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C.G.B. Spender
08-08-2007, 07:08:38
How they work.

Here's are two classic

1. Elevator Action

"Es ist verboten, Personen in Aufzügen zu befördern, in denen das Mitfahren von Personen verboten ist"


like
"It's prohibited to transport people in elevators when transportation of people is prohibited"

Sign in an elevator in the house where I lived (and it was allowed to transport people in there)

and

2. Stevie Wonder's dilemma

"Für angenehmes und sicheres Arbeiten mit der Tastatur lesen Sie das Handbuch für angenehmes und sicheres Arbeiten"

like "For comfortable and reliable handling of this keyboard read the manual for comfortable and reliable handling"

Label on computer keyboard. The sticker was irritatingly big and red

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-08-2007, 07:34:19
MITfahren ist verboten, nicht Fahren insgesamt.

Lesen Sie gefälligst was wirklich verboten ist bevor Sie hier rummosern, Sie!

C.G.B. Spender
08-08-2007, 07:35:28
Ohnefahren ist erlaubt?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-08-2007, 08:03:58
Klar. Obenohne, Untenohne....

Drekkus
08-08-2007, 11:39:26
"For comfortable and reliable handling of this keyboard read the manual for comfortable and reliable handling"

In the US that would probably say:
"For safe, comfortable and reliable handling of this keyboard read the manual for comfortable and reliable handling"

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-08-2007, 11:42:34
"Never ingest keyboard"

Drekkus
08-08-2007, 11:45:22
"The 'insert' button does in no way imply inserting the keyboard, either by oneself or any other person or creature."

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-08-2007, 11:49:38
"Not safe with badgers"

C.G.B. Spender
08-08-2007, 11:53:43
http://www.isi.edu/~johnh/ABOUT/FEATURES/WARNING/skeyboard1.png

C.G.B. Spender
08-08-2007, 11:54:06
http://www.isi.edu/~johnh/ABOUT/FEATURES/WARNING/skeyboard2.png

Drekkus
08-08-2007, 11:54:41
Repetitive Strain Injury is a major disease in Holland. Just in Holland though...

C.G.B. Spender
08-08-2007, 11:55:13
That's what I did find beneath my keyboard

Drekkus
08-08-2007, 11:57:24
Why are you hiding beneath your keyboard?

C.G.B. Spender
08-08-2007, 11:58:36
I'm writing a subroutine

Drekkus
08-08-2007, 12:01:25
sounds repetitive