swedish to English
Their ruin Mar 18, 2003

If it was their own ruin they were talking about you can be sure that if mentioned often it would be their castle that was the object. Personal ruin is rarely mentioned by those directly involved.
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Libero_Lang_Lab  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:06
Member (2006)
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Several other Austrian bloopers... Mar 22, 2003

Schwarznegger\'s acting skills

Rapid Vienna\'s football

Tony Polster\'s haircut

[ This Message was edited by: The Tautologist on 2003-03-22 08:37]


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Lorenzo Lilli  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:06
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another Austrian blooper (for Italian speakers) Mar 23, 2003

the website of an Austrian hotel (no link available, sorry) translated the \"member highlights\" into Italian: \"punti culminanti del membro\" (did they mean Gliedspitzen???)

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Lorenzo Lilli  Identity Verified
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just an explanation... Mar 25, 2003

... if you don\'t speak Italian: that\'s something like \"tip of the penis\". )

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