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  • 10pmix
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    @ grantway Knight Rider is Spain is called El Coche Fantastico (The Fantastic Car). There are plenty more of these rather amusing re-namings.

    And different words for the strangest things. Earlier this year I was subjected to howls of derisive laughter by my wife and a group of her friends outside a Spanish bar (and continue to be to this day whenever I am there) for saying that the noise a cockerel makes is ‘Cock-a-doodle-do’. People were crying with laughter at this absurdity. In Spain a cockerel goes ‘Kir-Kiri-Kee’. Also birds don’t go ‘tweet’ they go ‘pio pio’ and dogs go ‘wow’. Her family looked at me like I was crazy when I suggested dogs went ‘woof’.

    I’m really not making this up……

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    And ‘customer servce’. It’s terrible here. Apparently.

    She’s right.

    ebygomm
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    Danish pigs go øf not oink

    DrJ
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    Her family looked at me like I was crazy when I suggested dogs went ‘woof’.

    Are these people deaf ? 🙁

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    Maybe Spanish dogs don’t have lips.

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    How do you pronounce øf?

    DrJ
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    Her sisters have commented on how nice it is to see dads playing with kids, looking after them, looking after them solo during the day and so on.

    That’s because the dads are unemployed so they look after the kids while the mums are cleaning/working in call centres.

    Or maybe that’s just in Sunderland …

    DrJ
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    How do you pronounce øf?

    Go listen to a Danish pig ?

    Urff

    BruceWee
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    In Norway pigs go ‘nuf nuf’ (pronounced noof noof)

    10pmix
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    @Cougar Spanish dogs speak Spanish of course so it must be just a problem with their pronunciation of English 😀

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    I think the Marmite argument is a bit like Rugby – Brits might have invented it, but we made it better.

    😀

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