skifa: (MN cherry)
When Hillary Clinton held her first meeting as secretary of state with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov Friday in Geneva, with an ambitious agenda of bilateral nuclear treaty renegotiations, a possible U.S. compromise on missile defense, and Russian arms sales to Iran, she sought a gesture to thaw the relationship between the two former Cold War adversaries that had grown increasingly chilly in recent years, particularly in the wake of Russia's invasion of Georgia last summer.

Reflecting the Obama administration's intent to "reset" relations with Moscow (a term first prominently used by Vice President Joseph Biden at the Munich security summit last month), Clinton gave Lavrov a mock "reset" button, with the Russian word peregruzka written on the side, as a kind of light-spirited gag gift. Problem was, as Lavrov and media reports subsequently noted, the translation was slightly off, and the button Clinton delivered actually translated to something closer to "overload," rather than perezagruzit, "to reset."

Oops.

Взято отсюда.
skifa: (MN cherry)
When Hillary Clinton held her first meeting as secretary of state with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov Friday in Geneva, with an ambitious agenda of bilateral nuclear treaty renegotiations, a possible U.S. compromise on missile defense, and Russian arms sales to Iran, she sought a gesture to thaw the relationship between the two former Cold War adversaries that had grown increasingly chilly in recent years, particularly in the wake of Russia's invasion of Georgia last summer.

Reflecting the Obama administration's intent to "reset" relations with Moscow (a term first prominently used by Vice President Joseph Biden at the Munich security summit last month), Clinton gave Lavrov a mock "reset" button, with the Russian word peregruzka written on the side, as a kind of light-spirited gag gift. Problem was, as Lavrov and media reports subsequently noted, the translation was slightly off, and the button Clinton delivered actually translated to something closer to "overload," rather than perezagruzit, "to reset."

Oops.

Взято отсюда.
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The Farnsworth Lantern Test, or FALANT, is a test of color vision developed specifically to screen pilots for color blindness in the field of aviation.

 
One experience vividly illustrates the special impact of a lantern test.
A man came for examination, needing a certificate stating that his colour vision was adequate to pass a lantern test.
His wife sat with him in the darkened room, watching as he named the series of coloured lights presented. He misnamed red and green badly and I was unable to pass him.
They left but paused outside the door of the consulting room long enough for the lady to be heard saying, “Give me the car keys, I am driving home after that performance!”

skifa: (Default)

The Farnsworth Lantern Test, or FALANT, is a test of color vision developed specifically to screen pilots for color blindness in the field of aviation.

 
One experience vividly illustrates the special impact of a lantern test.
A man came for examination, needing a certificate stating that his colour vision was adequate to pass a lantern test.
His wife sat with him in the darkened room, watching as he named the series of coloured lights presented. He misnamed red and green badly and I was unable to pass him.
They left but paused outside the door of the consulting room long enough for the lady to be heard saying, “Give me the car keys, I am driving home after that performance!”

skifa: (MN cherry)
Disorder in the American Courts
These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.

ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 15th...
Read more... )
skifa: (MN cherry)
Disorder in the American Courts
These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.

ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 15th...
Read more... )
skifa: (RadioCat)
Drunkenness - you would be suprised how many sober people omit one of the [n]s in this one.
Нашла страничку с 100 английских слов, которые пишутся неправильно чаще других, повеселило :)
Полезный сайт, с кучей глоссариев, подборкой аббревиатур.
ТЫЦ
skifa: (RadioCat)
Drunkenness - you would be suprised how many sober people omit one of the [n]s in this one.
Нашла страничку с 100 английских слов, которые пишутся неправильно чаще других, повеселило :)
Полезный сайт, с кучей глоссариев, подборкой аббревиатур.
ТЫЦ
skifa: (sandwich)
все, крыша едет - читаю название второй книги о Гарри Поттере - Harry Potter and the Chamber of... COMMERCE! :)))
skifa: (sandwich)
все, крыша едет - читаю название второй книги о Гарри Поттере - Harry Potter and the Chamber of... COMMERCE! :)))
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"Incase  of  process  to  forfeit of  the  agreement  is frustration of purpose can  not  pay  the  installment  the  seller will depend merely upon the will of seller"


ангельский просто ах. я тихо фигею.   


skifa: (Default)

"Incase  of  process  to  forfeit of  the  agreement  is frustration of purpose can  not  pay  the  installment  the  seller will depend merely upon the will of seller"


ангельский просто ах. я тихо фигею.   


skifa: (Default)

Well, according to John Chromy I might actually be a Minnesotan by 21 points! Who would've thought! I guess those years in MN
were not in vain then =)

YOU MIGHT BE A MINNESOTAN IF. . .
by John Chromy

 -you like to come in out of the sun when the temperature gets above 72.

-you may not have actually eaten it, but you have heard of Lutefisk.

-you like the Winter Olympics better than the Summer Olympics.

-you have no "spring" sports season.

-you have ever worn shorts and a parka at the same time.

-you have ever had an entire telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number.

-you know how to say Wayzata, Mahtomedi, and Shakopee.

-your daily meals are breakfast, dinner, and supper.

-you consider Lime Jell-O a highly versatile food: a breakfast dish when it is filled with fruit, a salad when it has shredded carrots and a dab of mayonnaise, and a dessert when topped with dreamwhip.

-you never had to rewind any part of "Fargo" because you missed some of the dialogue.

-the first time you entered the Metrodome you looked up and said, "sure could stack a lot of hay bales in here!"

-the temperature in March is above freezing for three days in a row, and you think it's summer.

-you laugh out loud every time you see a news report about a blizzard shutting down the entire east coast.

-you think that "UFF DA" is a standard English phrase.

-your favorite sport when it's cold outside is played where it's cold inside.

-you can recite, from memory, more than a half-dozen "Ole and Lena" jokes.

-you know people named Ole and Lena.

-you think of SPAM as a quality, all-purpose meat product whether served with eggs for breakfast, in a sandwich at noontime, or in a hot-dish for supper.

-everytime you see moonlight on a lake you think of a dancing bear, and sing, gently, "From the land of sky-blue waters . . . Hamm's, the beer refreshing. Hamm's, the beer refreshing."

-you remember the thrill of going to the top of the Foshay Tower.

-you don't understand why everyone thinks Garrison Keillor is so funny.

skifa: (Default)

Well, according to John Chromy I might actually be a Minnesotan by 21 points! Who would've thought! I guess those years in MN
were not in vain then =)

YOU MIGHT BE A MINNESOTAN IF. . .
by John Chromy

 -you like to come in out of the sun when the temperature gets above 72.

-you may not have actually eaten it, but you have heard of Lutefisk.

-you like the Winter Olympics better than the Summer Olympics.

-you have no "spring" sports season.

-you have ever worn shorts and a parka at the same time.

-you have ever had an entire telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number.

-you know how to say Wayzata, Mahtomedi, and Shakopee.

-your daily meals are breakfast, dinner, and supper.

-you consider Lime Jell-O a highly versatile food: a breakfast dish when it is filled with fruit, a salad when it has shredded carrots and a dab of mayonnaise, and a dessert when topped with dreamwhip.

-you never had to rewind any part of "Fargo" because you missed some of the dialogue.

-the first time you entered the Metrodome you looked up and said, "sure could stack a lot of hay bales in here!"

-the temperature in March is above freezing for three days in a row, and you think it's summer.

-you laugh out loud every time you see a news report about a blizzard shutting down the entire east coast.

-you think that "UFF DA" is a standard English phrase.

-your favorite sport when it's cold outside is played where it's cold inside.

-you can recite, from memory, more than a half-dozen "Ole and Lena" jokes.

-you know people named Ole and Lena.

-you think of SPAM as a quality, all-purpose meat product whether served with eggs for breakfast, in a sandwich at noontime, or in a hot-dish for supper.

-everytime you see moonlight on a lake you think of a dancing bear, and sing, gently, "From the land of sky-blue waters . . . Hamm's, the beer refreshing. Hamm's, the beer refreshing."

-you remember the thrill of going to the top of the Foshay Tower.

-you don't understand why everyone thinks Garrison Keillor is so funny.

skifa: (Default)
After winning the 1912 election, Woodrow Wilson visited an aunt to tell her the news that he would be the next president. “Oh yes? President of what?” she asked. When he told her, “The United States,” his aunt replied, “Oh, don’t be silly.”
skifa: (Default)
After winning the 1912 election, Woodrow Wilson visited an aunt to tell her the news that he would be the next president. “Oh yes? President of what?” she asked. When he told her, “The United States,” his aunt replied, “Oh, don’t be silly.”

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