rotisor

English translation: spit/skewer

10:38 Jan 29, 2009
Romanian to English translations [PRO]
Slang
Romanian term or phrase: rotisor
apparently this is a technique used in interrogation by the police
canaria
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:53
English translation:spit/skewer
Explanation:
See reference below :)
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Vera Costea
Canada
Local time: 22:53
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Thank you Veronica
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Vera Costea
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Vera Costea

  

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spit/skewer


Explanation:
See reference below :)

Vera Costea
Canada
Local time: 22:53
Native speaker of: Romanian
PRO pts in category: 4
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Thank you Veronica
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Reference

Reference information:
One of the officers reportedly threatened Alexandru with
his gun and also threatened to subject him to rotisor (a well-known torture method where
the detainee, whose hands and feet are tied, is suspended on a pole between two chairs
and then beaten, causing the body to swing)

http://209.85.129.132/search?q=cache:PoNYLsk4YcAJ:www.amnest...

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Note added at 11 mins (2009-01-29 10:50:37 GMT)
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"Rotisor" would in other contexts be translated as "spit" or "skewer" used for roasting chicken etc.

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Note added at 35 mins (2009-01-29 11:14:26 GMT)
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It does sound disusting, I agree. And, if it is any consolation, I have never heard about it before... I just looked it up now.

Vera Costea
Canada
Native speaker of: Romanian
PRO pts in category: 4
Note to reference poster
Asker: Thank you Veronica. It sounds thoroughly disgusting. It's sad that it is well known.

Asker: Thank you Veronica. It sounds thoroughly disgusting. It's sad that it is well known.

Asker: Can you post this as an answer so I can allocate points?


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agree  Magdalena Bergmann: I agree with Veronica
2 hrs
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agree  Cristina Bolohan
1 day 4 hrs
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agree  Ştefania Iordan
1 day 7 hrs
  -> Multumesc.
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