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    The latest word to enter the German language..

    BBC News - English rude word enters German language

    Had a good chuckle at this one.

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    nice laugh for a crap morning!

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    A bit like the cod-Deutsche for windscreen wiper - Flipnflappenshittenshifters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    A bit like the cod-Deutsche for windscreen wiper - Flipnflappenshittenshifters.
    Ahaha that just made my morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    A bit like the cod-Deutsche for windscreen wiper - Flipnflappenshittenshifters.
    I want to believe..
    Reminds me of Flammenwerfers.. THIS IS MY FLAMMENWERFER. IT WERFS FLAMMENS.

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    Blinkenlights

    Found in many a computer room
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    Attention! People looking!
    The computer isn't for poking with fingers or grabbing with yer' mitts. It can easily snap springs, blow a fuse or spark and pop popcorn. It isn't to be used by idiots. The rubber-necked [?] must keep their cotton-picking hands in their pockets, relax, and watch the blinking lights.

    Do I win?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman_again View Post
    Found in many a computer room
    blinkenlights_poster_1_centered.jpg

    If I can... I'm sticking that on the wall in my office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    The rubber-necked [?] ...
    I'm guessing its another way of saying people of a curious nature. Like the people who seemingly must turn their heads to gawk at an accident on the opposite carriageway of a motorway (rubbernecking), despite holding others up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman_again View Post
    Found in many a computer room
    blinkenlights_poster_1_centered.jpg
    It's years since I have seen that one... thanks for the reminder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shielder View Post
    I'm guessing its another way of saying people of a curious nature. Like the people who seemingly must turn their heads to gawk at an accident on the opposite carriageway of a motorway (rubbernecking), despite holding others up.
    Oh, I know that.. the [?] was to signify I had no idea what Sichtseeren might have been.
    Maybe 'Sightseeing'? Like noseying around? Looking it up would be no fun, though xP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    Looking it up would be no fun, though xP
    Especially as it's not a real word.

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    Rubbernecken sichtseeren = rubber-necking sightseers (I.e. nosey parkers who have come to gawp)


    ... as any student of O Level German with a scraped grade C from the 1980s can tell you

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman_again View Post
    Found in many a computer room
    blinkenlights_poster_1_centered.jpg
    My translation:

    Attention! All readers!

    The computer-machine is not for finger-poking and grabbing with your mits. It's easy to snap the springy bits, blow fuses and pop corks with lots of sparks. It is not for operation by idiots. Rubber-necking sightseers must keep their hands in their pockets; relax and watch the flashing lights.

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