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Reply #140 on: October 15, 2018, 06:22:07 AM

They apparently also have a badass bikini team.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

I would be interested in a follow up here.

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Reply #141 on: October 15, 2018, 07:25:59 AM

They apparently also have a badass bikini team.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

I would be interested in a follow up here.

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The[lSwedish Bikini Team was a group of American female models who appeared in an advertising campaign for Old Milwaukee beer. These commercials ran for several months in 1991 in the United States, playing with American stereotypes of Scandinavian women being blonde and having big breasts. The premise of the commercials was that a group of bored or thirsty men were "saved" by the Swedish Bikini Team. Other commercials would focus on a group of men male bonding on a hunting trip and saying "Guys, it does not get any better than this", to which a narrator would say the man was wrong and an Old Milwaukee truck would drive miles off road towards them claiming "it improved", "..and when the Swedish Bikini Team showed up, it got somewhat better."[1]

While many viewers saw the ads as a parody of traditional beer advertisements, some feminists found the ads misogynistic.[citation needed] Though the campaign generated widespread interest, the advertisements were dropped after protests by the National Organization for Women and female employees of the Pabst Brewing Company.[2]/quote]

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Reply #142 on: October 15, 2018, 12:08:14 PM

Blades 101..... ROFL

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Reply #143 on: October 15, 2018, 12:32:33 PM

Blades 101..... ROFL
Yeah that killed me. Laughed out loud at work.
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Reply #144 on: October 18, 2018, 06:32:12 AM




If you like these kind of anti-jokes you should hang out with me.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #145 on: October 20, 2018, 05:20:28 AM



That's my new favourite. Heart Heart Heart

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Reply #146 on: October 21, 2018, 12:37:43 AM

If you like these kind of anti-jokes you should hang out with me.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

Youíd get along with my D&D group perfectly.
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Reply #147 on: December 10, 2018, 11:32:21 AM

Britain teaches South Africa not to be racist:




(The father-son thing US-UK have going on is heartwarming. :))

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Reply #148 on: December 11, 2018, 11:39:17 AM

My biggest problem reading these is that most of the time I have no idea who the flags are.  why so serious?

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Reply #149 on: December 11, 2018, 05:12:55 PM

South Africa pre and post apartheid
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Reply #150 on: December 23, 2018, 11:30:50 AM


farther refers to physical distance, further refers to metaphorical distance, father refers to emotional distance
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Reply #151 on: January 01, 2019, 12:53:45 PM





This Polandball is based on real events. The Misused English words and expressions in EU publications guide has further examples.


It makes for a fun read - if you are into language - as you can really tell the author just about had it with the English language being butchered:





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Reply #152 on: January 01, 2019, 01:50:57 PM

Reading that along with those definitions under the influence of too many poolside Mai-Tais is a weird combination of WTF and time-cubish almost-makes-sense.  In an effort not to accidentally invoke the Great Old Ones, I will wait until vacation is over to re-read them...
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Reply #153 on: January 04, 2019, 11:14:32 AM

The English used in EU legal text is hilarious, it's like some sort of bizarre dialect. Obviously not so funny when there are legal issues, or when our continental European friends keep trying to translate or correct documents drafted by native speakers.
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Reply #154 on: January 08, 2019, 06:28:33 PM

Posted that once (twice?) before.

But no matter, love it. That cartoon is my spirit animal.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly? swamp poop Ohhhhh, I see.



Just wait until I sobered up enough for my next sanctimonious post about EU vs US!
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Reply #155 on: January 09, 2019, 10:54:54 AM

Well. sobering up certainly did not help my understanding of the earlier Euro-english translations. 

Perhaps next time I should go the opposite direction and try black-out levels of intoxication?
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Reply #156 on: January 09, 2019, 01:01:43 PM

It works for Europe.

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Reply #157 on: January 09, 2019, 03:28:29 PM

As long as I don't wake up Swedish
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Reply #158 on: January 13, 2019, 12:41:08 PM

Apparently I was blackout drunk last night.  Maybe Iím more Scandinavian than I thought  ACK!
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Reply #159 on: March 16, 2019, 09:45:03 PM



Polandballs in which countries are cute or dorky are the best.  Heart

Background of course being that the Polish language and vowels aren't quite on speaking terms.

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Reply #160 on: March 17, 2019, 11:29:10 AM

I can confirm.   Ohhhhh, I see.

Sometimes the cab drivers in Warsaw didnít know (or didnít understand what I was trying to say) the street I lived on, so I had to use a landmark to get them to go to.  The only landmark nearby is a place called Trzech Krzyzy.  While I was very thankful for that single E to give me something to build a foundation around, it was never fun.

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Reply #161 on: March 17, 2019, 02:53:08 PM

Yeah, Slavic countries can be fun -- I remember vacationing on Krk island in Croatia when I was a kid and it just felt wrong (also, does this mean that 'buying a vowel' is not a good choice on Wheel of Fortune?  awesome, for real). Obligatory:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfKZclMWS1U
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Reply #162 on: March 17, 2019, 03:56:10 PM

 Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

Wow. We vactioned 80 km apart.

When I was kid (must have been around 1987-90) we used to spend the summer holiday in Rovinj / Red Island a few times.

Still have a picture of me sitting rider-like on one of those medival guns at the coast. When swimming I got got pushed against rocks by a wave. It just scratched my skin but I still have a tiny scar. (guess due to contact salt water?). Feeling nostalgic.

How easy was holiday in yugoslavia for east-block families? (Due to it being socialist but not Warsaw pact or behind the iron curtain).


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Reply #163 on: March 17, 2019, 04:26:06 PM

Honestly, I was so young I only remember the sea urchins and their many spines. Well okay, "oskrbnik centar" was memorable too.  awesome, for real

Hungary-Yugoslavia had a very interesting relationship in the communist era, because a lot of Yugoslavia used to be part of Hungary (in fact, my family has some distant relatives, we were visiting them in Krk). I don't remember any significant drama on that border, though it was obv a hard border with fairly strict contraband checks.
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Reply #164 on: March 17, 2019, 09:02:00 PM

Papers, please!

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Reply #165 on: March 19, 2019, 09:35:46 PM


farther refers to physical distance, further refers to metaphorical distance, father refers to emotional distance
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Reply #166 on: March 19, 2019, 10:04:26 PM

After listening to that, I ask how itís possible to say anything in Polish that doesnít sound vaguely like you hate the person youíre speaking to
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Reply #167 on: March 19, 2019, 10:18:10 PM

Because its from Poland?

And now its stuck in my head. Gaaaah.

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Reply #168 on: March 20, 2019, 08:44:58 AM

That was really good though.  I always wonder how they have to "contort" other languages when translating musicals from the original.  I mean, I can't tell here because of the whole not-speaking-Polish thing, but it was enjoyable to listen to.  I'd forgotten how spoken Polish sounded though, lol!  They definitely forgot the vowels when coming up with it.

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Reply #169 on: March 20, 2019, 09:36:11 AM

Well, as a quick look around the various editions of the Bible can attest, translation is an art rather than a science. You can either go with exactly the syntax of the words which could sound terrible in your own language, or you can go with the sense of what was said originally, but written in a poetic way. Or somewhere in between.

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Reply #170 on: March 20, 2019, 02:54:31 PM

Lol, I saw this comment on the youtube and I think it sums it up much better than I ever could.

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Good quote about translations - Translation is like a woman. If it is beautiful, it is not faithful. If it is faithful, it is most certainly not beautiful. ;)

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Reply #171 on: April 04, 2019, 10:36:33 AM

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Reply #172 on: April 04, 2019, 11:10:35 AM

79 USD for a EUBall! ACK!

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Reply #173 on: April 04, 2019, 01:00:23 PM

I see $49 for the regular and $55 for the one with the propeller beanie, is it maybe added VAT or something for you?  Whatevs, we could just get one and ship it to you.

Haven't made up my mind for myself but I'm definitely getting the Prussia for my D&D buddy, his Masters in history focused on Early 20th century Europe and he's a big WWI nerd.

I find Finland with the bottle and knife highly amusing, even though I have zero Finnish heritage.
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Reply #174 on: April 18, 2019, 01:08:48 PM



Non-serious: I thought this would take a different turn. Shame...

Serious: There is actually going something on with Schengen and Switzerland right now. Some EU wide gun law changes are going to affect them as well and they are going to vote on them. A no would likely push them out of the common travel area. OTOH they had a quit a big impact on the details of the law, despite nominally not having a vote on its creation. Very interesting example of interdependence. Zeit had a long article on this, I could provide a translation if wanted.

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