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- Subject: Re: Announcement: The birth of Ophal Project
- From: Marc Balmer <marc@...>
- Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 18:50:50 +0200
Am 19.08.11 18:48, schrieb Graham Wakefield:
> Or the Vauxhall Nova for the Spanish-speaking world ("no va" = doesn't go...)
> On Aug 18, 2011, at 3:31 AM, Peter Pimley wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 11:23 AM, Lorenzo Donati <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I wonder how many English words mean something ugly in languages with a different origin (i.e. non-indoeuropean), say, Chinese, Japanese or Corean!
>> Famously the Toyota "MR2" sports car just-about translates phonetically to "shit" in French.
>> ("Em" - "Err" - "Deux" sounds like "Merde")
It is alway safe to drive a Landrover Defender ;)