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Mervyn Henderson  Identity Verified
Spanyolország
Local time: 03:16
spanyol - angol
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Got it Oct 19, 2020

It says Mae's tasty liver and onions are all gone, but there's some Arafwch pie left.

That's one the Basques can't do, by the way, the liver. You rarely see liver here, and when you do they just fry the shit out of it until it looks like the inside of a shoe, when - as Mae and all Welsh cooks know - liver has to be done very slowly, plop-plopping in its gravy and onions.

I remember my mum used to have it ready for me for years when I arrived from the airport. I think sh
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It says Mae's tasty liver and onions are all gone, but there's some Arafwch pie left.

That's one the Basques can't do, by the way, the liver. You rarely see liver here, and when you do they just fry the shit out of it until it looks like the inside of a shoe, when - as Mae and all Welsh cooks know - liver has to be done very slowly, plop-plopping in its gravy and onions.

I remember my mum used to have it ready for me for years when I arrived from the airport. I think she felt guilty about never having it when I was a kid, because my brother hated it. Like the Knorr children, these episodes mark one so much. Then one day I arrived, and no liver waiting for me. Mum just wasn't up to cooking any more. No more liver. There followed half a dozen years of me arriving and calling in at Gareth's chip shop first for two cod suppers.

Of course, you can't tell the Basques about the cod, because they invented cod, as everyone knows, and they'd just ask endless questions about where it was caught, how it was processed, and ... watch their faces as they realise it was - horrors! - fried in batter. Still, their loss, right?

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Thomas T. Frost  Identity Verified
Tag (2014 óta)
dán - angol
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Monday quote Oct 19, 2020

Fransk er meget nemt; hest hedder cheval, og sådan er det hele vejen igennem.

By the Danish humorist Storm P. (1882–1949).

Loosely translated: ‘French is very easy; “horse” is “cheval” and so it is throughout.’

https://da.wikiquote.org/wiki/Storm_P.#:~:text=Frans
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Fransk er meget nemt; hest hedder cheval, og sådan er det hele vejen igennem.

By the Danish humorist Storm P. (1882–1949).

Loosely translated: ‘French is very easy; “horse” is “cheval” and so it is throughout.’

https://da.wikiquote.org/wiki/Storm_P.#:~:text=Fransk%20er%20meget%20nemt%20-%20Hest,er%20det%20hele%20vejen%20igennem!
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Matthias Brombach  Identity Verified
Németország
Local time: 03:16
Tag (2007 óta)
holland - német
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She's gone now! Herry alias Gerry Oct 19, 2020

herry zuk wrote:

Hello! I'm new here too. my name is Gerry and this forum is a treasure trove of useful information! I hope to meet like-minded people here and learn new information!

What has happened to her? Who of us is responsible for her passing away so soon? Just one or two minor spelling errors, mocked about at in a more or less public forum, and gone they are. Or did she mistake the name of this platform (proz, like "professionals") for an opportunity to offer different, well, kind of professional services? Indeed a bit too frivolous. Or was she one of the now grown up Knorr kids?


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Chris S  Identity Verified
Egyesült Királyság
svéd - angol
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Google Translate Oct 19, 2020

Mervyn Henderson wrote:

Well, you both seem to know, but we're on tenterhooks here. What does "Mae llygred aer yn ladd Arafwch" mean?


It’s all Greek to me, but luckily I’ve discovered this amazing new website called Google Translate. It translates things instantly, for free! No need to wait for a human translator (honestly, six pages a day, are they having a laugh? And have you seen their prices? 10p per word!!! Per word!! Dear me, anyone can hold a pencil and open a dictionary. I mean, come on. Beats me why they don’t use Google Translate too.

Anyway, as anyone who has ever driven in Wales knows, “arafwch” is not the lewd Scouse invitation it might seem, but means “slow down”.

The rest of it, Google Translate tells me, means “You boys are too quick-witted for me”.

Sorry, Tom. We’ll try to bring it back down to your level.


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expressisverbis
Portugália
Local time: 02:16
Tag (2015 óta)
angol - portugál
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Lost the connection too Oct 19, 2020

Matthias Brombach wrote:

herry zuk wrote:

Hello! I'm new here too. my name is Gerry and this forum is a treasure trove of useful information! I hope to meet like-minded people here and learn new information!

What has happened to her? Who of us is responsible for her passing away so soon? Just one or two minor spelling errors, mocked about at in a more or less public forum, and gone they are. Or did she mistake the name of this platform (proz, like "professionals") for an opportunity to offer different, well, kind of professional services? Indeed a bit too frivolous. Or was she one of the now grown up Knorr kids?


Internyet!


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Matthias Brombach  Identity Verified
Németország
Local time: 03:16
Tag (2007 óta)
holland - német
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Точно! Oct 19, 2020

expressisverbis wrote:

Internyet!

Большая беда!


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Matthias Brombach  Identity Verified
Németország
Local time: 03:16
Tag (2007 óta)
holland - német
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Well Herry McGerry, you have had ... Oct 20, 2020

herry zuk (X) wrote:

I hope to meet like-minded people here and learn new information!

... your chance, but it´s too late now. "The world is such a volatile place", as can be read in DeepL, and I hope, at least your picture will remain. You really could have met like-minded people here, in the completely frivolous thread, people like, yes, who? You didn´t give us a chance to prove, of what mind you are. No opportunity given for you, to receive a ticket for a flight paid in advance (money to be sent via Bitcoin or Moneygram) from Omsk to Bilbao, London, Wales*, Kiel or Saxony-Anhalt, to meet one of us in person. So sad.

* added at 9:10 CET

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Tom in London
Egyesült Királyság
Local time: 02:16
Tag (2008 óta)
olasz - angol
TÉMAINDÍTÓ
Over Oct 20, 2020

Mervyn Henderson wrote:

It could be her computer had reached its nonsense-storage threshold, and this thread and certain other threads simply pushed it over the edge.


I'm trying to visualise a computer being pushed over the edge, using only thread.


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Thomas T. Frost  Identity Verified
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dán - angol
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Push Oct 20, 2020

Tom in London wrote:

Mervyn Henderson wrote:

It could be her computer had reached its nonsense-storage threshold, and this thread and certain other threads simply pushed it over the edge.


I'm trying to visualise a computer being pushed over the edge, using only thread.


Push technology has many uses and takes many forms.


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expressisverbis
Portugália
Local time: 02:16
Tag (2015 óta)
angol - portugál
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I don't know Russian Oct 20, 2020

Matthias Brombach wrote:

expressisverbis wrote:

Internyet!

Большая беда!


but Google Translator did the job for me.
A curious fact: Portuguese (European) to foreigners sounds like Russian. Honestly, I don't agree.
But, I must say Russians and Ukrainians learn Portuguese very quickly and their accent is very clear only with a slight accent.


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Matthias Brombach  Identity Verified
Németország
Local time: 03:16
Tag (2007 óta)
holland - német
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Dutch ... Oct 20, 2020

expressisverbis wrote:

A curious fact: Portuguese (European) to foreigners sounds like Russian. Honestly, I don't agree.


I don´t agree either: When I from a distance listen (by coincidence) to a conversation held in Portuguese, I´m sometimes not sure, whether Dutch is spoken, because of some phonetic patterns which remind me of Dutch. But only from a distance and when not knowing, what language actually is spoken.


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Yolande Hivart
Ausztria
Local time: 03:16
Tag (2016 óta)
német - francia
Fun fact Oct 20, 2020

My French accent heard from a German native before I tell them where I am from is called...

Polish.


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expressisverbis
Portugália
Local time: 02:16
Tag (2015 óta)
angol - portugál
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Humm Oct 20, 2020

Matthias Brombach wrote:

expressisverbis wrote:

A curious fact: Portuguese (European) to foreigners sounds like Russian. Honestly, I don't agree.


I don´t agree either: When I from a distance listen (by coincidence) to a conversation held in Portuguese, I´m sometimes not sure, whether Dutch is spoken, because of some phonetic patterns which remind me of Dutch. But only from a distance and when not knowing, what language actually is spoken.



I use to watch Rudolph van Veen, the Dutch TV chef, and no way
But from a distance... maybe


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Matthias Brombach  Identity Verified
Németország
Local time: 03:16
Tag (2007 óta)
holland - német
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Yes ... Oct 20, 2020

Yolande Hivart wrote:

My French accent heard from a German native before I tell them where I am from is called...

Polish.

... and I now understand why (would be on level 3, but I only master level 7, which may lead to deleting this post).


Mervyn Henderson
 

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Hollandia
Local time: 03:16
Tag (2010 óta)
angol - olasz
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Brace yourselves... Oct 20, 2020

I think someone is going to be Tominlondoned pretty soon, and twice today:

https://www.proz.com/forum/getting_established/347212-when_during_your_working_years_did_you_actually_start_to_work_as_a_translator-page2.html


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