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Old 12-10-2008, 08:52 AM   #1
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:54 AM   #2
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:05 AM   #3
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And in a similar vein (though I'm sure it's been posted here before):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7702913.stm
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:10 AM   #4
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And in a similar vein (though I'm sure it's been posted here before):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7702913.stm
i love that story !!
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:58 AM   #5
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Apocryphal, but I love the tales of areas in the Southwest where the mountains are named, in Native language: A Mountain, Another Mountain, Are You a Moron?, and Let's Just Call This One A Bloody Big Hill.
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:10 AM   #6
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Apocryphal, but I love the tales of areas in the Southwest where the mountains are named, in Native language: A Mountain, Another Mountain, Are You a Moron?, and Let's Just Call This One A Bloody Big Hill.
hee ! i think we should name everything like that.
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:12 AM   #7
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Apocryphal, but I love the tales of areas in the Southwest where the mountains are named, in Native language: A Mountain, Another Mountain, Are You a Moron?, and Let's Just Call This One A Bloody Big Hill.
I always laughed at "That's Your Finger".

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Old 12-10-2008, 10:14 AM   #8
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:56 AM   #9
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Hey, we have to economise in Germany. We can´t afford professional translators these days
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:17 AM   #10
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I have a friend who purchased a table lamp with a translucent shade. The shade was embellished with a decorative eastern script that turned out to be Thai. He was pretty sure that the text on the shade was something pretty significant such as the Heart Sutra or some such. After some difficulty he found a Thai lady in South Africa and asked her for a translation.

Turned out it was a recipe for chicken soup.
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