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Re: Mistake of the Day

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Post by watchpalooza » Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:18 am

Sometimes translating from German yields surprising results…

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Post by peskydonut » Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:27 am

watchpalooza wrote:Sometimes translating from German yields surprising results…

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So what's the mistake here? You're saying that steel vaginas don't rust?
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Post by Sussa » Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:34 am

I'd like to meet the person with the vagina that dulls knives. Much respect, and more than a little fear.
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Post by pdsf » Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:32 am

Sussa wrote:
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I'd like to meet the person with the vagina that dulls knives. Much respect, and more than a little fear.
It has no character though.
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Post by The Sultan of SoWhat » Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:45 pm

Went to make some egg salad today. Cracked 2 eggs. Discovered that I hadn't cooked them previously. Oh well, fried egg isn't bad.
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Post by The Sultan of SoWhat » Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:54 pm

1959 mistake:
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Post by The Sultan of SoWhat » Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:46 pm

From The New Yorker, Jan. 1960:


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Post by ManOnTime » Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:29 pm

I absolutely adore reading things like that. That representative has the patience of a saint.
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Post by BostonCharlie » Sat Oct 09, 2021 2:01 pm

Reading The Sultan's post recalls a story of my father's. One of my brothers gave him a Rolex as a gift. Not having any experience with watches he graciously accepted it although he suspected his son was pranking him with a fake (both my Dad and brother enjoyed no-tell deadpan humor). Time comes for a trade show in Germany, and as he's boarding the plane a passenger stops him: "Sir, did you drop this?" It was the crystal from his "Rolex." In Munich, out drinking with his buddy after the show, they come upon a Rolex store. Joking around, his buddy says: "Hey, maybe they can fix your watch." So they walk in, Dad cupping the watch in his hands like a supplicant: "Could you fix this for me?" Before they could even reach the counter a clerk violently berates them and chases them out of the store. Back on the street and laughing, Dad asks his buddy, who knows German: "What did he say?" "He said: Buy another watch."
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Post by The Sultan of SoWhat » Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:48 pm

I list this as Mistake of the Day because I can't imagine a crazier product name.

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Post by pdsf » Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:10 am

Why should Rolex have all the fun?
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Post by The Sultan of SoWhat » Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:35 pm

Mistake of the Day, 1964 edition.

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