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Re: What do you do?

Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:54 pm

Joolz wrote:I drive a van or play drivers mate in a truck for the company that dare's not speak it's name :lol:


Fed Ecks?

edit been re-reading Going Postal ;)
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Toothy » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:39 pm

I work in IT for a charity which is a tad different from the linguistic career I planned when at school, or the legal career I expected at uni (reason for the switch to Law is a loooong story I won't bore you with), or the financial services career I then had for a while (reason for the switch is another equally long story I won't bore you with either and I got out long before it all went pear-shaped in that sector, so current issues are nothing to do with me, Your Honour!) ;)
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Del » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:05 am

Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit wrote:
Joolz wrote:I drive a van or play drivers mate in a truck for the company that dare's not speak it's name :lol:


Fed Ecks?

edit been re-reading Going Postal ;)


Would someone enlighten me? I have no idea what you are all referring to? *comes from forn parts*
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:23 am

Don't look at me. I have no idea. :think:
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Dotsie » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:16 am

Del wrote:
Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit wrote:
Joolz wrote:I drive a van or play drivers mate in a truck for the company that dare's not speak it's name :lol:


Fed Ecks?

edit been re-reading Going Postal ;)


Would someone enlighten me? I have no idea what you are all referring to? *comes from forn parts*

A security company got in trouble recently for failing to provide adequate cover for the olympics, so the armed forces had to step in. I should imagine that's the company in question.
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Toothy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:27 am

Dotsie's right and Joolz gave a clue in his post. Made a pun of the comapny's name,

Joolz wrote:
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Joolz wrote:I drive a van or play drivers mate in a truck for the company that dare's not speak it's name :lol:

Voldemort Transport? :think:

:lol: :lol: Gee 4 crying out loud.... ;)
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Will of Lancre » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:07 pm

Oh... :doh:

I am a translator at the European Parliament, which sounds a lot more glamorous than it is. Specially as most people think translators are the guys in the headphones at conferences. Actually those are interpreters. We just do the written stuff. (The difference is interpreters have to be quick, while we have to get it right ;)).

One of my favourite achievements (in my spare time, I may add) is having translated "Winnie-the-Pooh" into a language most people have never heard of (Luxembourgish). :D
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Re: What do you do?

Postby ChristianBecker » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:21 pm

Cool.
I like Lëtzebuergesch. Stumbled over a Luxemburgisch radio station some years ago and the language sounds nice. Like German with an accent from the Eifel mixed with French. :D
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Re: What do you do?

Postby michelanCello » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:51 pm

Will of Lancre wrote:Oh... :doh:

I am a translator at the European Parliament, which sounds a lot more glamorous than it is. Specially as most people think translators are the guys in the headphones at conferences. Actually those are interpreters. We just do the written stuff. (The difference is interpreters have to be quick, while we have to get it right ;)).

One of my favourite achievements (in my spare time, I may add) is having translated "Winnie-the-Pooh" into a language most people have never heard of (Luxembourgish). :D

OK. That's just kinda my dream job :P
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Joolz » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:41 pm

Toothy wrote:Dotsie's right and Joolz gave a clue in his post. Made a pun of the comapny's name,


And the prize goes to Toothy :lol:
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Sister Jennifer » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:48 pm

Dotsie wrote:I'm a geomicrobiologist & I lecture in virology & microbiology. Woohoo germs!


Have you ever read The Passage by Justin Cronin. Fantastic book. Blew my socks off, fwhooo, fwhooo!

Thanks for the translator/interpreter clarification Will. Excellent career either way. Is it hard to translate jokes? We had a Hungarian stay with us and one night we sat together drinking fruit brandy trying to tell each other jokes. It didn't go so well, though the trying was more funny than the telling.

I thought Joolz was talking about British Petroleum :roll: .

Pretty diverse bunch eh? Variety is definitely the spice of life.
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Re: What do you do?

Postby chillicamper » Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:15 am

Sister Jennifer wrote:
Dotsie wrote:I'm a geomicrobiologist & I lecture in virology & microbiology. Woohoo germs!


Have you ever read The Passage by Justin Cronin. Fantastic book. Blew my socks off, fwhooo, fwhooo!


Pretty diverse bunch eh? Variety is definitely the spice of life.


I've read The Passage. Thought it was a good book. The follow up book is out in October I think (The twelve??)
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Dotsie » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:27 am

Joolz wrote:
Toothy wrote:Dotsie's right and Joolz gave a clue in his post. Made a pun of the comapny's name,


And the prize goes to Toothy :lol:

Don't know why I bother :roll: :P
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Dotsie » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:31 am

Sister Jennifer wrote:
Dotsie wrote:I'm a geomicrobiologist & I lecture in virology & microbiology. Woohoo germs!


Have you ever read The Passage by Justin Cronin. Fantastic book. Blew my socks off, fwhooo, fwhooo!

It's 1008 pages :shock: When I can find 6 months when I don't want to read anything else, I'll give it a go :lol:
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:58 am

Sister Jennifer wrote:
Dotsie wrote:I'm a geomicrobiologist & I lecture in virology & microbiology. Woohoo germs!


Have you ever read The Passage by Justin Cronin. Fantastic book. Blew my socks off, fwhooo, fwhooo!

Thanks for the translator/interpreter clarification Will. Excellent career either way. Is it hard to translate jokes? We had a Hungarian stay with us and one night we sat together drinking fruit brandy trying to tell each other jokes. It didn't go so well, though the trying was more funny than the telling.

I thought Joolz was talking about British Petroleum :roll: .

Pretty diverse bunch eh? Variety is definitely the spice of life.


I've read it! It was a great read, finished it in a week :D
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