A Conversation for Art History 101: On a Clear Day You Can See a Lot Farther

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Caiman raptor elk - Escaping the Array

At least that is better than the proverbial threat: "I know where your house lives!"

Maybe that sounded better in Dutch slang...

"Ik weet waar jouw huis woont!"

It is the alliterating "w's" that make it work


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Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

smiley - snork Here, they only say, 'I know where you live!'

Adding the house - and Dutch 'w's - makes it special! smiley - rofl


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Post 3

Caiman raptor elk - Escaping the Array

Reminds me that saying the abbreviation www in English takes longer to say than worldwide web


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Post 4

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

Reminded me of something that happened to some Dutch people I knew years ago. They lived in North Carolina - he was a professor of music, she was a businesswoman. They hosted a Dutch high school student one year as part of an exchange programme.

To thank them, the school invited them to come for a special presentation day there. And their student decided to 'prepare' his fellow-students for the visit by teaching them all 'a special greeting' to use with their distinguished visitors...

Every student and faculty member in the place walked up to them with a big smile and said, 'Loop naar de pomp!' smiley - whistle


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Post 5

Caiman raptor elk - Escaping the Array

That was not a nice thing to do. On the other hand, the student could have picked far worse things than that.

I am always suspicious when pieces of clothing / apparel are adorned with Chinese / Japanese symbols. You never know what you are telling to the world when wearing those things. (I checked what was written on my bag with one of my Japanese colleagues. It turned out to be "Revolution")


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

smiley - laugh Fortunately, the host family had the same raucous sense of humour as the student. The locals thought it was funny, too.

smiley - rofl Bags are okay, and t-shirts, but the tattoos are a terrible idea. People run around with Chinese restaurant adverts on their skin. It's terrible.

Back when we lived in Greece, we would see the most ridiculous sayings in English on t-shirts. Tourists had suggested them to the people in the Plaka who printed the t-shirts. smiley - laugh

One of my favourites, though, was 'Then Xero' [I don't know, in Greek letters] followed by 'It's all Greek to me'. smiley - smiley


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Post 7

Caiman raptor elk - Escaping the Array

Don't forget the tattoo artist with dyslexia...


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Post 8

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

smiley - rofl Yep. Or the ones that just can't spell.


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