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Jan Waclawek
08/06/07 13:31
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#142831 - oh-er-that's all right it's a pleasure...
Responding to: Joseph Hebert's previous message
Essential English for Foreign Students by C.E.Eckersley, Russkaya Versiya (it's not mine, it's my wife's, she learned English while studying in Kiyev... :-) ) said:
OLAF: I never quite know what to say when someone thanks me. For instance, yesterday I saw an old lady wanting to cross the road but afraid to start because of the traffic. So I took her arm and helped her across the road. Then she said, "Thank you very much. It was most kind of you to help me. Thank you." Do you know, I had no idea what to say.

FRIEDA: We say "bitte" or "bitte sehr" or "bitte schön".

LUCILLE: A Frenchman says "de rien" or "pas de quoi". But what does an Englishman say?

MR. PRIESTLEY: That's difficult to answer. An Englishman in such a case looks rather confused and murmurs something like, "Not at all", "That's all right" or "It's a pleasure". And then quickly passes on to something else.

JAN: Well, Mr. Priestley, this has been a very good lesson. You have helped me a very great deal. Thank you very much.

MR. PRIESTLEY: (rather confused): Oh-er-that's oll right it's a pleasure... (passing on quickly to something else). Now here are some exercises for you all.

List of 13 messages in thread
interfacing with serial port of the PC      Ellappan Varadharaj      08/06/07 01:06      
   this is why we have FAQs here      Jan Waclawek      08/06/07 01:22      
   Three pins required      Joseph Hebert      08/06/07 09:22      
      are you sure that site is alive?      Richard Erlacher      08/06/07 12:07      
         well, slightly different      Jan Waclawek      08/06/07 12:08      
            Thanks Jan      Joseph Hebert      08/06/07 12:32      
               oh-er-that's all right it's a pleasure...      Jan Waclawek      08/06/07 13:31      
                  Superman says      Andy Neil      08/06/07 16:59      
                  English      David Smith      08/07/07 13:01      
                     Only French and German?      Joseph Hebert      08/07/07 15:12      
      Transmit and Receive      Andy Neil      08/06/07 17:39      
         I hate this nomenclature      Jan Waclawek      08/07/07 02:16      
      Googled CP3102...      Stanley Lio      08/07/07 06:51      

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