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Post by sport! » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:00 am

Maybe Rory has one or two of these to contribute:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/6054726.stm
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Post by Richard Ruck » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:18 am

:lol:

Good stuff!

I wish I could remember some examples of Japanese English, too. They love to make up slogans to write on clothing, shopping bags etc., regardless their meaning (or lack of meaning).

I used to work with a Japanese girl who used to wear a coat bearing the words "We are brave, because you need, for her great battler".

She seemed quite proud of it........
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Post by Ruthie-Baby » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:40 am

the blood-condensed friendship pavilion sounds interesting...
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Post by Scone Lover » Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:43 pm

That has to be the most amazing notice I have ever been so utterly confused by!

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Post by Ruthie-Baby » Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:54 pm

oh yes

I've got a pic of people playing basketball with a post that has a sign on it saying "no ball games" on my MySpace profile... I took it in Balham...

but that's impressive!
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Post by Scone Lover » Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:28 pm

That reminds me of the joker who stole a council "No Ball Games Allowed" poster and stuck it to the back gate of a monastery!

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Post by Ruthie-Baby » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:42 pm

excellent!

hope they obeyed it!
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Post by Scone Lover » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:49 pm

Are you kidding? The amount of self abuse lectures we got in Catholic school before I went to CH. Man the way they went on, they must have been experts on the subject.

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Post by mr tall » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:00 pm

Just go to

http://www.engrish.com

endless hours of fun!

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Post by Scone Lover » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:03 pm

Thank you so much for that. I am really enjoying the site

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Post by sejintenej » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:43 pm

Scone Lover wrote:That reminds me of the joker who stole a council "No Ball Games Allowed" poster and stuck it to the back gate of a monastery!
There is plenty of humour sprinkled throughout the book. One lecturer was known for his Spoonerisms and faux pas. One time, being given the honour of kicking the first ball of the football season, he said the compulsory prayer and made a short speech to the cassocked spectators. Saying how privileged he felt, he continued, "I would be happy to kick all your balls off, whenever you want." The author comments: "It wouldn't have mattered. We didn't need them." http://www.sof-in-australia.org/thepriestfactory.htm


Chris Geraghty, the author of, and a teacher at "The Priest Factory" later learned to use them to good effect (I assume) and also likes a tinnie or ten.
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Post by sejintenej » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:47 pm

Scone Lover wrote:Are you kidding? The amount of self abuse lectures we got in Catholic school before I went to CH. Man the way they went on, they must have been experts on the subject.
they truly were ........

......... the [catholic] church was an old hag, without make-up, thin, dry hair, drab clothes, without jewels. She was a wrinkled spinster intent on preserving her virtue, with thin, pursed lips and full of suspicion... Our church in Australia was still wearing her chastity belt, long after the barbarians had lost interest.
http://www.sof-in-australia.org/thepriestfactory.htm

and that from a teacher of Catholic priests!
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Post by Scone Lover » Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:50 am

See what I mean

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Post by Ruthie-Baby » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:08 am

Ooh it's all got a bit theological for me

loved the site though, thanks
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Post by Scone Lover » Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:35 pm

Well if you ever want to hear a truely terrible joke, just ask a Catholic priest. I dont know where they get them from but they are always bad

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