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LoD
31-03-2006, 21:20:34
So, I finally got my Bachelor's Degree diploma two weeks ago (yaayyy). It is a nice, bilingual certificate, written in German and English.

However, I returned it the next week, requesting a replacement.

Reason?
The diploma had me listed as "Citizen of Polish".

The funny/tragic thing is, I had to actually convince the lady in the Dean's office that it's wrong - and despite her eventually accepting my request, I don't think I succeeded at that - she thought that it's an alternative, correct form.

"...but we have a certified translator!"

Rekrul
31-03-2006, 21:29:03
Did she specify what she meant by certified?

Oh, and congratulations too!

BlackCat
31-03-2006, 21:30:32
Originally posted by LoD

"...but we have a certified translator!"

Probably M$ certified :D

Venom
31-03-2006, 21:49:27
As long as they managed to use one of the correctly spelled, acceptable names for Poland and it's people, you should be happy. It could have been worse. They are Polish afterall.

LoD
31-03-2006, 22:33:01
Rekrul: probably either that the translator has an appropriate degree, or was a "sworn" translator.

And thanks for the congrats!

Venom: exactly which "they" are Polish?

Rekrul
31-03-2006, 22:34:47
I was thinking more along the lines of certified insane

LoD
31-03-2006, 22:43:25
I think the term you're looking for is not "certificate", but "diagnosis".

Chairman Yang
31-03-2006, 22:55:45
Are you going back to the motherland now, Polniy?

Venom
01-04-2006, 03:15:48
Originally posted by LoD
Rekrul: probably either that the translator has an appropriate degree, or was a "sworn" translator.

And thanks for the congrats!

Venom: exactly which "they" are Polish?

Why are you asking me? Do you think I know what I'm talking about?

Darkstar
01-04-2006, 03:17:41
"they" are everyone that is not Venom.

notyoueither
01-04-2006, 03:20:56
'They' are them who know where the socks go.

DaShi
01-04-2006, 04:09:14
Damn mail order diplommas. ;)

Congrats LoD! :beer:

notyoueither
01-04-2006, 06:49:48
I would have asked why he mailed it in from Austria.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
01-04-2006, 10:46:11
Citizen polish, always clean and shiny...

Drekkus
01-04-2006, 11:45:51
you're such a polish.


Or for people with a lisp:
STOP! THIS IS THE POLISH!

RedFred
02-04-2006, 00:30:06
:)

Congrats!

So what is the next step LoD?

Spartak@CPH
02-04-2006, 04:48:06
A duster?

Well done LoD.

Funko
03-04-2006, 09:41:39
Congratulations LoD!

MoSe
04-04-2006, 08:59:14
Polish Citizen would tho be correct, so, it's ambiguous whether they got the orthography (sp? ;)) or the syntax wrong. They might have beew wrong twice! That's definitely not a polished certificate.

MoSe
04-04-2006, 09:00:20
Originally posted by LoD
So, I finally got my Bachelor's Degree diploma two weeks ago (yaayyy). It is a nice, bilingual certificate, written in German and English.

you've got a Degree in Bilinguity???

King_Ghidra
04-04-2006, 09:41:55
I've heard of bilingual but i've never done it

LoD
07-04-2006, 00:58:42
Thanks for the congrats!

Re my plans: well, obviously being masochistic, I decided to stay here and study in a Master's Program. At the moment I have a hard time motiviating myself to learning, however ;p.

MoSe: all in all, I think it was just a template where they sticked personal data. In other words, they had something like "citizen of (country name)", which implies the lady was just bullshitting and it was her mistake, not the translator's.

Chairman Yang
08-04-2006, 00:24:48
She must've been too scared of retribution too admit it was her fault. Everyone knows all poles have connections to massive organised crime networks.

MoSe
10-04-2006, 10:22:23
"all poles have connections to massive organs"
:eek:


:nervous:

LoD
10-04-2006, 12:44:04
Well, male Poles. Although I can only vouch for myself.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
10-04-2006, 12:58:50
I think you may have slightly misunderstood the girls' references to a "massive pole".