Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09.06.2015, 15:04
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Geneva
Posts: 1,043
Groaned at 15 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 1,217 Times in 542 Posts
neddy has an excellent reputationneddy has an excellent reputationneddy has an excellent reputationneddy has an excellent reputation
Had to laugh

Last years ice hockey shop catalogue proudly shouted "Bloody Prices!".
I e-mailed them & said they were misusing the phrase - it means horribly expensive. The reply from the manager was "I speak English" so I explained actually bloody is a swear word & backed it up with Wiki definition.
This years catalogue now says "Exclusive Deals".
Much better!


Attached Thumbnails
had-laugh-chip.jpg  
Reply With Quote
The following 6 users would like to thank neddy for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 09.06.2015, 15:09
newtoswitz's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rapperswil
Posts: 1,158
Groaned at 15 Times in 13 Posts
Thanked 1,310 Times in 596 Posts
newtoswitz has a reputation beyond reputenewtoswitz has a reputation beyond reputenewtoswitz has a reputation beyond reputenewtoswitz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Had to laugh

I like their understanding of plurals.

Would a pair cost me 260?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09.06.2015, 15:13
AbFab's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Zürich
Posts: 6,501
Groaned at 304 Times in 201 Posts
Thanked 8,080 Times in 2,887 Posts
AbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Had to laugh

"Even cheaper than you can be in Germany" would have definitely shifted some merchandise...
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I had to laugh Busby Other/general 2 01.10.2014 14:02
German Singer had unprotected sex without telling her partners she had aids PlantHead International affairs/politics 7 26.12.2012 12:04
something to make you smile/laugh Phil_MCR General off-topic 4 25.05.2011 15:23
Is it too early to laugh about Maddie? hugh_abu General off-topic 27 02.11.2007 18:17


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:40.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0