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Postby meerkat » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:23 am

Good luck for that Q! Let us know how you get on!
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Postby ChristianBecker » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:27 am

Good luck, Q. Don't eat the interviewer.
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Postby Quatermass » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:27 am

pip wrote:Good luck Q. Stay calm :wink:
Hope it goes well :D


I am calm. I'll be able to be confident in the interview, just not about my chances of actually getting the job.

Still, it's the fourth job interview that I've had this year, a personal record, so I must be doing something right. Hopefully, I can get a few more before the year is out. Or even better, an actual job. I'm sick of being on the dole. Makes me feel like my education was squandered, you know?

But thanks for the goodwill, Pip. :)
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Postby Quatermass » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:29 am

meerkat wrote:Good luck for that Q! Let us know how you get on!


Thanks.

ChristianBecker wrote:Good luck, Q. Don't eat the interviewer.


How? Not much call for chewing the scenery during an interview. :lol:
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Postby Penfold » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:33 am

Best wishes for the interview Q. :D

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Postby ChristianBecker » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:34 am

Quatermass wrote:How? Not much call for chewing the scenery during an interview. :lol:


Er...?
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Postby Quatermass » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:47 am

ChristianBecker wrote:
Quatermass wrote:How? Not much call for chewing the scenery during an interview. :lol:


Er...?


Well, why did you suggest that I would eat the interviewer?

Anyway, to 'chew the scenery' is a term describing acting that is either all out, or else over the top. This is perhaps one of the most infamous examples from cinematic history. "KHAAAAAAAAN! KHAAAAAAAAN!"
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Postby meerkat » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:53 am

oooh! The overacting!
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Postby ChristianBecker » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:53 am

Quatermass wrote:Well, why did you suggest that I would eat the interviewer?

Because just the other day you said you were an antisocial misanthrope and other such things.
Then there might be the problem of too literal a translation. In German you can say "Don't eat me!" when the opposite is angry or rude towards you. For some reason I can imagine you to get upset when interviewers start to ask stupid questions or similar things. Hene the "Don't eat the interviewer."

Didn't know about chewing the scenery, which added to my confusion.
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Postby Quatermass » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:58 am

ChristianBecker wrote:
Quatermass wrote:Well, why did you suggest that I would eat the interviewer?

Because just the other day you said you were an antisocial misanthrope and other such things.
Then there might be the problem of too literal a translation. In German you can say "Don't eat me!" when the opposite is angry or rude towards you. For some reason I can imagine you to get upset when interviewers start to ask stupid questions or similar things. Hene the "Don't eat the interviewer."

Didn't know about chewing the scenery, which added to my confusion.


Ah, a bit of cultural confusion on both sides, then. We use the term "Don't bite my head off!" instead of "Don't eat me!". :)
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Postby ChristianBecker » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:00 am

Yeah, we have that, too. Only it's "Don't rip my head off" in German.
(Well, actually it's "Reiß mir nicht den Kopf ab!")
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Postby Quatermass » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:05 am

meerkat wrote:oooh! The overacting!


You should see Raul Julia as M Bison from Street Fighter. Most people agree that he's probably the best thing about that film.
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Postby Quatermass » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:07 am

ChristianBecker wrote:Yeah, we have that, too. Only it's "Don't rip my head off" in German.
(Well, actually it's "Reiß mir nicht den Kopf ab!")


Ouch. :shock:
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Postby DaveC » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:18 am

Good luck Q :)
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Postby Quatermass » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:20 am

DaveC wrote:Good luck Q :)


Thanks.
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