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Previously on "A second referendum"

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  • Zigenare
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    Originally posted by Scruff View Post
    !!אשתו של גרג הזקן נמצאת בכנסייה
    Unfortunately she isn't kneeling before his coffin!

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  • Scruff
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    !!אשתו של גרג הזקן נמצאת בכנסייה

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  • Mordac
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    Originally posted by jamesbrown View Post
    On foreign languages, it's very like me to be wrong. I lived in Amsterdam for several years and I could probably count on two hands the number of Dutch words I know. Coincidentally, most of them involve Old Greg's wife too.
    The Dutch speak better English than most English people (and all Scots & Welsh). Coincidentally, OG's wife tried working in Amsterdam for a while, but someone kept drawing the curtains...

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  • NotAllThere
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    Originally posted by Old Greg View Post
    'de' before a vowel is incorrect.
    Nope. For a name pronounced in the English fashion, there is no elide. "... de 'Old Greg'..." you see.

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  • jamesbrown
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    Originally posted by darmstadt View Post
    Not like you to be wrong?
    On foreign languages, it's very like me to be wrong. I lived in Amsterdam for several years and I could probably count on two hands the number of Dutch words I know. Coincidentally, most of them involve Old Greg's wife too.

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  • darmstadt
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    Old Gregs Fraa is e Hündin inde Kirsch.

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  • Old Greg
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    Originally posted by jamesbrown View Post
    NAT has corrected my rudimentary Franglais.
    'de' before a vowel is incorrect.

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  • darmstadt
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    Originally posted by jamesbrown View Post
    NAT has corrected my rudimentary Franglais.
    Not like you to be wrong?

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  • NotAllThere
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    And once more, in dialect. "Old Gregs Frau isch e Hündin i dr Kirche." Not so different. It's a bit like speaking High German with a Brummie accent.

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  • jamesbrown
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    Originally posted by Old Greg View Post
    NAT has corrected my rudimentary Franglais.

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  • Old Greg
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    Originally posted by jamesbrown View Post
    La femme d'Old Greg est une chienne d'église. Something like that, right?

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  • darmstadt
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    Originally posted by Mordac View Post
    Not bitter in the slightest, I don't enjoy living in hotels, no matter where they might be. About a month is my absolute limit. I am slightly annoyed that it's so much easier for EU citizens to work in the UK than it is for UK citizens to work in most of the EU.
    I can work anywhere in the EU with absolutely no problems even when using my UK passport although it's much more convenient and politically better to use the German one....

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  • NotAllThere
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    Originally posted by jamesbrown View Post
    La femme du Old Greg est un chien d'église. Something like that, right?
    La femme de Old Greg est une chienne dans l'église.
    Old Gregs Frau ist eine Hündin in der Kirche.

    While you can get a job only speaking English in Switzerland, you've a far better of chance of staying in work if you speak the local language. I already speak French and German - now I'm learning the local dialect. It can be a bit weird. The word for wristwatch is Gellereti - from the French "Quelle heure et-il?".

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  • Mordac
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    Originally posted by jamesbrown View Post
    La femme du Old Greg est un chien d'église. Something like that, right?
    Close enough. You are Rene Descartes and I claim my €5...

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  • jamesbrown
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    Originally posted by Mordac View Post
    "the dog is in the church" in French
    La femme du Old Greg est un chien d'église. Something like that, right?

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