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Old June 18th, 2014, 04:57 PM   #25841
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Irony of the day:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle...axO/story.html

The irony being that her husband's an NFL star.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 04:59 PM   #25842
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The quality of Bing translating:

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W oczekiwaniu na otwarcie węzła Korczowa (A4) prezentujemy Wam z lotu ptaka obwodnicę Leżajska w ciągu drogi krajowej nr 77 (I etap).

Translation by Bing:
In anticipation of the opening soccer match in Donetsk, node (A4) we present You a bird ring road in Lizhensk national road 77 (and stage).

Interchange Korczowa is translated to a soccer match in Donetsk? What the heck?
There was a time where Google translated the name of my hometown into Lleida, which is another city . But there was another translator which returned things like 'To be a five-peseta coin' (Ser duro, 'duro' also meant a coin of five pesetas, the old Spanish currency) or 'My computer has lost virginity' (Mi ordenador se ha estropeado, actual translation would be 'My computer has broken down').

And good luck translating this extract from a chat I had with another forumer somewhere else:
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살보 라 울티마 팔라브라 케 에스 버르다데라먼테 자포네사
No, it's not Korean. It's Spanish written in Hangul (Korean script).
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Old June 18th, 2014, 04:59 PM   #25843
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I just overheard a colleague talking on the phone about the best way to get from Zagreb to Ljubljana.... (I mean bus (coach) vs. train.)
Bus costs €10, train €16 and they both take almost 2.5 hours for 140 km.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 09:00 PM   #25844
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I don't care what you people say. France is the most beautiful country in Europe. I look forward moving here shortly....
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Old June 18th, 2014, 09:28 PM   #25845
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No one's forcing you to watch them. :-P
And actually I don't. The only midnight game I saw was England-Italy.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 09:36 PM   #25846
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I don't care what you people say. France is the most beautiful country in Europe. I look forward moving here shortly....
Nobody said anything.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 09:39 PM   #25847
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I don't care what you people say. France is the most beautiful country in Europe. I look forward moving here shortly....
If I could, I would chose Liechtenstein.

Btw. Seriously: there are approx 360 000 births per day in the world. If we assume there is a soul without body before birth (I guess the next topic: pre-life and after-life issues ) waiting for body to be born, we were really lucky to being born in first/second world countries. It was really high chance to be born in Africa and consider it as success to have 35 years and be alive. Or PRK.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 09:39 PM   #25848
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Nobody said anything.
Indeed. Pre-emptive defensiveness, I call it!
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Old June 18th, 2014, 09:52 PM   #25849
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Does size matter?

http://r.llb.be/image/89/53a0b3dc357059db44be1689.jpg

Attached to an article about Putin and, um, the new Ukrainian guy whose name I forget talking cease-fire....
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Old June 18th, 2014, 10:00 PM   #25850
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Does size matter?

http://r.llb.be/image/89/53a0b3dc357059db44be1689.jpg

Attached to an article about Putin and, um, the new Ukrainian guy whose name I forget talking cease-fire....
This one is way better
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Old June 18th, 2014, 10:19 PM   #25851
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And this one pretty much accurate
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Old June 18th, 2014, 10:38 PM   #25852
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Indeed. Pre-emptive defensiveness, I call it!
You're on the roll there, bud...
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Old June 19th, 2014, 01:24 AM   #25853
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No, he is from Philadelphia....which is a Greek name. A suburb of Athens, Greece is also named Philadelphia.

Popular nicknames for Philadelphia are Philly and The City of Brotherly Love, the latter of which comes from the literal meaning of the city's name in Greek (Greek: Φιλαδέλφεια ([pʰilaˈdelpʰeːa], Modern Greek: [filaˈðelfia]) "brotherly love", compounded from philos (φίλος) "loving", and adelphos (ἀδελφός) "brother").
Haha, sorry, I was referring to traditional Belgian music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEdPOn0HmdQ

I've been to Philadelphia a couple times, it's a nice city, I like the Pennsylvania more generally, it reminds me of some Alpine region in Europe.

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W oczekiwaniu na otwarcie węzła Korczowa (A4) prezentujemy Wam z lotu ptaka obwodnicę Leżajska w ciągu drogi krajowej nr 77 (I etap).

Translation by Bing:
In anticipation of the opening soccer match in Donetsk, node (A4) we present You a bird ring road in Lizhensk national road 77 (and stage).

Interchange Korczowa is translated to a soccer match in Donetsk? What the heck?
Google translate is no better, it translates Ford Mondeo to Ford Fiesta, and for a while Rzeczpospolita Polska translated to United States

The "people's republic of Donetsk" was getting translated to Donetsk Republic of China
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Old June 19th, 2014, 01:56 AM   #25854
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Well, what should I say about this?



Still speaking about Romania, I found this Romanian car plate very funny.
If you remove the 9, it becomes the word in Venetian language for "cumshots"

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Old June 19th, 2014, 04:09 AM   #25855
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You're on the roll there, bud...
Make that ciabatta, please; not too much mayo.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 11:32 AM   #25856
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Make that ciabatta, please; not too much mayo.
mayonnaise on ciabatta? it is like having a burger with anchovies
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Old June 19th, 2014, 01:58 PM   #25857
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I don't care what you people say. France is the most beautiful country in Europe.
I doubt that...
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Old June 19th, 2014, 02:03 PM   #25858
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Care to elaborate?

France is a very nice country, but seems like a difficult place to live if you don't speak good French.

Learning the local language is the key to success. For example, almost everybody in the Netherlands speaks English, however, if you want to migrate and want to get a job that pays more than around the minimum wage, you absolutely have to learn the language.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 02:12 PM   #25859
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Care to elaborate?

France is a very nice country, but seems like a difficult place to live if you don't speak good French.

Learning the local language is the key to success. For example, almost everybody in the Netherlands speaks English, however, if you want to migrate and want to get a job that pays more than around the minimum wage, you absolutely have to learn the language.
Well, I don't think France is the most beautiful country in Europe. Why not? Because it's not my home country Home sweet home, right?
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Old June 19th, 2014, 02:23 PM   #25860
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convincing argument....
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