Thursday, February 15, 2007

Cheaters Never Prosper

Email exchange with my Hungarian bandmates, who don't read my blog: a cautionary tale about the dangers of trying to impress Hungarians by fronting like you understand their devil language.

Just when you thought you had an ace in the hole ...


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Sarah Gancher
to szuteren
10:24 pm

I just got back from my first Hungarian lesson!

Hooray!!

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Tölgyesi Péter
to szuteren
8:33 am

Great! Now please tell us what
"megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért" means ;)

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Sarah Gancher
to szuteren
8:40 am

Hmmm...that is very long...

I would guess "for your ability to not be sacrified"? or "for your
ability to not be desecrated"? Is this right? Just a guess...

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Tölgyesi Péter
to szuteren
8:45 am

It has something like "acting as"... but I couldn't translate it... :)

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Balazs Lengyak
to szuteren
8:49 am

> Great! Now please tell us what
> "megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért" means ;)

you must be kidding, bet even you can not tell what that means:)

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Sarah Gancher
to szuteren
8:56 am

Horse Dick!

1 comment:

sasha said...

i too live in a place where they speak a different language. like you for a while i resisted and was not going to learn the languaage... but after living here and wanting to learn about the locals i have tried to speak their language...

like when it snows you say "sweet dude we;ll have a powedre day" or if you have been here for a super long time you say "yoa bra you gonna ski the sick pow-pow in the am"

or when you decide to have a few cocktails with friends you say "are we going to hit it tonight or what?" OR "do you want to get afteer it"

and when you want to get weed from your dealer you ask if they have any al green tickets... is that incriminating???? i hope so...

so, like you i am in my lessons and trying to communite in a correect manner with them