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Thread poster: Vito Smolej

Vito Smolej
Germany
Local time: 16:05
Member (2004)
English to Slovenian
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Feb 10, 2008

Just a little detail out of lines passing by on my keyboard (Context: menu localization)

"Finnish selection" (sic!)

Reminded me of a dinner in Hofbräuhaus, Munich (VERY loud), with the girl in dirndl asking my colleague from up North:"Are you finished?" and Sven answering "No, I'm swedish".

But I guess, one could probably call this traditional.

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2008-02-10 10:56]


 

casey
United States
Local time: 10:05
Member
Japanese to English
Ha, ha. Feb 10, 2008

Makes me wish I was Swedish...:D

[Edited at 2008-02-10 06:57]


 

ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 10:05
English to French
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I've seen something similar today Feb 10, 2008

The o.b. website has a splash screen with thumbnails to access one of their many country-specific pages. If you want to visit the French-language Canadian site - the option to click is Canadien, whereas some other options are Dutch, German, French.

I didn't know Canadian was a language...


 

Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 16:05
English to Dutch
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Similar experience Feb 10, 2008

Vito Smolej wrote:

Reminded me of a dinner in Hofbräuhaus, Munich (VERY loud), with the girl in dirndl asking my colleague from up North:"Are you finished?" and Sven answering "No, I'm swedish".



I was on vacation, travelling through Poland. One day, I'm looking for a place to eat, so I ask this girl on the street where to find a restaurant. Her English was really bad, so in stead of explaining, she decided to walk me there. On the way, to make conversation, I said: "I'm hungry". She replied: "I'm Polish".


 

Nesrin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:05
English to Arabic
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Any excuse... Feb 10, 2008

Any excuse (hungry/Hungary) to post a link to this clip (American idol star in quiz show, questioned on European countries) http://youtube.com/watch?v=ANTDkfkoBaI icon_smile.gif

Jan Willem van Dormolen wrote:

I was on vacation, travelling through Poland. One day, I'm looking for a place to eat, so I ask this girl on the street where to find a restaurant. Her English was really bad, so in stead of explaining, she decided to walk me there. On the way, to make conversation, I said: "I'm hungry". She replied: "I'm Polish".


 

madak  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:05
Swedish to English
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Are you really sure you want to be a root vegetable? Feb 10, 2008

casey wrote:

Makes me wish I was Swedish...:D

[Edited at 2008-02-10 06:57]


Potatos, carrots and other root vegetable are fine, but Swedes are never on the menu in our house...

[Edited at 2008-02-10 15:16]


 

Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 09:05
French to Spanish
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About food... Feb 11, 2008

...in The Great Dictator, I think, a nazi asks Chaplin:

-Are you an Arian?
-No, I'm a vegetarian!


 

Steven Capsuto  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 10:05
Member (2004)
Spanish to English
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Humor repeats itself Feb 11, 2008

Vito Smolej wrote:
Reminded me of a dinner in Hofbräuhaus, Munich (VERY loud), with the girl in dirndl asking my colleague from up North:"Are you finished?" and Sven answering "No, I'm swedish".



That turned up as a gag on a 1977 or 1978 episode of the sitcom "Soap."

INGRID SWENSON (thick accent; defiantly): You sink I'm finished, ha!

JESSICA TATE: No.... Swedish.


 

Milton Guo  Identity Verified
China
Local time: 22:05
English to Chinese
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Canadian Feb 11, 2008

Canadian language? haha, I know they speak Quebecoi and English there.

 


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