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MoSe
02-05-2006, 09:04:08
Should I?

Should I point out to my italian colleagues who insint in using english terminology, that a plane is a flying aircraft, or at best a flat surface, but NOT a design, a structure, a programme????

You'd surely ROTFL at the thought of ME teaching english to someone, but hey...

don't you have too a saying like "In the land of xxx a yyy is king", where xxx/yyy = blind/oneyed or cripple/limp... ?

King_Ghidra
02-05-2006, 10:20:06
'In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king' yep we have that.

it's a quote by erasmus iirc

Funko
02-05-2006, 10:28:55
Originally posted by MoSe
Should I?

Should I point out to my italian colleagues who insint in using english terminology, that a plane is a flying aircraft, or at best a flat surface, but NOT a design, a structure, a programme????

You'd surely ROTFL at the thought of ME teaching english to someone, but hey...

don't you have too a saying like "In the land of xxx a yyy is king", where xxx/yyy = blind/oneyed or cripple/limp... ?

Hmm. A design/structure/programme? I'm not sure what you mean by that one. As a noun I can think of the following:

A level of achievement/enlightenment.
A mathematical surface.
A flying aircraft
A wing shaped element
A thing for shaving wood to make it flat.

Scabrous Birdseed
02-05-2006, 10:38:04
He means that they mixed up "plane" and "plan".

Funko
02-05-2006, 10:38:41
Aha!

I didn't understand MoSe's post. ;)

MOBIUS
02-05-2006, 10:42:47
I thought it was plain as day...:cute:

Gary
02-05-2006, 10:55:43
planer

mr_G
02-05-2006, 10:57:31
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
erasmus rotterdams proud and glory

mr_G
02-05-2006, 11:46:17
way before Drekkus o/c

JM^3
02-05-2006, 11:53:20
jesjes

but could he rap?

JM

MoSe
02-05-2006, 12:09:54
Aha... I thought the great Erasmus from Rotterdam said
"In the country of the below-sea-level, a speedbump is a mountain"

MoSe
02-05-2006, 12:11:58
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
He means that they mixed up "plane" and "plan".

yep, a "Service Engineering" (!) guy asked me for an "IP Address Plane" for a customer's network....

:rolleyes:

Japher
02-05-2006, 12:53:17
Ask him he follows the teachings of the pop.

mr_G
02-05-2006, 12:55:42
Originally posted by MoSe
Aha... I thought the great Erasmus from Rotterdam said
"In the country of the below-sea-level, a speedbump is a mountain" jesjes he said so too,
he also said that Italians visiting Rotterdam need to have a GPS system :lol: