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Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 24 July 2022, 07:34

René wrote:
McTaggartfan wrote:
René wrote:Ugh, damn Dutch people messing with my translation... that's the trouble with Dutch people: they think they speak English. So now there's a bunch of executives at our Dutch client telling us that things sound strange in English. *sigh*

And apparently this is why I had to rush to get that 25,000-word behemoth done in just a couple of weeks, so they could spend 3 weeks questioning every word of it. :argh:

Yes, the Dutch are really quite bad at English, aren't they? But I suppose you'd know that more intimately than I :P

They're actually very good by international standards, but it gives them a false sense of confidence in their proficiency so they think they're practically native speakers even when that is far from the truth.

Oh Rene, I adore you but you're terrible at telling when I'm joking and when I'm not lol
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