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French translation: birkenstock contd

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02:46 Aug 29, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: burgenstock
song
this guy threw a burgenstock, I mean, this guy is a real a..
xxxA. Walter
Local time: 17:04
French translation:birkenstock contd
Explanation:
As an addendum to the above, this sounds like an American song. You can see how it might have ended up misspelled, given that it's a German name. The name of the company refers to a birch (wooden) stick. This brand is quite well known in the States. I've seen them in shops in Florida.
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mckinnc
Local time: 17:04
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Summary of answers provided
na +1birkenstock contdmckinnc
na +1????
Maya Jurt
naBirkenstock ; piquer une crise
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naBuergenstockConnie Leipholz
naBirkenstockmckinnc


  

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4 mins
Birkenstock


Explanation:
It's just a brand of leather sandals made in Germany

mckinnc
Local time: 17:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 371
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I'm sure this is not the meaning of the sentence
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Comment: I'm sure this is not the meaning of the sentence

6 mins peer agreement (net): +1
????


Explanation:
Are you sure about the spelling? Is it American or British slang?
Bürgenstock is a beautiful place on a high plateau in Switzerland.

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 17:04
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 491

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Madeleine van Zanten
6 mins
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11 mins
Buergenstock


Explanation:
Hi !

The only Buergenstock I could find is a community in Switzerland. You can even see a wonderful picture of the area where it is located at http://burgenstock.sfoa.org/

Best !

Connie Leipholz
Canada
Local time: 11:04
PRO pts in pair: 644
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17 mins peer agreement (net): +1
birkenstock contd


Explanation:
As an addendum to the above, this sounds like an American song. You can see how it might have ended up misspelled, given that it's a German name. The name of the company refers to a birch (wooden) stick. This brand is quite well known in the States. I've seen them in shops in Florida.

mckinnc
Local time: 17:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 371

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Alexandra Hague: all over the US.There is even a familiar name for them "birks"
41 mins
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2 hrs
Birkenstock ; piquer une crise


Explanation:
My first instinct is to go for a typo on « Birkenstock », the make of shoes we all know so well. Capital letter is a must here as it’s a proper noun.

http://www.birkenstock.com/pages/OpeningPage.htm


The problem is though the meaning in context of « throw a Birkenstock ». Throw a sandal/clog ?!

Somehow it just feel that it ought to mean « throw a fit », although we don’t have much detail of the fuller context. If it could be « throw a fit », then « piquer une crise » could do the trick.

Curiouser and curiouser…



Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 17:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 882
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