Translation funnies.

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  1. Gromett

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    I went camping with my Danish Friends last weekend and had a really funny moment.

    They have sheepskins to keep warm and in Danish a sheepskin is fåreskind which when spoken sounds exactly like Foreskin. So when they were discussing the sheepskin it sounded extremely funny.

    It reminded me when I first met her she went to the bar and asked for Pork Swords. Turns out that is what they call Pork Scratchings. :Rofl1:

    Do any of you lot have any "lost in translation" funnies?
     
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    Yes. 'This band is good, isn't it?' translates to a man as 'I wanna go home with you, have sex, make your breakfast, have your babies, wash your underpants, clean up after you, put up with you looking at other women '.. ooops, sorry .. got carried away then..:RollEyes::Doh:
     
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    In the Niesmann and Bischoff factory last November and they did a production line tour in English for a few of the owners club.

    On the tour somebody asked the very nice German guide what the layout of one of the Arto's was, she stuck her head inside and said "it's a tranvestite bed".

    I think in German transverse is quer, so you can work out where the misunderstanding came from.

    Martin
     
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    Without recalling the exact German Wording I used.

    Sheila & I had just had our twins in 1971
    and I said to my neighbour that I should take them out.

    Got it a little wrong and it seems I said I was going out to "gut"
    the children. she was horrified until we worked out what I should have said.:cry:
     
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    Not a foreign language one, but from my son when he was about 3.

    "Dad, I know the worst swear word in the World"

    " Really, what is it"

    "I don't want to say it, but it's about cheese"

    " No, go on tell me"

    " Ok. It's Cheesus Christ"

    :Laughing:
     
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    We have friends in Philadephia abd when they first came over Kerri had what we would call a "Bum Bag".

    However she would call in her "Fanny Bag" which caused a few smirks when she called out in the pub for someone to pass her Fanny Bag to her.
     
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    Oh yessss !

    "Oh My God" .... in French.... errrrr....everybody will look at you if in the street...:BigGrin:

    God = Gode in French....same pronunciation:Eeek:.... I let you do searches on the subject

    PS : The ones who know it already ...let the others play a bit :BigGrin::Wink:
     
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    Ohh Frankie i didn't think you would know of such things!!! :Eeek:
     
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    Ah French, I had forgotten all my misadventures with that quirky language :Rofl1:

    I once almost got slapped by a barmaid because my pronunciation of "Thank you very much" sounds exactly like "Thank, you nice arse"

    Merci beaucoup

    Merci beau cul

    I still to this day flinch whenever I say it :Rofl1:
     
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    D'accord. Mais n'oublie qu'il est necessaire aussi a acheter des piles!!!
     
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    I had to search for it but this was a post I made 3 years ago;

    Transcript from a (written) Skype conversation with a friend from the Faroes tonight.


    Rolfarris: Hi Hans, we'll be over there soon, what's the weather like?

    Hans: Not so good now, maybe after you vent in May, we had pretty good vether, no sun but dry, mother inlaw were wankink evry day but she not get any wet at all not dropp of rain,it is not warm here 10.11 degrees.but dry today.


    Still better than my Faroese but pays to use a spellchecker.
    :RollEyes:
     
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    :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek: The first one I found on this subject was seriously shocking..... It involved part of a man's anatomy that should not have anything to do with God:Rofl1:
     
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    Came off a m/bike in Germany, fella asked me have you any pain (Haben sie smitcher(???sp ) I replyed "ya meien foose", might have been "mein Footsa" (once again spelling is phonetic)
    Any way !:Doh: one is FOOT, the other is a sensative female reproductive mechanisum:Doh: I said the latter:cry:
     
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    Hey Joy, not all men are like that :Angry::Angry::Angry:
     
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    I agree.

    I rarely want a cooked breakfast.
     
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    In an English for foreigners class:

    Me: Tell me about your weekend.

    Student: I found my girlfriend and raped her on a towel.

    Me: Does not sound right. Please repeat.

    Student: I was walking on the beach looking for my girlfriend and when I found her I raped her in a towel.

    Me: Please tell me in Spanish.

    Student: Estaba buscando a mi novia en la playa y cuando la encontré la envolví en una toalla. (I was looking for my girlfriend on the beach and when I found her I wrapped her in a towel!)

    Never forgot it! :thumb:
     
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    You are right, Gromett (and Chris) - you forgot the bit about ironing the shirts as well..........:Wink:
     
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    Very true.. Some are only 9 years old... but over that age ?? :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    At Pedro's there was a lot of Dutch and they kept going on about "slagroom" we all thought it was a new brothel in Albufeira, turns out to be whipped cream.
     
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    They were probably talking about the whipped cream as (allegedly) used in these slagroom type bordellos


    Here is one we stayed in last year. No whipped cream though......

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