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Postby KatyBr » Sun Sep 11, 2005 5:12 pm

overheard on a a reporter on a national news broadcast re: rescue attempts in New Orleans,
"We heard that there was a gentleman who was stuck in his boat just downstream from us so we are efforting to help rescue agencies to find him".

Talk about creative speech.

any comments?

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Postby Brazilian dude » Sun Sep 11, 2005 5:22 pm

Efforting I can understand, what I can't understand is resuce.

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Postby Brazilian dude » Sun Sep 11, 2005 5:23 pm

Oh, rescue?

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Re: efforting

Postby frank » Sun Sep 11, 2005 5:58 pm

KatyBr wrote:overheard on a a reporter on a national news broadcast re: rescue attempts in New Orleans,
"We heard that there was a gentleman who was stuck in his boat just downstream from us so we are efforting to help resuce agencies to find him".


I love this kind of stuff, and i'm not even a native speaker :-).
Lovely proof that English is not a dead language!!!

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Postby KatyBr » Sun Sep 11, 2005 6:37 pm

Brazilian dude wrote:Efforting I can understand, what I can't understand is resuce.

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My danged dyslexic fingers, sigh, yup rescue, lol

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Postby Stargzer » Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:01 am

Brazilian dude wrote:Efforting I can understand . . . Brazilian dude


Yeah, I can understand it, too; what I can't understand is why. Why he said it, that is. That sounds like something that should be in the "Engrish in Asia" file of pictures that Agoraphile sent me. Examples:

For Rest Rooms,
Go back to your behind.

EMERGENCY TRAP
(Seen over an exit door)

Cola 350
Ginger Ale 350
Milk 350
Flesh Juice 400

Color Loser 500
(On a printer)

TAHITIAN NONI JUICE: EVERYONE, EVERYWHORE

FOR KEEPING THE TOILET CLEAN AND TIDY,
PLEASE DUMP AT THE DUST BIN

FRIED CRAP WITH SPICY SAUCE 14.95

A SIGHT-SEEING TOILET

WAITING WILL BE PROSECUTED


And my personal favoriteS:

BEWARE OF PEOPLE

Poisonous & Evil Rubbish
(on a trash can)


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