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    Grinser2 Chinese flashlight and the descriptions in ENGLISH

    Ok guys, found this description when looking at flashlights...


    • With the metal design in LED flashlight, you will be a modern person
    • The special design in the head of surefire flashlight shows your good taste
    • The LED flashlight is a good choice for you to select
    • You will save the electricity and energy when you use the LED flashlight
    • You will be satisfied and content with the LED flashlight




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    Great reading.

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    Hi guiri,

    I had to laugh at your choice of smilies.


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    And they are all true. Who would have thought?
    Last edited by JemR; 06-21-2012 at 03:04 PM. Reason: sorry guiri - forgot a smilie
    186,232 miles per second. The speed of the light from all our flashlights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    Hi guiri,

    I had to laugh at your choice of smilies.


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    I love the smilies on this site

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    You'd be suspicious if it's well written....maybe someone cloned the cloners?

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    I just love how there's not one word about the damn light, hehehe

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    To funny

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    It is the typing of the language assortment "Engrish"; if you are reading it of frequence, you can type it much fluently..

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    Well I certainly want to be a modern person so I'm glad I have some metal ones.

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    These guys crack me up.

    Hey, at least they try

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    In their defense I don't know a single word of Chinese, so they are far ahead of me in the multilingual department!

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    Me so happy. Love you flashlight long time.

    Thank god there are some English directions included with the lights.
    I can't understand any Chinese either.
    Last edited by Lou Minescence; 06-22-2012 at 02:42 AM.

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    except for maybe one missing word, what problems is that causes much laughter among neighbors?
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    Bite the wax tadpole - a classic story of mistranslation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonWrangler View Post
    Bite the wax tadpole - a classic story of mistranslation.
    Awesome stuff. As someone that speaks 4 languages, I know exactly what they're talking about.

    Lived in Spain for around 15 months at one point and went back to Sweden only to get all kinds
    of common sayings mixed up.

    Yep, it can be a pain

    It's funny as hell though

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    • With the metal design in LED flashlight, you will be a modern person
    • The special design in the head of surefire flashlight shows your good taste
    • The LED flashlight is a good choice for you to select
    • You will save the electricity and energy when you use the LED flashlight
    • You will be satisfied and content with the LED flashlight


    These are statements loaded with subliminal imperatives! It's the old Jedi mind trick again. "These are the flashlights you are looking for. Purchase them, go about your business and move along. I do want to sell you lightsticks. No need to go home and re-think your life"

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    You will be satisfied, content, tant felic, nu babŕ! Napoletan English?

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    I know. They are just too cool

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    Anyone who tries gets some respect. Americans seem to be in the minority of those who can't speak more than one language. That is not the case in most of the world, where others speak at least their home language and some English.

    We have some catching up to do.
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    Anyone who tries gets some respect.
    Really? This thread's existence seems to contradict that idea. Besides, google translate or a similar app doesn't really count as "trying" IMO.
    Americans seem to be in the minority of those who can't speak more than one language. That is not the case in most of the world, where others speak at least their home language and some English.
    That is because the USA was founded by English speaking people. Most counties have multiple languages/dialects. So it becomes a matter of necessity to speak other languages not really choice, unless you don't want to understand what your immediate neighbors are saying. India alone has over a thousand languages. If Chinese were the international language of commerce we would speak Chinese.
    We have some catching up to do.
    I really don't get how Americans have to "catch up" with the rest of the world because we, of necessity, don't have to speak another language.

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    I thought Polycarbonate was the new millenniums metal for flash lights? lol


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    I ran across another gem today.

    This is a manual that came with a 2.4ghz audio/video transmitter/receiver pair. The best line in the manual, reproduced here exactly as shown on the page -

    Receiver receive get a cartain signal of channel, through manualto select frequently with launch channel move ahead simultaneously.and then enlarged by intermediate frequency, the ancient bronze mirror is separated form audio and video signal mediated , for the terminal station to show the picture and sound.

    I can understand how they came up with most of the stuff, but... ancient bronze mirror?

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    Yeah, love the bronze mirror part. Maybe they're trying to light something on fire remotely? You know, like the ancient greeks, hehehe. Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEDAdd1ct View Post
    Anyone who tries gets some respect. Americans seem to be in the minority of those who can't speak more than one language. That is not the case in most of the world, where others speak at least their home language and some English.

    We have some catching up to do.
    Well, there is one big reason yall don't in the US and that's 'cause you don't need to. Country is so big, you can stay within the US and never need to go anywhere to see a desert or icebergs.
    In Europe we need to travel far to go on vacation and on other continents, they have lots of local languages.
    Still, I think languages are fascinating.

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    Ancient bronze mirror??? Did they salvage parts from ancient Greece?

    Chinese is a very different language. For instance (this is what I read, at least) they couldn't translate directly "Aladdin and the flying carpet" for lack of a word for carpet, so it became "Aladdin and the flying floor ornament"
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    I like how some of the posts here come from supposed native English speakers, yet they still contain improper English! Some catching up to do indeed. :)

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    My favorite so far was an instruction sheet with a badly drawn cartoon picture of a crying child with a circle and a line through it. "Do not aim at the creature," it said.

    I don't even remember what this came with, but I keep it in a box of strange things.

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    Haha good one..

    ..a little ot but let's say the package has (had) a flashlight in it:

    "....Hello,

    I'm sorry to hear that your packages is delivered in the along side of road in. I understand how disappointing you must be.That's definitely not what we want our customers to experience. I'll definitely help you with this

    It's always important for us to hear how customers react to all aspects of shopping at Amazon.com. Strong customer feedback like yours helps us continue to improve the selection and service we provide.

    I've forwarded your feedback about ONTRAC to our shipping department--I know they'll want to hear about your experience.

    We're aware that our choice of delivery services reflects on our business as a whole, and we appreciate your feedback.

    I've forward this to appropriate department . To make sure this will never happen again......."

    ..and just HOW do THEY know how disappointing I am??

    ...how do you respond to this? Do you respect the person for trying, or respectfully correct them? or what?
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    I once read in Reader's Digest a quote from a rejection letter from a publisher in China I think it was. The thing was awesome. I dont' remember what it said now but it was so nice and poetic, that I prolly wouldn't mind getting rejected.

    Also, I bought something off of ebay and the seller in China sent me a note saying something about mr Stork being on his way with my package.
    I thought that was awesome.

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