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Eel filled hovercraft translations

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Eel filled hovercraft translations

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Postby Bink333 » June 13th, 2018, 2:34 pm

http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/hovercraft.htm

A curious yet essentially useful page that can help anyone with translating an ever so useful phrase into many, many languages. Some of these even provide links for you to hear how the phrase should be properly spoken within the language required.

It is, quite possibly, the most useful page on the internet.

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Re: Eel filled hovercraft translations

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Postby stewamax » June 15th, 2018, 3:41 pm

Gracious - there is even a language called Tok Pisin.
I assume they aren't toking...

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Re: Eel filled hovercraft translations

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Postby XFool » July 10th, 2018, 10:37 am

I dunno why (well I think I might!), but for some reason recently my mind has been echoing with a possible replacement for this time honoured phrase: "My hovercraft is full of eels."

So may I have the temerity to suggest one myself? I'd like to offer up: "My unicorn has fallen overboard."

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Re: Eel filled hovercraft translations

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Postby AleisterCrowley » July 10th, 2018, 11:09 am

The original (?) useful phrase was;
"My postillion has been struck by lightning"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_postil ... _lightning

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Re: Eel filled hovercraft translations

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Postby Watis » July 10th, 2018, 11:12 am

Or maybe: My Ministers are resigning'.

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