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Postby JP » Thu Feb 08, 2007 23:19

It sounded like something our soccer legend Johan Cruijf might have said at one time or another. :roll:

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Postby frostbyte » Thu Feb 08, 2007 23:21

Johan Cruijff wrote:
"ieder voordeel heb zn nadeel"
"We have enough youth, how about a fountain of smart?"

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Postby JP » Thu Feb 08, 2007 23:25

frostbyte wrote:
Johan Cruijff wrote:
"ieder voordeel heb zn nadeel"


Now try and come up with a good English translation for that nugget of wisdom. With words like advantage and disadvantage it doesn't sound half as good as the original. :wink:

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Postby frostbyte » Thu Feb 08, 2007 23:32

i agree, thats why i wrote it in its original language, if people really want to get the feeling of what is said and meant there, they'll have to take a course in the dutch language i guess.
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Postby JP » Thu Feb 08, 2007 23:43

Or use babelfish or something similar... :D

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Postby frostbyte » Fri Feb 09, 2007 00:22

yeah but even translating it you wont get the feel of what it truly means. you have to understand dutch to get it.
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Postby Carli Dogstand » Fri Feb 09, 2007 00:25

enough of the dutch elitism already! :P
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Postby frostbyte » Fri Feb 09, 2007 00:43

nothing to do with elitism, just a basic fact, same as most english humor just cant be translated into other languages without losing its meaning

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Postby schlep » Fri Feb 09, 2007 00:50

"Every vordeel has its nadeel" - simple as that!
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Postby Carli Dogstand » Fri Feb 09, 2007 00:57

meh
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Postby frostbyte » Fri Feb 09, 2007 01:05

lol
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Postby Pet Lamb » Fri Feb 09, 2007 01:13

'Every cloud has a silver lining'...? :D

Sounds better than 'every advantage has a disadvantage'... :(

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Postby clippa » Fri Feb 09, 2007 01:32

Yeah, you dutch are such pessimists :D

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Postby Ally Craig » Fri Feb 09, 2007 01:52

Pet Lamb wrote:'Every cloud has a silver lining'...? :D


Guh-leaming and shining!

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Postby frostbyte » Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:10

Pet Lamb wrote:'Every cloud has a silver lining'...? :D

Sounds better than 'every advantage has a disadvantage'... :(


nope. it doesnt mean that at all
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