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From: "Herbert Pötzl" <>
To: Dick Streefland <>
Subject: Re: [OT] Re: Euro-English
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 16:19:13 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 10:39:05AM -0000, Dick Streefland wrote:
> Maciej Soltysiak <> wrote:
> | Yes, but try going skiing to the Alps. Checkout French, Austrian, Italian
> | side glaciers. And try to get any response more correct than "we pipl buys
> | tickets, ski lift not works", and so on.
> It depends on the part of Europe. Not incidentally, in the countries
> you mention, all foreign content shown on televison and in movie
> theaters is dubbed. In other countries such as the Scandinavian
> countries, The Netherlands and Belgium, almost everything is
> sub-titled. I think there is a direct relation between dubbing and the
> lack of English language skills.

hmm, there is a joke in Austria, where some
obviously polyglot person asks two natives in
several languages for directions ... and gets
no answer at all, when he has left, one of
the natives says to the other: "have you
heard how many languages he spoke?", and the
other replies: "yeah sure, but did it do him
any good?"

so not everybody capable of speaking english
will do so ...


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  reply	other threads:[~2003-08-07 14:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-08-05 23:33 Euro-English Mike Fedyk
2003-08-06  0:14 ` Euro-English Gene Heskett
2003-08-06  0:49   ` [OT] Euro-English Mike Fedyk
2003-08-06  9:16   ` Euro-English Maciej Soltysiak
2003-08-06 23:14     ` Euro-English jw schultz
2003-08-06 23:45       ` Euro-English Mike Fedyk
2003-08-07  0:37       ` Euro-English Timothy Miller
2003-08-07 10:16       ` [OT] Euro-English Maciej Soltysiak
2003-08-07 10:39         ` Dick Streefland
2003-08-07 14:19           ` Herbert Pötzl [this message]
2003-08-08  1:01           ` Clemens Schwaighofer
2003-08-08 10:50             ` Maciej Soltysiak
2003-08-08 12:10               ` Marcus Metzler
2003-08-09  0:55               ` Jamie Lokier
2003-08-06  2:06 ` Euro-English Valdis.Kletnieks

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