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pot de yaourt avec une ficelle

English translation: plastic cup with a string

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French term or phrase:pot de yaourt avec une ficelle
English translation:plastic cup with a string
Entered by: Diana Chemparathy
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01:07 Oct 25, 2006
French to English translations [PRO]
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French term or phrase: pot de yaourt avec une ficelle
the context is about mobile telephones:

"On n’arrête pas le progress et tout ça va être des pots de yaourt avec une ficelle…”

Thank you for any ideas.
Diana Chemparathy
United States
Local time: 03:09
plastic cup with a string
Explanation:


Do you remember back in the day when you were a child and played you phoned someone with a toy-phone made out of a can and a string? (the voice carried through the string)

That's what I think it means.



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Note added at 16 mins (2006-10-25 01:24:39 GMT)
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So the figurative meaning would be that with the incredibly fast speed technology is being developed, what we have now (as cell phones in this case) will be like "plastic cups with a string" in the near future.

Does this help?

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kironne
Chile
Local time: 07:09
Grading comment
thanks
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plastic cup with a string


Explanation:


Do you remember back in the day when you were a child and played you phoned someone with a toy-phone made out of a can and a string? (the voice carried through the string)

That's what I think it means.



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Note added at 16 mins (2006-10-25 01:24:39 GMT)
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So the figurative meaning would be that with the incredibly fast speed technology is being developed, what we have now (as cell phones in this case) will be like "plastic cups with a string" in the near future.

Does this help?



kironne
Chile
Local time: 07:09
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
thanks

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ghyslaine LE NAGARD: Exactement !
12 mins
  -> Merci! Finalement on voit eye-to-eye! *wink*

agree  Mireille K
57 mins
  -> Merci, meboumra!

agree  juliebarba: hey I lost count of my tin cans and string! it really does sound like that..\\ might for you but not for me :-)
4 hrs
  -> thanks, julie! Does this make us old??

agree  Cervin: Well but mine used to break........
5 hrs
  -> As I had explained, ours were actually cans or tin, but boy did were they useful to comunicate between the tree house and below... :)

agree  Alison Jenner
7 hrs
  -> Thanks, Alison!

agree  Martin Cassell: I seem to recall we used cocoa tins ...
9 hrs
  -> yes, and my physicist father would explain over and over HOW the sound would travel...

agree  PB Trans
1 day9 hrs
  -> Thanks, Pina!
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