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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:27 pm

I thought it was a watch or maybe a torch.. i still can't see a robot :oops:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:39 pm

It does look a little like a watch maybe. Does this help anyone? :P

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Granted it's not the Bender or Robby school but that does look quite a bit like a robot doesn't it? :wink:
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:00 pm

no :lol:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:58 pm

It looks like an old petrol station/garage sign viewed from a different angle.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:05 pm

Ah well Quark - I tried for you :roll: :wink:
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Postby Tristan » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:49 pm

And what about fierljeppen - guess what it means! :lol: (to pronounce - "fier - ljep - pen" :lol: )
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:53 pm

Tristan wrote:And what about fierljeppen - guess what it means! :lol: (to pronounce - "fier - ljep - pen" :lol: )


Do you know Frisian too? :shock:
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Postby Tristan » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:06 pm

I do not speak it (and refuse to, it's so... barbarian :lol: ), but I have picked up some words and I understand the most of it. And a word like fierljeppen... well, you just remember it.

And you, Sjoerd, where are you from? :)
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:18 pm

Well I went to school in Frisia (Lemmer) lived in Creil at that time (very small village in the North East polder)so I have picked up a few words too but I don't speak it and I don't understand it :wink:

Before we moved to Creil we lived in Lelystad and my parents moved back there a few years ago. I live and study in Groningen for a few years now

What's the Dutch word for fierljeppen? Polsstokverspringen?
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Postby Tristan » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:24 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:Well I went to school in Frisia (Lemmer) lived in Creil at that time (very small village in the North East polder)so I have picked up a few words too but I don't speak it and I don't understand it :wink:

Before we moved to Creil we lived in Lelystad and my parents moved back there a few years ago. I live and study in Groningen for a few years now

What's the Dutch word for fierljeppen? Polsstokverspringen?


You can't describe the emotions a word as fierljeppen gives you with a simple Dutch word. :lol: But I guess polstokverspringen is correct, mind you! Ah well, I go to school in Leeuwarden, Christelijk Gymnasium Beyers Naudé :lol: (to pronounce: Klsajfposijeowijoirjirfjo) It's a great school, really small, but really gezellig, as we Dutch people would call it. :wink:

And you were studying... history? I have forgotten. And you are in your first/second/third year? What are you thinking fo doing after RUG? :)
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:35 pm

fierljeppen sounds more interesting than polsstokverspringen :D

Yup doing History second year also very gezellig :wink: not sure what I'm going to do after I've finished. Maybe there is some work for me at the EU, need to learn French then though :? According to my professors I can write pretty good so maybe I'm going to write some books :D
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:02 am

Jan Van Quirm wrote:It does look a little like a watch maybe. Does this help anyone? :P

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Granted it's not the Bender or Robby school but that does look quite a bit like a robot doesn't it? :wink:


Perhaps it's what a robot "Be" ... I have to admit that it doesn't look like any of the robots I worked on. :lol:
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby Quark » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:02 am

I give up. I guess I need to find a new avatar :\
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:27 pm

ooooo! :lol: that's a good 'un! :wink:
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Postby Quark » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:31 pm

Ehehehe... :oops: 30 second search. 20 second GIMP resize. You have to love Google.
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