International Thread

International Thread

Postby paulo999 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:57 am

Hello Brits/Irish/Francais/Allemagne/Everyone Else/Even Aussies and the rest, of assorted wars and colonialism. Blimey we've been busy over the last few hundred years.

So, erm, hello, bonjour.

Let's invade BRC. But, this time, nicely. :)
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Re: International Thread

Postby jkisha » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:23 am

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Re: International Thread

Postby graidawg » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:58 am

Hey Paulo, the playa has been well invaded already sadly like the borg they seem to just assimilate us and send us back to defaultia full of burner spirit ready to invade again (with no mre success) I know of a few South london burners coming over this year (me and ninzy) so you can always come find us at barbie death camp if you need to hear an accent from blighty. Have a blast dude
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Re: International Thread

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:35 pm

My fellow North American burners,

As you can see from this thread, our current policy of Mutual Assured Drunkeness (MAD) has been an abject failure. Although we've managed to ply the invaders with enough alcohol to forget about the invasion each time, most of them manage to sober up within 12 months and just invade again.

We should probably come up with a better plan for a long term solution to this dilemma.

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Re: International Thread

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:34 pm

We still have lots of international stereotypes to roll out.
Please to visit PAGE TWO.
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Re: International Thread

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:33 pm

I say we demand them to get us drunk. It's win-win-win. We win by getting drunk. We win by getting drunk at their expense. We win by being such leeches that they don't come back next year.


Although that ticket thing might work out on number 3.
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Re: International Thread

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:47 pm

On a serious note (not to hijack the thread), is there much need for interpreters on the playa? Maybe the rangers or the medics need an interpreter sometimes? I'm fluent in Spanish (not such a rare skill) and I also know quite a bit of Japanese. I did fill out that bit on the volunteer questionnaire...
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Re: International Thread

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:04 am

I'm certain needs arise, although I don't think there's anything like a formal structure. I'm guessing Japanese is more useful, based on my interactions, stories I've heard, and just plain old eyeballing the demographics (i.e., highly inaccurate methods).
I am that little uncomfortable to commenting on the medics' need, because of privacy concerns.
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Re: International Thread

Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:11 am

If somebody spoke "stoned hippie" or "clueless sparkle pony", I think that would be a skill set we could use. I mean, how do you translate, "Oh wow man, I ha ha ha ha, bogus um, uh, wha?"
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Re: International Thread

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:13 am

Simon has sparkle. As for the other, are they actually speaking at all?
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Re: International Thread

Postby pizzamancer » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:15 am

Checking in from Japan here. And I also speak Japanese.
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Re: International Thread

Postby gyre » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:21 pm

Japanese is indeed useful sometimes.
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Re: International Thread

Postby paulo999 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:56 am

graidawg wrote:Hey Paulo, the playa has been well invaded already sadly like the borg they seem to just assimilate us and send us back to defaultia full of burner spirit ready to invade again (with no mre success) I know of a few South london burners coming over this year (me and ninzy) so you can always come find us at barbie death camp if you need to hear an accent from blighty. Have a blast dude


Aha... I'm from Brixton, so not far from you supposed Londoners in Croydon. :wink:

I may well swing by your camp, probably to say "it's too hot" or something like that. :roll: :D
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Re: International Thread

Postby junglesmacks » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:40 am

gyre wrote:Japanese is indeed useful sometimes.



How John Madden-esque of you to state the obvious.
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Re: International Thread

Postby Lassen Forge » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:45 am

I know enough German to turn the Kraut Sauer, just enough Russian to start WW3, and enough Spanish to make Mexico want to re-invade the USA. I also speak enough Italian to pay my taxes, shoot a firearm, flirt with our local CFS officer (Forestry police) when he drives by (26, and is, no joke, Yggie hot!) and keep the power on, tho with an atrocious American accent.

Is also to help when one must be on alert to overthrow Burner Hostel encampments...

So... Welcome, Privyet, Salve, Hola, und Hallo!
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Re: International Thread

Postby gyre » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:07 am

junglesmacks wrote:
gyre wrote:Japanese is indeed useful sometimes.



How John Madden-esque of you to state the obvious.

Irony is often very ironic.
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