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P.L.F.Persio  Identity Verified
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How about that Nov 10, 2020

expressisverbis wrote:

I enjoyed the video and the song. Needless to say I always give a loud laugh when I read your comments.
Thank you Chris!

Dear PLF Persio,
I think I can't answer your doubt about the Portuguese joke in the other thread, so I will use this one.
"Mean it" has exactly the same pronunciation of a very naughty word in European Portuguese, which is "minete".
The answer is:
https://www.infopedia.pt/dicionarios/portugues-ingles/minete
The "broche" thing, you can also find it here:
https://www.infopedia.pt/dicionarios/portugues-ingles/broche
An Oporto's boyfriend? Nice! I hope he was a good boyfriend, and mainly, a good person to you!


No way, would you Adam and Eve it: minete has the same meaning in Polish (mineta), that's Indo-European languages for you.

He was a diamond of a young man, Sandra, lovely and kind. If all your fellow countrymen in Portugal are like that, you're very lucky indeed. And what a great country!


Mervyn Henderson
expressisverbis
 

expressisverbis
Portugália
Local time: 07:03
Tag (2015 óta)
angol - portugál
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It's a part of our language and history Nov 10, 2020

Mervyn Henderson wrote:

Ladies, ladies, this is the kind of titillating raunchiness that gets threads closed. Oh, I'm blushing, I know I am, I am, aren't I?

[Edited at 2020-11-10 17:56 GMT]


Now, you're making me blush (I can't find my blushing smiley!)
I doubt that Proz staff could guess this one, if I didn't explain it here, even a Brazilian would have problems in understanding it probably.
But if it's offensive, and to protect Tom's thread, I can delete it. No problem with that.
I wouldn't agree with that decision, but this is a forum about languages, isn't it?
Slangs are part of our language and history.


Mervyn Henderson
 

expressisverbis
Portugália
Local time: 07:03
Tag (2015 óta)
angol - portugál
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The Portuguese men Nov 10, 2020

P.L.F.Persio wrote:

He was a diamond of a young man, Sandra, lovely and kind. If all your fellow countrymen in Portugal are like that, you're very lucky indeed. And what a great country!


I am very happy to know that, PLF Persio
Thank for your words about Portugal!

Have some fun with the video below

In fact, Portuguese men can be like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv6Ws9uM6Oo

PS: What a coincidence! I mean the Polish word


Mervyn Henderson
P.L.F.Persio
 

Mervyn Henderson  Identity Verified
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Ironing Nov 10, 2020

I've just realised I've been wrong about something for years. I thought it was men who did all the ironing! What a swizz. Well, that's going to change right now.

expressisverbis
 

expressisverbis
Portugália
Local time: 07:03
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angol - portugál
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No, don't do that Nov 10, 2020

Mervyn Henderson wrote:

I've just realised I've been wrong about something for years. I thought it was men who did all the ironing! What a swizz. Well, that's going to change right now.


Please, do not do that to your wife, please! You're not Portuguese
Of course this video is an exaggeration in some parts, and it's only a funny picture of "Luso" men!
But I hope no Portuguese male translator sees this.


 

P.L.F.Persio  Identity Verified
Hollandia
Local time: 08:03
Tag (2010 óta)
angol - olasz
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You're right Nov 11, 2020

Mervyn Henderson wrote:

Ladies, ladies, this is the kind of titillating raunchiness that gets threads closed. Oh, I'm blushing, I know I am, I am, aren't I?

[Edited at 2020-11-10 17:56 GMT]


Sandra and I have just been moderated in the Bilingual Jokes thread. Maybe we should limit our chats to weapons.


Chris S
expressisverbis
 

Mervyn Henderson  Identity Verified
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Sadly, yes ... Nov 11, 2020

... I was right. Actually, as you know, I was joking. But I went to bed thinking, Hmm, it might not be such a joke. And I suppose I can't mention the "Number of times you have posted so far in this thread" I see above here, either. I'll give you a clue. It's a number between 68 and 70. Yes, I'm afraid to say that number, lest it be misinterpreted.

I remember a film, a long, long, long time ago, which my brother and I were watching, both stretched out on the carpet, chin in hand, as
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... I was right. Actually, as you know, I was joking. But I went to bed thinking, Hmm, it might not be such a joke. And I suppose I can't mention the "Number of times you have posted so far in this thread" I see above here, either. I'll give you a clue. It's a number between 68 and 70. Yes, I'm afraid to say that number, lest it be misinterpreted.

I remember a film, a long, long, long time ago, which my brother and I were watching, both stretched out on the carpet, chin in hand, as you do when you're in your early teens. It was a British film, about some working-class family with a problem kid, but one of those problem kids with a heart of gold. There was a scene where the mother and her sister were sitting there, and the mother bawls the kid out for, like, (sorry, Tom), nothing at all, running his little model cars up and down the table or something, and then she says to her sister, "'E's always at it, never gives me a moment's peace," and the aunt (who, let it be said in passing, because let's consider all the criteria, doesn't have to put up with the brat day in, day out ...), says (and I even remember the exact line), "Yeah. Be rotten if 'e enjoyed 'imself, wouldn't it?" Now, being almost two years older, my brother had a firmer grip on social injustice and what-have-you, plus he was at that kind of age when you realise your parents aren't God after all, and I can remember he laughed his head off at that one.

So what's wrong with laughing? On a "Completely frivolous thread" thread? They might as well remove my post too (especially since now it's been downgraded and has no blue ribbon, because I haven't paid my dues). Whom can they possibly have offended? Seriously? I know I don't have much of a reputation for seriousness here, but I'm deadly and seriously serious about non-seriousness, given the times in which we live.

Come on!!
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P.L.F.Persio
Chris S
expressisverbis
 

Matthias Brombach  Identity Verified
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They should grant you ... Nov 11, 2020

Mervyn Henderson wrote:
I know I don't have much of a reputation for seriousness here, but I'm deadly and seriously serious about non-seriousness, given the times in which we live.

Come on!!


a year´s membership for free for all your contributions, making proz a bit less deadly serious than other threads are. Where else could you read these entertaining samples of best and true humorous English here at proz?


Chris S
P.L.F.Persio
expressisverbis
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Chris S  Identity Verified
Egyesült Királyság
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Site rules Nov 11, 2020

Matthias Brombach wrote:
Where else could you read these entertaining samples of best and true humorous English here at proz?


I dunno, the site rules and FAQs are quite entertaining after a beer or two.

But it seems clear to me that the reason PLF and EV were zapped is that once again women are getting special treatment in this industry. I demand equal rights for Mervyn.


Mervyn Henderson
P.L.F.Persio
Matthias Brombach
expressisverbis
 

Matthias Brombach  Identity Verified
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Sadek...? Nov 11, 2020

Chris S wrote:

But it seems clear to me that the reason PLF and EV were zapped is that once again women are getting special treatment in this industry. I demand equal rights for Mervyn.


... we need your sunglasses!


Mervyn Henderson
Chris S
P.L.F.Persio
expressisverbis
 

P.L.F.Persio  Identity Verified
Hollandia
Local time: 08:03
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angol - olasz
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don't know about that Nov 11, 2020

Matthias Brombach wrote:

Chris S wrote:

But it seems clear to me that the reason PLF and EV were zapped is that once again women are getting special treatment in this industry. I demand equal rights for Mervyn.


... we need your sunglasses!


Apparently, his wife Christine is predisposed to perform that sort of "Portuguese" shenanigans.


Chris S
Matthias Brombach
expressisverbis
 

Chris S  Identity Verified
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Lol Nov 11, 2020

P.L.F.Persio wrote:
Apparently, his wife Christine is predisposed to perform that sort of "Portuguese" shenanigans.

I think “going Portuguese” could catch on. Like ”going Dutch”, only a different kind of sharing.

I guess this is how cockney rhyming slang started.


P.L.F.Persio
expressisverbis
 

Matthias Brombach  Identity Verified
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Local time: 08:03
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Shhhhhhhhhhenanigans ... Nov 11, 2020

P.L.F.Persio wrote:

Apparently, his wife Christine is predisposed to perform that sort of "Portuguese" shenanigans.


... could be the hissing sound, when the air streams out of Christine, followed by a squeaky folding action somewhere ♫ on the banks of the river Nile ♫*

*credits to Madness


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Chris S
Mervyn Henderson
P.L.F.Persio
expressisverbis
 

Chris S  Identity Verified
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ROFL Nov 11, 2020

Matthias Brombach wrote:
... could be the hissing sound, when the air streams out of Christine, followed by a squeaky folding action somewhere on the banks of the river Nile.


Eww, just spaffed tea all over the monitor.


Mervyn Henderson
P.L.F.Persio
expressisverbis
 

Mervyn Henderson  Identity Verified
Spanyolország
Local time: 08:03
spanyol - angol
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Might be better ... Nov 11, 2020

... even though I know I started all this whingeing after PLF's lead, to get back to frivolity again, the kind of relatively harmless frivolity that's not going to send this thread the same way as the Diversity thread and the Cat thread.

Meanwhile, some bitter-sweet news for Ace, by the way, one of those "dogs waiting to be loved" in Battersea. I heard through the grapevine he's been taken in by a couple of skinheads cooking meth in a Clapham Junction squat. They saw him online, and
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... even though I know I started all this whingeing after PLF's lead, to get back to frivolity again, the kind of relatively harmless frivolity that's not going to send this thread the same way as the Diversity thread and the Cat thread.

Meanwhile, some bitter-sweet news for Ace, by the way, one of those "dogs waiting to be loved" in Battersea. I heard through the grapevine he's been taken in by a couple of skinheads cooking meth in a Clapham Junction squat. They saw him online, and thought he'd be ideal for guard duty. Not the best of all possible dog worlds, but nevertheless a chance for Ace. The chance to tear them both to pieces and scarper at the first opportunity to become a Dog of Fortune, living on his wits, his claws and his fangs.
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