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Old 23.04.2010, 14:50
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and need we discuss ( getting all the fannies out )
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Old 23.04.2010, 14:57
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My wife always used to wonder why so many eateries and pies shops were named Fannies' this, or Fanny's that or what have you, but was too appalled to ask.

We had a similar conversation around the correct name of the "Fanny Pack" as it used to be called in the US. I don't use that term anymore.

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In addition, one of my daughter's best friends is called Fanny.
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Old 23.04.2010, 14:58
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A German friend of mine was learning Swedish. There are two words in Swedish that sound quite similar, samtal (conversation) and samlag (intercourse). Now, you can imagine the result if one wants to compliment a female friend during a dinner party and to tell everybody, what a nice long interesting conversation he had with this girl eariler...
Talking of Swedish, my wife's name sounds awfully like the Swedish for "f ucking", I believe, Knulla.
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Old 23.04.2010, 15:16
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Re: embarrassing moments as an adult.

When we first moved from Europe to New Zealand, my parents were invited to a neighbourhood barbecue. The invite said 'bring a plate' and being new to the country and the custom, we thought...."must be lots of people coming to someone's house who doesn't have a lot of plates". So we took a big stack of them....... without anything on them of course.....
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Old 23.04.2010, 15:17
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But did you go as far as Wankdorf?
Edit: and funnily enough, I currently work in Bumpliz and will soon move to a new job in Wankdorf.
I love driving past that sign.
I giggle every time.
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Old 23.04.2010, 15:23
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I love driving past that sign.
I giggle every time.
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I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who has a good chuckle about this...
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Old 23.04.2010, 15:40
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When we first moved from Europe to New Zealand, my parents were invited to a neighbourhood barbecue. The invite said 'bring a plate' and being new to the country and the custom, we thought...."must be lots of people coming to someone's house who doesn't have a lot of plates". So we took a big stack of them....... without anything on them of course.....
Ha ha ha you daft bat
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Old 23.04.2010, 15:49
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I love driving past that sign.
I giggle every time.
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And is the home of the Young Boys.....
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Old 23.04.2010, 16:02
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Ha ha ha you daft bat
Hey... how do you know my nickname....
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Old 28.04.2010, 09:44
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When we first moved from Europe to New Zealand, my parents were invited to a neighbourhood barbecue. The invite said 'bring a plate' and being new to the country and the custom, we thought...."must be lots of people coming to someone's house who doesn't have a lot of plates". So we took a big stack of them....... without anything on them of course.....
LOL thanks for that just made my morning
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I think the silliest moment I have had recently is when I wrote an e-mail to customer, we had been having some technical problems and I was getting a little irritated with them. Of course one must remain professional at all times, but I didn't check my mail before I sent it and ended up writing at the end of the mail, "war greetings" instead of "warm greetings". It was actually appropriate given the circumstances but not what I intended! I also asked someone if they would like a roaming connection with King Kong when I actually meant Hong Kong.....
Years ago I sent a woman in AOL Customer Service department a request for something.
I sent the email from some web account without spell check and had accidentally typed, "if you could help me, I would be very greatfuk."
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Old 07.03.2012, 15:05
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Let's face it - any place using the word "Fahrt" raises a titter, no?
My Brit colleague learning german and she knew the meaning of angenehme in German, when there was an announcement in SBB trains "angenehme fahrt", she laughed like crazy..
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Re: embarrassing moments as an adult.

A few weeks ago I did a stretch-yawn at my desk and while my mouth was open my stomach decided it was a good time to let a burp out.

I work in an open-space. Yeah.
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Old 07.03.2012, 15:33
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Re: embarrassing moments as an adult.

I met a lady in my village, and the next thing she was on to me. She works, I do not work.
She asked if I can drive her child here, there...etc. I did say no politely.

Then she wrote me an email, asking for same favours, to drive her child here, there...
I just got my new Iphone (and DID NOT get the book for dummies with it ), so I basically wanted to forward the email to my Better Half, but by accident replied directly to her (and no, I am not 70yrs old!, normally I can handle a phone and pc)..
So, I by accident replied: 'And just like I told you, look at this stupid woman. Asking me again to do run her errands. She should do her own job, its her child...I do not even know her or her child and she is pawning him off onto me.'

Well...I realised my mistake to late, BUT never heard from her again and actually afterwards did not feel anything, since it was the truth..

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