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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80375 on: January 22, 2021, 04:28:27 pm »
Yes, it is a diminutive.   Haus - Häuschen (High German) - Häusle (Swabian German) - Hüüsli (Swiss German)   Gartenhäuschen - Gartenhäusle - a little house or a shed in the garden

Ahh, High German, so I've been hanging around with posh Germans eh?  What do you call the dialect that you learn down the docks? That's probably more fitting for me to adopt.  :)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80376 on: January 22, 2021, 04:29:33 pm »
You're welcome.

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« Reply #80377 on: January 22, 2021, 04:31:12 pm »
My friends are fearing me and my funny jokes.  :-DD

In Germany we are calling them "Flachwitze" - literally flat jokes but the correct translation is lame jokes.

"Dad Jokes" is the English idiom.

e.g. "What's yellow and dangerous?" ... "Shark infested custard."
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« Reply #80378 on: January 22, 2021, 04:31:38 pm »
What do you call a fly with no wings?

A walk.
 
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« Reply #80379 on: January 22, 2021, 04:33:07 pm »
^See, a real live English Dad.
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« Reply #80380 on: January 22, 2021, 04:41:07 pm »
 :palm:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80381 on: January 22, 2021, 04:43:45 pm »
And don't forget the classic "Light Bulb" joke format...

"How many hamsters does it take to screw in a light bulb?"

"Only two; but damifino how they got in there."

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80382 on: January 22, 2021, 04:45:55 pm »
Q: "How do you keep bacon from curling in the pan?"

A: "Take away their little brooms."

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80383 on: January 22, 2021, 04:49:10 pm »
Clearly, Canadian bacon has entirely too much free time and discretionary income.   ;)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80384 on: January 22, 2021, 04:49:15 pm »
My friends are fearing me and my funny jokes.  :-DD

In Germany we are calling them "Flachwitze" - literally flat jokes but the correct translation is lame jokes.

"Dad Jokes" is the English idiom.

e.g. "What's yellow and dangerous?" ... "Shark infested custard."

 :-//

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« Reply #80385 on: January 22, 2021, 04:53:51 pm »
Any more of this and the mods will close the thread
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80386 on: January 22, 2021, 05:01:50 pm »
Oh, come now... we've managed 4 whole pages with no politics or religion; I think we're doing pretty flupping good.  :-+

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« Reply #80387 on: January 22, 2021, 05:05:27 pm »
Oh, come now... we've managed 4 whole pages with no politics or religion; I think we're doing pretty flupping good.  :-+

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"Flup!" is the sound your pants make when you have a wardrobe malfunction in front of mom-in-law with your hands full of dinner plates and can't do a damn thing aboot it.

Can I get an "AMEN" ?  >:D
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« Reply #80388 on: January 22, 2021, 05:14:37 pm »
Sorry, I mistyped.

What I meant to say was, "Any more of this and I'll ask the mods to close the thread"   :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80389 on: January 22, 2021, 05:21:09 pm »
We call it "Gartenhäusle".

My poor grasp of German coming to the fore here. Is that "-le" a diminutive ending, like "-let" would be in English? So an English semi-translation would be 'Garden-Houselet', a 'little' house in the garden, yes? I've not (consciously) seen "-le" as a diminutive before, although I'd recognise "-chen", as in Kännchen (little pot) and Kätzchen (little cat, kitten) as a diminutive.

Spot on! We Swabians love this diminutive. Of course, A Kännchen is a Kännle to us. ;)
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80390 on: January 22, 2021, 05:28:01 pm »
Got me a few 2245A's that look *really* clean.

Fingers crossed!
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80392 on: January 22, 2021, 05:59:48 pm »
Ah a Duracell. Unlucky :(

I got one with an Ever Ready battery in it a couple of years back that hadn't leaked. The battery was circa 37 years old at the time:



I was surprised at this!

Interesting, I have never seen an EverReady battery in a Red on Blue and White colour scheme before.
The old ones here in the great white north had a Red on Black colour scheme.  I have never seen the old ones leak either.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80393 on: January 22, 2021, 06:01:33 pm »
I know somehow I'm included in this but your humor (humour) is just too damn high brow for me to get. Now if it included farts or perhaps a Benny Hill like 3x speed comedy scene with a piss stop in the woods I might have gotten it.  :-//

"High brow" is where your joke relies on the listener knowing the cast list of "Tristan and Isolde" before they can get the joke, not merely engaging a degree of subtlety that's short of using a pail of whitewash and a squirting flower. My sense of humour has been accused of many things before, words and phrases like "puerile", "terrible puns", "get your coat", "filthy", "perverted" and "If you come back we're calling the Police" have been used, but never "high brow" until now.

Well I guess it's because your targeted audience composes of some knuckle draggers with large brows.  :P :-DD



When it comes to crazy eyebrows, the Germans win hands down. Nothing beats crazy like Germany's ex-finance minister Theo Waigel:

https://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article7326848/Schuldensuendern-das-EU-Stimmrecht-entziehen.html#cs-jm-waigel-BM-Bayern-Berlin-jpg.jpg

The man just doesn't care! :D

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80394 on: January 22, 2021, 06:03:18 pm »
How do you say it in Texas when a ski lift stops because of a rocket launch?

"Houston, we have a lift off!"

*duck and run*

 :-DD  :-DD

Soggy ole' ski boots are gonna hurt a lot more than regular ole' soggy boots  :-DD
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80395 on: January 22, 2021, 06:05:00 pm »
Sorry, I mistyped.

What I meant to say was, "Any more of this and I'll ask the mods to close the thread"   :-DD


What closed, like a door?

When is a door not a door? When it's "a jar".  :-DD :-DD :-DD


I'm here all week folks! Remember to tell your friends!
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80396 on: January 22, 2021, 06:11:34 pm »
I know somehow I'm included in this but your humor (humour) is just too damn high brow for me to get. Now if it included farts or perhaps a Benny Hill like 3x speed comedy scene with a piss stop in the woods I might have gotten it.  :-//

"High brow" is where your joke relies on the listener knowing the cast list of "Tristan and Isolde" before they can get the joke, not merely engaging a degree of subtlety that's short of using a pail of whitewash and a squirting flower. My sense of humour has been accused of many things before, words and phrases like "puerile", "terrible puns", "get your coat", "filthy", "perverted" and "If you come back we're calling the Police" have been used, but never "high brow" until now.

Well I guess it's because your targeted audience composes of some knuckle draggers with large brows.  :P :-DD   

When it comes to crazy eyebrows, the Germans win hands down. Nothing beats crazy like Germany's ex-finance minister Theo Waigel:

https://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article7326848/Schuldensuendern-das-EU-Stimmrecht-entziehen.html#cs-jm-waigel-BM-Bayern-Berlin-jpg.jpg

The man just doesn't care! :D

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That's nothing compared to listening to my wife sing opera in German. You know she's singing aboot the end of the world or cussing you out, no matter what the piece is actually aboot.  :scared:


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80397 on: January 22, 2021, 06:14:23 pm »
My friends are fearing me and my funny jokes.  :-DD

In Germany we are calling them "Flachwitze" - literally flat jokes but the correct translation is lame jokes.

"Dad Jokes" is the English idiom.

e.g. "What's yellow and dangerous?" ... "Shark infested custard."

 :-//


That joke requires an urgent crutch  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80398 on: January 22, 2021, 06:17:14 pm »
When it comes to crazy eyebrows, the Germans win hands down. Nothing beats crazy like Germany's ex-finance minister Theo Waigel:

https://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article7326848/Schuldensuendern-das-EU-Stimmrecht-entziehen.html#cs-jm-waigel-BM-Bayern-Berlin-jpg.jpg

The man just doesn't care! :D

McBryce.

We had our own version, Dennis Healey (former Chancellor of the Exchequer) who almost gives your Theo Waigel a run for his money.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80399 on: January 22, 2021, 06:18:29 pm »
Yes, it is a diminutive.   Haus - Häuschen (High German) - Häusle (Swabian German) - Hüüsli (Swiss German)   Gartenhäuschen - Gartenhäusle - a little house or a shed in the garden

Ahh, High German, so I've been hanging around with posh Germans eh?  What do you call the dialect that you learn down the docks? That's probably more fitting for me to adopt.  :)

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Groan...

That requires a tiger sized "head in hands":

Sorry, I mistyped.

What I meant to say was, "Any more of this and I'll ask the mods to close the thread"   :-DD


What closed, like a door?

When is a door not a door? When it's "a jar".  :-DD :-DD :-DD


I'm here all week folks! Remember to tell your friends!
Who let Murphy in?

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