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INTERNATIONAL ENTHUSIASTS GROUP
3 (7.9%)
INTERNATIONAL OWNERS GROUP
7 (18.4%)
INT'L W116 OWNERS GROUP
2 (5.3%)
MERCEDES ENTHUSIAST GROUP
3 (7.9%)
W116 ENTHUSIAST GROUP
2 (5.3%)
W116 OWNERS GROUP
4 (10.5%)
don't vote here
0 (0%)
W116.ORG
16 (42.1%)
THE FIRST S-CLASS
1 (2.6%)
W116 S-CLASS
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 17

Voting closed: 25 February 2007, 02:43 PM

Author Topic: POLL: Wording for grill badge  (Read 9103 times)

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Re: POLL: Wording for grill badge
« Reply #30 on: 28 February 2007, 01:39 AM »
I wish I had a little French and German too.  I think that would be useful.  As with most South Africans of my and prior generations I am fluent in Afrikaans as well, but that has little use outside of South Africa.  I did elementary studies of Zulu, but that did not appeal to me much at all.  The constructs are all completely different to the mediterranean variety.  

Ryan

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Re: POLL: Wording for grill badge
« Reply #31 on: 28 February 2007, 02:03 AM »
How did I get in then?
Brian F Crump. BA(Hons), Dip Ed, MA, M Ed, Dip TESOL, MACE.

Hee hee hee!    ;D

Very impressive alphabet soup you have there, Brian (but what's a MACE - other than a weapon?). I went TESOLing in China a few years back but, courtesy of a big flash flood, the whole experience was a, er, washout.  I came home half drowned.   :(

Ryan:

Amongst my dictionary library I have an old Juta's Pocket Afrikaans-English / English-Afrikaans Dictionary 2nd edn, 6th impression (but no publication date given). It has a "Union Booksellers (Pty) Ltd, 236, Church Street, Pretoria" sticker inside the cover.

What would be the current "official" dictionary of South African English? I like to collect the various Englishes - well, their dictionaries, anyhow.  I don't see one on the Oxford Web site (thought OUP does cover many non-British Englishes).

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Re: POLL: Wording for grill badge
« Reply #32 on: 28 February 2007, 02:19 AM »
I'm not sure about our English.  Back in school, we just used British English dictionaries, but that's probably changed by now.  Juta is still a big publisher of school and tertiary education material. 

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Re: POLL: Wording for grill badge
« Reply #33 on: 28 February 2007, 02:49 AM »
Brian F Crump. BA(Hons), Dip Ed, MA, M Ed, Dip TESOL, MACE. (some might add a few more letters like silly b##### but would they dare do so in the company of this august group?


My mother said to me when I finished university if you are a good lawyer you will be: BA LLB BMW

Apart from Nutz 635CSi, I have no interest!!

And guys, go easy on the lawyer jokes............

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Re: POLL: Wording for grill badge
« Reply #34 on: 28 February 2007, 04:53 PM »
I have a secret weapon - my wife did German and I get her to decipher what I need to know.

I also have several German friends/patients and they are usually thrilled to provide a translation when she who must be obeyed is stumped.

It means I don't have to learn German and can spend my limited spare time fixing rusty sills etc.


Bill
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Re: POLL: Wording for grill badge
« Reply #35 on: 01 March 2007, 01:34 AM »
Bill - can we call you doc from now on?