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April 27, 2003 6:02 PM   Subscribe

Een woord: LOL!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Carlos Quevedo (28 comments total)

 
I like Brokkenpiloot's signature: Put the pedal to the metal, and.. Let`s haul ass!!

with shadowman971's a close second: Mess with the best. Die like the rest .

Well alrighty then.
posted by Witty at 6:12 PM on April 27, 2003


On a similar note: uglyfootballers.com
posted by zsazsa at 6:16 PM on April 27, 2003


Baldrick and others from zsazsa's hilarious link. And that Lee Hendrie sure is a handsome, intelligent-looking fellow, with the look of concentration that only the finest sportsmen can achieve.
posted by Carlos Quevedo at 6:29 PM on April 27, 2003


Hahahaah deze is koel kicken

Danke Carlos!
posted by Hildago at 8:23 PM on April 27, 2003


Hildago, I know that you understand that your sentence is nonsense Dutch... but "Danke" is German, not Dutch.
posted by y at 8:33 PM on April 27, 2003


hoe krijg je eigenlijk die plaatjes boven je naam?

"At prostitute creek, we licked once the plates of a (Viet) Nam cow."

I look forward to a career as a translator for the U.N.
posted by cortex at 9:41 PM on April 27, 2003


Metafilter: we licked once the plates of a Vietnam cow.
posted by leotrotsky at 9:58 PM on April 27, 2003


Dit is echt een koele link, Kicken!!!
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 10:03 PM on April 27, 2003


Hildago, I know that you understand that your sentence is nonsense Dutch... but "Danke" is German, not Dutch.

Well, for one thing I didn't know it was Dutch, for another, I just stole that sentence from the next comment down on the thread. I just assumed it was German. Sorry if I mangled a language you love. :)
posted by Hildago at 10:50 PM on April 27, 2003


Dat was echt een linke kick, koel!
posted by ginz at 10:55 PM on April 27, 2003


Vollen auto mieten...you're volunteering to go out to get some meat? Is not necessary! Ve haf meat hier! In ze buildink!
posted by Vidiot at 11:11 PM on April 27, 2003


Vollen auto mieten... Are you hearing voices Vidiot? What are you talking about?
posted by ginz at 11:15 PM on April 27, 2003


Das Pferd steht auf dem Flur, wie immer.
posted by zerofoks at 11:44 PM on April 27, 2003


Vollen auto mieten... Are you hearing voices Vidiot? What are you talking about?

Just quoting from my favorite sitcom. ("The Germans" -- series 1, episode 6.)
posted by Vidiot at 11:54 PM on April 27, 2003


LOL zit niet een woord. LOL!!!!!!
posted by eddydamascene at 12:01 AM on April 28, 2003


ah: farty towels
One of my favourites too.
posted by ginz at 12:14 AM on April 28, 2003


All those look-alikes came from Football365. I don't know if they still do it, since I gave up reading it a while back.

(BTW, please give an indication of what the content of the link is in your front page post.)
posted by salmacis at 12:41 AM on April 28, 2003


AntiMonoglotFilter

Oh, and the Dutch word for thanks is Dank, similar to the German word danke. There are a lot of similar words between the two languages, but don't tell that to the Dutch.

"Give me back my grandfather's bicycle!"
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 1:12 AM on April 28, 2003


Hell, it goes both ways. Many Germans feel Dutch is simply a crappy dialect of German and refuse to speak it.

Honestly, I think a person with good knowledge of either language could understand someone who was speaking the other slowly and clearly (and light on the idioms) without having studied it.

I think "Danke" translates more closely to "Bedankt" or maybe "Dankje." I may have to eat my words on this, but I've never heard anybody say just "Dank."

This may also be because I live in the Netherlands now and have Dutch on the brain but I notice a hell of a lot of Dutch on the Internet for a language with relatively few speakers. Perhaps it's because the Netherlands is second most wired country in Europe per capita (PDF link) behind Iceland.

At any rate, I imagine the native Dutch speaking members of Metafilter are going to just sit back and giggle over this thread.

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posted by rocketpup at 2:58 AM on April 28, 2003


As a Dane, I find it relatively easy to read Dutch - superficially it seems to be a mix of English, German and Danish. Understanding spoken Dutch is another story altogether. (LOL!!!!!!!!)
posted by cx at 3:32 AM on April 28, 2003


What I don't understand is what is Ian Dowie doing there? Sure he gets in on looks, but this appears to be a dutch site and Dowie isn't exactly that well known in the UK.

So is Dowie that famous in Holland, and is it for his footballing skills of his pug-ugliness? Ian Dowie, big in the Netherlands. Who'd have thunk it.
posted by ciderwoman at 5:04 AM on April 28, 2003


They forgot the pic of Helena Bonham Carter in Planet of the Apes next to one of Michael Jackson.
posted by divrsional at 7:50 AM on April 28, 2003


...and is it for his footballing skills of his pug-ugliness?
So, you never saw him play then?
Use the words ' footballing skills' and 'Iain Dowie' in the same sentence down here, and be amazed at the looks of blank incomprehension...
posted by monkey closet at 8:24 AM on April 28, 2003


Wow. Now I know how all you Europeans feel when someone makes a post that's only meaningful to people in the US.
posted by vraxoin at 10:12 AM on April 28, 2003


ginz:

ah: farty towels One of my favourites too.

I think "fatty owls" better describes Metafilter.
posted by mark13 at 10:51 AM on April 28, 2003


Civil_Disobedient, LOL!!!!
that gimme back...bicycle joke is one of the best I've ever heard. I don't want to steal it...Tell the people!
posted by ubi at 2:48 PM on April 28, 2003


ubi -- Sorry I didn't explain it (I hate explaining jokes that people already get). Here's the story for those not in-the-know:

When the Germans invaded Holland in the second World War, one of worst crimes it commited against the Dutch people (of course, you should keep this in perspective) was to take their bicycles away from them (bikes are probably the most useful form of transportation among the narrow streets and flat terrain of the country). They were supposed to give them back to their owners when the war ended, but never did. This has created some resentment for older Dutch people. Combine this with the boom in the German automotive industry, and Germany's proximity with Holland, and the resentment turns to outspoken anger.

See, a lot of German tourists frequently make the mistake of trying to drive around, say, Amsterdam, and frequently get lost or go down a one-way street the wrong way. Older Dutch people took to screaming at Germans in their cars to "Give me back my bicycle!" (you can tell they're German cars because of the large 'D' sticker near the license plate). Over time, this has progressed to a general insult to Germans, but since most people are too young to remember the Nazi occupation, they scream stuff like "Give me back my grandfather's bike!" or the like.

Anyway, that's the joke.

A funny little footnote to this joke: about ten years ago, a meeting of European nations was held in Amsterdam, and all the heads of the different countries were supposed to go on this bicycle ride throughout the city. The German chancellor Helmut Kohl thought this might be in bad taste (they know the history and the joke), so he decided to walk the route instead. This gave the procession of Amsterdammers plenty of time to line the route and scream at him variations of the bike joke, such as "You owe me a bike!" and "Give me back my grandfathers bicycle, you fucking Nazi asshole!" Yet another reason to love the Dutch.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:35 PM on April 28, 2003 [17 favorites]


They forgot the pic of Helena Bonham Carter in Planet of the Apes next to one of Michael Jackson.

Better yet, Helenea Bonham Carter next to a picture of Helena Bonham Carter in Planet of the Apes.
posted by Hildago at 6:29 PM on April 28, 2003


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