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    You COULD BE headed to Hell. Dunno.. But it won't be because of USMB moderation.. :rofl: It's on the "list of things to do" to state that explicitly in the Posting Guidelines. I'll do that very soon..

    We'd like to be more lenient just for casual conversation, but some folks (on their way to Hell) will abuse that to "break the rules" in any way they can.. You'll have to do all your tri-lingual flirting in PM I suppose..

    :poke:
     
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    When you write that, just don't say "press one for English". I fuggin' HATE that. :death:
     
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    Dayum.. That's good. Afraid I didn't use that tho.. I edited the Rules right after you posted to remind me about that. Maybe I'll go back and edit. And give you credit of course...
     
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    A bit of French here...and Italian.... and Portuguese
     
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    When it's 'a bit' it's quite OK with me too. Plus, one thing when you have some friendly comments in non-English languages and quite another when there is some quarrel. Why the moderators should spend their time on google-translating or something like this? Again, rules are rules and practice of insulting foreign guests in their own languages or Americans in languages that they know is against the rules.
     
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    ime-tay or-fay anay atfin-bay ighting-say!

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    Atfink-bay is da om-bay! Orward-fay in all irections-day!
     
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    Não falo italiano, mais a música brasieleira e a minha paixão. :)
     
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    Oh, how impressive. I can speak any language with Google translate too! :71:
     
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    GT might be OK for navigating through some foreign language from somewhere else but I wouldn't trust it to write something.

    Years ago on the younger internets there was AltaVista's Babel Fish. Somebody had the idea to run the lyrics of Isaac Hayes' "Shaft" through it, translate it to Italian, and back to English on the same software.

    The result looked like

    Who is the dick classified black who is at one with all the chicks?
    Tree!
    Blessed right.
    And we can scavarli.​

    ("tree" shaft, "blessed" = damn, "scavarli" came from "dig it" which couldn't be translated)
     
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