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Up Front: I Don't Think it Means What You Think it Means

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  • Paul Rowe,

    Your are now the In-Crowd Police, have a badge with that

    we're the sweeney, son, and we haven't had any dinner

    Lake Roxburgh, Central Ot… • Since Nov 2006 • 574 posts Report Reply

  • st ephen,

    Sometimes timing is all. On a work trip to the UK one of the office lads picked me up from the airport and hit me with a couple of minutes of evidently good-natured but nonetheless incomprehensible gibberish. There was a moments silence as we looked at each other then he said:

    "I'll get me coat".

    A year later NZ got The Fast Show, and I discovered that it wasn't just jet-lag and a Brummie accent that had stumped me.

    dunedin • Since Jul 2008 • 254 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition.

    It's all I've got.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Michael Savidge,

    'I've fallen and I can't get up'

    I tripped and I can't get down.

    Somewhere near Wellington… • Since Nov 2006 • 324 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Your speaking in riddles, Giovanni.

    It doesn't mean what you think it means.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    I don't think you know what I mean.

    I get that a lot.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Giovanni, you can stop doing the silly walks now, if you wish.

    I can't watch the video right now, I'll have to get back to you.
    We were actually Monty Python deprived, as kids, on account of the fact they never dubbed the Flying Circus into Italian. A (kiwi) friend assures me that they are much funnier in Czech, a piece of info I've always taken with a large piece of rock salt. But perhaps he's right.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    A (kiwi) friend assures me that they are much funnier in Czech

    Czech? You should hear them in German

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • JohnAmiria,

    Crikey - how do they do the Hilter sketches in German?

    hither and yon • Since Aug 2008 • 215 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Carefully. :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19743 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    Crikey - how do they do the Hilter sketches in German?

    I once saw the 'Don't Mention the War' episode of Fawlty Towers at a Picton Backpackers full of Germans.

    They took it very well, considering. More bemused than amused though.

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    because...


    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • Isabel Hitchings,

    I once saw the 'Don't Mention the War' episode of Fawlty Towers at a Picton Backpackers full of Germans.

    They took it very well, considering. More bemused than amused though.

    I remember that playing while we had a german exchange student living with us. My "sister" was fine with it and thought it was at least a little funny but the truly hilarious thing (at least from a 17 year old view point) was the contortions my mother went through trying to stop her from watching it

    I don't tend to go for the pop culture quotes too much having a not-too-reliable memory for such things and a fear of misquoting foolishly but I was once very successfully picked up with a Hitchhikers-guide reference.

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2007 • 719 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    <>quote>I was once very successfully picked up with a Hitchhikers-guide reference.</quote>

    Was it 'is this guy boring you..."?

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Isabel Hitchings,

    Was it 'is this guy boring you..."?

    Why yes it was - how did you guess?

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2007 • 719 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    I was going to pick: 'It must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.'

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Why yes it was - how did you guess?

    Cause that'd go a long way to working on me.

    Could I also have a decent stab at the pick-up-er?

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Isabel Hitchings,

    Could I also have a decent stab at the pick-up-er?

    I'd give you three guesses but that'd be a waste of two of 'em.

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2007 • 719 posts Report Reply

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