The English Language, and variations thereof

The English Language, and variations thereof

PostBy: JerseyCoal On: Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:12 am

I paid a visit to The Home Depot this evening to pick up some material for a project. While in the electrical aisle, I saw a foreign-born fellow asking an employee for assistance. The customer seemed quite frustrated and irate as he screamed at the employee what sounded like: "SLICED HAM and PIG, SLICED HAM and PIG!!!"

The employee told the man quite aplologetically that he did'nt understand him. The customer left only to return a short while later holding two objects, one in each hand. He showed them to the employee and berated the poor guy in a foreign language.

It turned out that when the customer was saying: SLICED HAM and PIG,

what he was trying to say was: SLEDGE HAMMER and PICK !
JerseyCoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Franco Belge model 10.1475

Re: The English Language, and variations thereof

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:20 am

I've seen people berate non english speaking people on larger multi national forums for butchering the English language and frankly I have found them to be idiots themselves. Learning a second language is no easy task. On the other hand anyone who doesn't speak English natively should certainly not expect everyone to understand them.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: The English Language, and variations thereof

PostBy: Matthaus On: Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:11 am

Tis the season for up tight and moody, relax, don't worry be happy! :) :dancing:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite


Re: The English Language, and variations thereof

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:42 am

Use Matthaus' therapy, surround yourself with 8-10 coal stoves, many tons of coal, and have fun all day!!

greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: The English Language, and variations thereof

PostBy: Matthaus On: Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:16 am

toothy :dancing: :punk: :cheers: :taz: :band: :junmp: :blowup: :lol:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: The English Language, and variations thereof

PostBy: ken On: Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:28 am

lol , where you get those smiley things ?
ken
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

Re: The English Language, and variations thereof

PostBy: pbmax On: Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:45 am

Matthaus wrote:toothy :dancing: :punk: :cheers: :taz: :band: :junmp: :blowup: :lol:

I just added
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnum Stoker

Re: The English Language, and variations thereof

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:48 am

ken wrote:lol , where you get those smiley things ?


Click the view more smilies link under the smilies.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: The English Language, and variations thereof

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:57 am

pbmax wrote:I just added
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Guess I'll have to whip up some code and htaccess file to randomly generate folder names. --------------> :twisted: <------------should be a smiling devil here....



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