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#1136 - 04/05/00 05:57 AM translation
hello, my name is Michela and i'm writing fron italy. i'm translating a book about marketing and i've found a couple of references i can't find anywhere. these are:
-Rodney Dangerfield: i understood from the context it means something that no-one considers, is it correct?
-what is a Prefessor of the Practice in a business school? practice of what?
#1137 - 04/05/00 12:57 PM Re: translation
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Hello, Michela. I have no idea about business schools, but
Rondey Dangerfield is a guy who some people think is a
comedian. He has a line that has become widely known,
through ads on TV, etc. He says, looking around plaintively, " I can't get no respect".
#1138 - 04/05/00 04:04 PM Re: translation
Loc: this too shall pass
::tugging on tie while looking around plaintively::
I don't get no respect. I joined Gambler's Anonymous. They gave me two to one I don't make it.
I don't get no respect. I called Suicide Prevention. They tried to talk me into it.
I don't get no respect. I told my psychiatrist I got suicidal tendencies. He said from now on I have to pay in advance.
I tell ya I get no respect from anyone. I bought a cemetary plot. The guy said, "There goes the neighborhood!"
I get no respect at all. I donated to a sperm bank. Now I'm the father of three puppies.
Hope this helps!
#1139 - 04/16/00 02:48 PM translation
Loc: Bellingham, WA USA
Leaps tall buildings in a single bound
Is more powerful than a locomotive
Is faster than a speeding bullet
Walks on water
Talks with God
Leaps short buildings in a single bound
Is more powerful than a switch engine
I faster than a speeding BB
Walks on water if the sea is calm
Talks with God if special request is approved
Executive Vice President
Leaps short buildings with a running start and favorable winds
Is almost as powerful as a switch engine
Can fire a speeding bullet
Walks on water in an indoor swimming pool
Is occasionally addressed by God
Barely clears a Quonset hut
Loses tug-of-war with a locomotive
Can sometimes handle a gun without inflicting self injury
Talks to animals
Makes high marks on the wall when trying to leap buildings
Is run over by a locomotive
Is not issued ammunition
Talks to walls
Runs into buildings
Recognizes a locomotive two out of three times
Wets himself with a water pistol
Can't stay afloat without a life preserver
Mumbles to himself
Lifts Buildings and walks under them
Kicks locomotives off the tracks
Catches speeding bullets in her teeth
Freezes water with a glance
She is God.......
(I don't know who originally put this piece together but it appeared on our bulletin board during Secretaries Week and I thought it might help you define the characters in your business journal....Si?
#1140 - 04/17/00 10:52 AM Re: translation
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
This is hysterical! Thanks for posting!
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