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(News.com.au)   Actual headline: "Army left fake bombs in hire car returned to Sydney's airport." Pretty sure it's English   (news.com.au) divider line 61
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2013-01-07 12:17:58 PM
Left, fake, and hire....verbs or not?
 
2013-01-07 12:22:24 PM
Google Translate failure?
 
2013-01-07 12:32:02 PM
In England and Australia you don't rent a car when you travel you 'Hire' it
 
2013-01-07 12:53:08 PM
www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com

Seriously, who hires root beer anyway?
 
2013-01-07 12:53:41 PM

fmcgalaxie500: In England and Australia you don't rent a car when you travel you 'Hire' it


This amuses me to no end as an American because of the connotation of the word hire in American English. I can just imagine Mr. Accord going home to his wife, Civic, and his kids, Fit and CRX, showing them the big paycheck he made that day when the nice businessman hired him for the day to take him back and forth between the hotel and the airport.
 
2013-01-07 01:32:37 PM
We should call it a Chuzzwozzle.
 
2013-01-07 01:39:07 PM
I'm going to go ahead and say that Subby's questionable comprehnsion is based off the fact that language in the U.S. needs fixed.
 
2013-01-07 01:41:27 PM
Subby is a tard.
 
2013-01-07 01:43:55 PM

barefoot in the head: I'm going to go ahead and say that Subby's questionable comprehnsion is based off the fact that language in the U.S. needs fixed.


I'm sure someone's fixin' to do something about that.
 
2013-01-07 01:46:16 PM
It didn't take very long for me to translate that a "hire car" is what americans call a "rental". Much the same way that an elevator is a "lift" in England.

Anyway... This actually does seem like a bit of a cause for concern. Not because the training guys were dumb enough to leave one of their props behind (although that was stupid), but the fact that said prop went undiscovered for 2 weeks. You'd think that the agency would have inspected the return much earlier than that!
 
2013-01-07 01:50:06 PM
Poor subby! let me translate that for you:

"Army left fake bombs in rental car returned to Sydney's airport."

There, all Americanized for you!

Seriously, though, why does that one word being different make people want to point and laugh? Is it really so horrible that people in other parts of the world have different idioms? I'm an American, and I understood the headline perfectly without any need of assistance, thank you very much.

Subby, please stop perpetuating the idea that Americans are dumb.
 
2013-01-07 01:50:34 PM
Maybe subby is French. I have heard that the French have a lot of problems with the Austrian language..
 
2013-01-07 01:51:11 PM
a gurl wuz walkin2 skewl wit her bf an dey wer crossin da rode.

she sed "bbz will u luv me 4evr"

he sed "NO..."
...

da gurl cryed N ran across da rode b4 da green man came on da sine.

boy wuz cryin n went to pic up her body.

she was died.

he wispered 2 her corps "I ment 2 sey i will luv u FIVE-ever..." (dat meen he luv her moar than 4evr)

xxx~*...LIK DIS IF U CRY EVRY TIME...*~xxx
 
2013-01-07 01:51:25 PM
i read bombs as boobs.  you know you did too.
 
2013-01-07 01:53:38 PM
Heh, back in the '80s my National Guard unit emplaced a dummy minefield on the slopes of Mount Shasta, with all the documentation necessary for later removal of said minefield. Then we lost the documentation. So in 20 years or so, I expect to read about all the mines found by a logging crew, that creates a great panic and causes many sharted lumberjack flood-pants. I hope I get the greenlight when it hits FARK.
 
2013-01-07 01:54:38 PM
Hire car? Do they hire apartments too? Oh sorry, "flats". Do they also hire DVDs?

/How'bout you hire a farking English teacher
 
2013-01-07 02:00:11 PM

abhorrent1: Hire car? Do they hire apartments too? Oh sorry, "flats". Do they also hire DVDs?

/How'bout you hire a farking English teacher


Sorry, subs, I forgot. Americans are stupid.

/wonders if it is too late to declare myself an independent nation.
 
2013-01-07 02:00:12 PM
Farking Austrian, how does it work?
 
2013-01-07 02:00:40 PM
s1.pokazywarka.pl
/oblig
 
2013-01-07 02:05:14 PM
That's not English. It's Austrailian.

theyearofbeer.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-07 02:05:49 PM

Moriel: abhorrent1: Hire car? Do they hire apartments too? Oh sorry, "flats". Do they also hire DVDs?

/How'bout you hire a farking English teacher

Sorry, subs, I forgot. Americans are stupid.

/wonders if it is too late to declare myself an independent nation.


Not at all, just prepare to be invaded and annexed.
 
2013-01-07 02:07:26 PM
FTA: The fake bombs were found by cleaners at Hertz rental cars about a fortnight after the car was returned to the airport.


Yes, yes. But did they find the bombs before of after evenfall?
 
2013-01-07 02:09:39 PM

Moriel: abhorrent1: Hire car? Do they hire apartments too? Oh sorry, "flats". Do they also hire DVDs?

/How'bout you hire a farking English teacher

Sorry, subs, I forgot. Americans are stupid.

/wonders if it is too late to declare myself an independent nation.


images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-07 02:11:53 PM
It never ceases to amuse me when my wife talks about someone "hiring a flat" or "hire a car for the weekend"

Well, actually, it has ceased to amuse me, mostly. I dont know why I used that phrase. Im used to it now. Maybe a slight vetigal amusement?

But it USED to amuse me greatly.

But it's just one of those things. In Britishese, "Hire" is used for inanimate objects, unlike in American, where it is mostly reserved for people performing tasks, and "rent" is mostly used for inanimate objects or spaces.

\Also her weird british use of the verb tense "it will be" to actually mean "it is.... right now" as in "Is that the post office? Ah yes, it will be. It has a flag.."
 
2013-01-07 02:13:00 PM

durbnpoisn: Anyway... This actually does seem like a bit of a cause for concern. Not because the training guys were dumb enough to leave one of their props behind (although that was stupid), but the fact that said prop went undiscovered for 2 weeks. You'd think that the agency would have inspected the return much earlier than that!


How many times did they rent that vehicle out to members of the public during the two weeks between when the army guys had it and the "cleaners" at the rental agency actually did any cleaning?
 
2013-01-07 02:19:40 PM

Fark Reddit or bust: a gurl wuz walkin2 skewl wit her bf an dey wer crossin da rode.

she sed "bbz will u luv me 4evr"

he sed "NO..."
...

da gurl cryed N ran across da rode b4 da green man came on da sine.

boy wuz cryin n went to pic up her body.

she was died.

he wispered 2 her corps "I ment 2 sey i will luv u FIVE-ever..." (dat meen he luv her moar than 4evr)

xxx~*...LIK DIS IF U CRY EVRY TIME...*~xxx


gurl stops meking out n asks boi to get poptartz.
he dus.
den gurl teks deep breff. den gurl sais "bf i am pregnent will u stay ma bf" n he seys "no".
gurl iz hertbrokn. ///3
gurl cried n runz awaii from boi wiffout eatin poptart n she has low blood suga so she folls.
boi runs ova 2 her.
she ded 333333333
boi crie "i sed i no b ur bf...cuz i wona b ur husband!"
he screems n frows poptart @ wol....a bootiful diomand ring wus insyd.
*** LIK DIS IF U CRY EVERTIM***
 
2013-01-07 02:22:51 PM

DanZero: [www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com image 394x380]

Seriously, who hires root beer anyway?


Maybe it was meant to mean Hi-Res... ya know.. like HD Root Beer. "whoa, the foam on this glass is so amazingly clear, is this 1080p soda?"
 
2013-01-07 02:24:17 PM
Moriel:

"Poor subby! let me translate that for you:
"Subby, please stop perpetuating the idea that Americans are dumb."

This might be a lost cause.

See: florida
 
2013-01-07 02:26:04 PM

Mixolydian Master: Fark Reddit or bust: a gurl wuz walkin2 skewl wit her bf an dey wer crossin da rode.
...
he wispered 2 her corps "I ment 2 sey i will luv u FIVE-ever..." (dat meen he luv her moar than 4evr)

xxx~*...LIK DIS IF U CRY EVRY TIME...*~xxx

gurl stops meking out n asks boi to get poptartz.
...
he screems n frows poptart @ wol....a bootiful diomand ring wus insyd.
*** LIK DIS IF U CRY EVERTIM***


I'm am really hesitant to ask this. In fact I'd say that I'm positively terrified, but I'll accept my chances anyway, so here goes: Does anyone in the world actually speak like this?!?!
 
2013-01-07 02:26:12 PM

SmithHiller: Maybe subby is French. I have heard that the French have a lot of problems with the Austrian language..


Y'know, if it hadn't been for us, they'd ALL be speaking Austrian by now....
 
2013-01-07 02:29:42 PM

Moriel: Mixolydian Master: Fark Reddit or bust: a gurl wuz walkin2 skewl wit her bf an dey wer crossin da rode.
...
he wispered 2 her corps "I ment 2 sey i will luv u FIVE-ever..." (dat meen he luv her moar than 4evr)

xxx~*...LIK DIS IF U CRY EVRY TIME...*~xxx

gurl stops meking out n asks boi to get poptartz.
...
he screems n frows poptart @ wol....a bootiful diomand ring wus insyd.
*** LIK DIS IF U CRY EVERTIM***

I'm am really hesitant to ask this. In fact I'd say that I'm positively terrified, but I'll accept my chances anyway, so here goes: Does anyone in the world actually speak like this?!?!


I bumped into these like dis if u cry evertim stupid farking stories on a site called lamebook, which is just a funny compilation of retarded shiat on facebook. I honestly have lost sense of if it is satire, or legit. I'm sure it's a strong blend. Poe's law in effect
 
2013-01-07 02:31:57 PM
As an Australian residing in the US, I never realized how stupid it sounds to Americans when I use the word "hire" to refer to things and not people. This thread has been enlightening, so thanks, Yanks.
 
2013-01-07 02:35:26 PM

owlie: As an Australian residing in the US, I never realized how stupid it sounds to Americans when I use the word "hire" to refer to things and not people. This thread has been enlightening, so thanks, Yanks.


Although I see what you did there, we do "hire" cars, but only when someone else is driving it for us.
 
2013-01-07 02:36:04 PM
You Watney's went askew on the treadle and Bob's uncle is in hospital?
I don't know. I was just told to come in here and say there's Trouble at the Mill.
 
2013-01-07 02:36:21 PM

abhorrent1: Hire car? Do they hire apartments too? Oh sorry, "flats". Do they also hire DVDs



You hire a rental car from a car rental agency if you need a car for a day through to a few weeks. Note that a hire car doesn't allow you to use the "hire car" lanes on freeways - those are for the driver-and-car hires such as executive taxis and the stretch Hummers favoured by bogans for their year 12 formals. You lease a car from a car leasing company if you want it for permanent use. The car rental car companies usually lease the cars that they then rent out for hire.

When you rent a flat, you sign a lease, usually for a 12 month period. But if you lease a commerical property, your lease is likely to be years.

Nobody uses DVDs any more except to scare the drop bears away from the crops.
 
2013-01-07 02:36:41 PM

Smoky Dragon Dish: we do "hire" cars


au let
 
2013-01-07 02:37:43 PM
Poor stupid stubby
 
2013-01-07 02:40:19 PM
And what is this English crap about going "to hospital" or "in hospital"? It should always be going "to THE hospital" or "in THE hospital". Same with "on holiday"...geez you think them redcoats could speak good English by nows.
 
2013-01-07 02:41:24 PM

durbnpoisn: It didn't take very long for me to translate that a "hire car" is what americans call a "rental". Much the same way that an elevator is a "lift" in England.

Anyway... This actually does seem like a bit of a cause for concern. Not because the training guys were dumb enough to leave one of their props behind (although that was stupid), but the fact that said prop went undiscovered for 2 weeks. You'd think that the agency would have inspected the return much earlier than that!


Yes, Rental car - Like Hertz

img843.imageshack.us
Damn, I'm old to remember that one.
 
2013-01-07 02:41:48 PM

Fark Reddit or bust: a gurl wuz walkin2 skewl wit her bf an dey wer crossin da rode.

she sed "bbz will u luv me 4evr"

he sed "NO..."
...

da gurl cryed N ran across da rode b4 da green man came on da sine.

boy wuz cryin n went to pic up her body.

she was died.

he wispered 2 her corps "I ment 2 sey i will luv u FIVE-ever..." (dat meen he luv her moar than 4evr)

xxx~*...LIK DIS IF U CRY EVRY TIME...*~xxx


Dxd yiu konw taht oxr barins csn unedrstnad a mispeled mesgase as lnog as the frist asd lsat lertets are crorect?
 
2013-01-07 02:44:28 PM

swangoatman: And what is this English crap about going "to hospital" or "in hospital"? It should always be going "to THE hospital" or "in THE hospital". Same with "on holiday"...geez you think them redcoats could speak good English by nows.


You'd think their navy could have learned how to swim by now, too.
 
2013-01-07 02:45:09 PM

Fark Reddit or bust: a gurl wuz walkin2 skewl wit her bf an dey wer crossin da rode...


Mixolydian Master: gurl stops meking out n asks boi to get poptartz...


i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-01-07 02:47:33 PM

ISO15693: It never ceases to amuse me when my wife talks about someone "hiring a flat" or "hire a car for the weekend"

Well, actually, it has ceased to amuse me, mostly. I dont know why I used that phrase. Im used to it now. Maybe a slight vetigal amusement?

But it USED to amuse me greatly.

But it's just one of those things. In Britishese English, "Hire" is used for inanimate objects, unlike in American, where it is mostly reserved for people performing tasks, and "rent" is mostly used for inanimate objects or spaces.

\Also her weird british use of the verb tense "it will be" to actually mean "it is.... right now" as in "Is that the post office? Ah yes, it will be. It has a flag.."


FTFY
 
2013-01-07 02:52:06 PM

swangoatman: And what is this English crap about going "to hospital" or "in hospital"? It should always be going "to THE hospital" or "in THE hospital". Same with "on holiday"...geez you think them redcoats could speak good English by nows.


Yes, much as we always say, "Yesterday, my Grandma went to the church. Today is Monday, so, I have to go to the school. The first class I will go to is the math."
 
2013-01-07 03:02:00 PM

capt.hollister: "rent" is mostly used for inanimate objects or spaces.


Hence the term "rent boy"
 
2013-01-07 03:21:13 PM
The band is playing
The crowd is dancing.
The label is scouting.
The crew is planning a new pack for the trucks.
The police are at the door.

America, explain.
 
2013-01-07 03:36:00 PM

Moriel: ...I'm an American, and I understood the headline perfectly without any need of assistance, thank you very much.


Done in whichever number post this is.
 
2013-01-07 04:04:10 PM

Holocaust Agnostic: The band is playing
The crowd is dancing.
The label is scouting.
The crew is planning a new pack for the trucks.
The police are at the door.

America, explain.


Explain language? Ha, ha! Pull the other one, then.


But seriously the only pattern I can see in those examples only makes me more confused. In each case the nouns are collectives. The band, crowd, label, crew, and police are all groups of people, rather than individual people. But in the first four cases it is understood that the nouns refers to the entirety of the collective. "The band" means "All of the band members". "The crew" means "all of the crew memebers", etc.

In the last case "The police" refers to only a subset of the the entirety of the police. Is that what makes a difference? I don't know enough about grammar to answer this.

/Jake and Elwood might have been told that the police is at the door, however.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-07 04:11:13 PM
I was in the middle of my meal of a hamburger and chips when I got a call on me mobile then the electric went on the frits so I had to get me torch.

I was in the middle of my meal of a hamburger and fries when I got a call on my cell phone then the power went out and I had to get a flashlight.
 
2013-01-07 04:17:39 PM

Profedius: I was in the middle of my meal of a hamburger and chips when I got a call on me mobile then the electric went on the frits so I had to get me torch.

I was in the middle of my meal of a hamburger and fries when I got a call on my cell phone then the power went out and I had to get a flashlight.


See? America and Britain can find some common ground after all. Terrible diets! Now let's shake hands and get a bucket of KFC!
 
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