Off topic: Sleeping Policemen - English Indonesian Term
Thread poster: Jande

Jande  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 01:27
Danish to English
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Aug 3, 2007

I went to look up a term "sleeping policemen" and got more than I bargained for.

Thought I'd share this linguistic knowledge with you all.

http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004303.html

This reminds me of a standing joke from Indonesia. The Indonesians would say you think
Tida apa apa = no what what

(actually means "no worries")

Enjoy!


 

William [Bill] Gray  Identity Verified
Norway
Local time: 15:27
Member (2006)
English
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And in Norwegian... Aug 3, 2007

...they are called "fartsdemperer", which draws a few laughs from some of our English speaking visitors!

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Jande  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 01:27
Danish to English
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TOPIC STARTER
fartpoliti Aug 6, 2007

One could say speed police "fartpoliti"icon_smile.gif

 


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