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Post 2421

invisibleknight

The stupid "piano movers" Stella Artois 4 Advert where the guy chases the piano then totally screws the whole basis that the advert is "French" by saying "Un Stella Artois Four, sil vous plait? Un, deux, trois, quatre".

So he knows the French for the number four as he clearly says it during the counting sequence but he calls the beer by the English number 4?

Its just mind staggeringly stupid & pointless & idiotic.


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Post 2422

toybox

This is strange, I thought that Stella is Belgian. As long as Belgium still exists anyway smiley - erm

But if you want to convey Frenchness, putting random pieces of English inbetween along with more or less successfull translations would be the way to go:

Un Stella Artois Four*, sil vous plait?

* quatre


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Post 2423

Orcus

Surely since it's their product, they can call it what they like. If they want to mix languages then hey ho. It's hardly stupid, it's just what they've chosen. I would imagine they are aware of the french for four.



Burger King appear to have an advert at the moment that seems to be saying that a BK meal is like crack or heroin. It's calling you, you can't resist, that old man keeps a knockin... smiley - rolleyes

Furthermore, are they aware that their 'burger king' man looks rather scary and sinister to this 39 year old adult. Do they really want to be scaring kids? smiley - winkeye


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Post 2424

invisibleknight

on the whole topic of stupid Stella Artios language mixing adverts look what I posted almost exactly a year ago proving Stella think we're idiots with short memories as well
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Posted Sep 24, 2009 by invisibleknight

Oh, and my current annoying advert is for Stella Artois 4. Its not all the stupid teleportation crap that happens between truck & sports car. Its that he asks for a Stella Artois Four then says please IN FRENCH.

Why? The bar guy understood Stella Artois Four in English. Either ask him all in French (for a Stella Artois Quatre) or ask him all in English.


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Post 2425

toybox

smiley - eureka

Actually it is perfectly good French: it means "A Stella Artois oven". Or "A Stella Artois flop", I'm not sure.


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Post 2426

Taff Agent of kaos


if the name of the product is 'stella artois four' is it right to translate it

in germany a big mac is not ein grosse mac its ein big mac

smiley - bat


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Post 2427

toybox

in France they call it "Le Big Mac" smiley - biggrin


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Post 2428

Ferrettbadger. The Renegade Master

Lueven, where the Stella Brewery is is very much in Dutch Speaking Flanders, rather than French Speaking Wallonia... I guess they advertisers don't think dutch has quite the same pull in an advert!

FB


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Post 2429

Taff Agent of kaos


yes but the Big is not translated to french is it????

mixing language because the name of the product is in english

smiley - bat


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Post 2430

Bright Blue Shorts

Isn't it a Royale with cheese in France ... oh no that's quarter pounders ...


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Post 2431

A Super Furry Animal

Check out the big brain on BBS! You're a smart mothersmiley - bleeper. That's right. The metric system.

RFsmiley - evilgrin


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Post 2432

Taff Agent of kaos


What?!?!

smiley - bat


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Post 2433

A Super Furry Animal

Go watch Pulp Fiction, Taff, and all will become clear.

RFsmiley - evilgrin


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Post 2434

Taff Agent of kaos


WHAT!?!?

say what one more time MFer an i'll pop a cat in yo' ass

Is Marcelus Wallace a Bitch??

smiley - bat


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Post 2435

fords - number 1 all over heaven

What? smiley - tongueout


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Post 2436

Taff Agent of kaos


Big Kahunasmiley - burger

smiley - bat


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Post 2437

fords - number 1 all over heaven

Mmm mmm, this is a tasty burger smiley - biggrin


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Post 2438

Taff Agent of kaos


its not a motorcycle baby! its a choppersmiley - biker

smiley - bat


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Post 2439

fords - number 1 all over heaven

smiley - snork you said chopper...


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Post 2440

A Super Furry Animal

Whose chopper is this?

RFsmiley - evilgrin


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