Lets do the time warp again.

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Lets do the time warp again.

Post by Ragnar » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:51 am

O.K. Here is one even I fell foul of last week.

Anyone ever coming to Germany, or making an appointment with a German should note.

When a German, on say Monday, sais I will meet you next Saturday. What does he mean?

Na!every day of this week does not count. SOOO What he actualy means is "A week Saturday".

Now time. Halb vier, (half four), does NOT mean "Half PAST four, but "Half TO four". I.e "Half past three

So. Germany is possibly the only place in the world where you can turn up an hour late and a week early all at the same time.

(Don't even THINK about what could happen if you get told "next year!!!!")

And the trouble is, it does NOT apply to all Germans. you MAY catch one who actualy means the time he sais as YOU understand it! #-o

"It's astounding, time is fleeting...."

(Advice. ALWAYS ask for time in the 24 hour clock system and Which DATE do we mean.)

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Re: Lets do the time warp again.

Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:21 am

Oh dear... Let's hope it wasn't a very important appointment.
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Post by Ragnar » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:06 pm

LUCKILY Lisa neede to telephone the people on the morning we were already to go.

We had been invited to a party "next Saturday". Tja. THIS Saturday it is.

BUT, I got to eat the honey and almond muffins she had made AND lick the bowl afterwards!! :-D

AND she is making more for THIS week. Can not believe my luck! \:D/

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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:52 pm

That's fantastic! I guess it works out for the best, especially when you make RHPS references :lol:
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Re: Lets do the time warp again.

Post by Dark Waters » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:59 am

Gotta love RHPS. Time Warp was my High School's theme song. Yep - Weird School. :badgrin:
I'm living in the Shadows and the Night,
Wrapped in warm darkness, safe and sure.
My Path shines by the Moon's fragile light,
It frees my Mind and keeps my Heart pure.

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Re: Lets do the time warp again.

Post by Ragnar » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:16 am

Heres another one;

"Fünf nach dreviertel vier"

Five past three quarters to four.

In English, 10 to 4.

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Re: Lets do the time warp again.

Post by white_harmony » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:04 am

Man, that just screws with my head ... Especially at 5am lol. You have my deepest sympathies trying to work out the time over there! lol
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Post by Ragnar » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:13 am

Now imagine you are trying to take a statement, where every second difference can be jumped all over by the defence council! #-o

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Post by forgotten oceans » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:29 pm

Wow.... How does anyone get anything done over there? :-?
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Re: Lets do the time warp again.

Post by Ragnar » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:25 pm

Very carefully.

Then the world asks why we are so pedantic.

We HAVE to be, or we would never meet anyone. :lol:

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