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#1 User is offline   Some Random Bloke 

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:29 PM

My wife is an OT in an aged care facility. Some visitors came to see a resident today and were asking about this iPad. She went to ask the registered nurse and the RN said he hadn't come in with one. So she went off to look for it and a few minutes later came back to show the RN.

"Found it."

"Oh - you mean iPad, I thought you meant eye-pad" (holding hand over eye).

He he. Context matters.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:46 AM

LOL, Damn i never thought of it that way before.

Come to think of it, the iPad is probably the only product in the apple range, that can almost have a double meaning, there is only one solution Alex, apples legal team need to sue anybody who uses the Eye Pad name, and make them use iPatch ( well until they bring out software updates for the iOS devices and call them Ipatches) :P
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:25 AM

Word definition without context has no meaning. Only context can give value to meanings. It ia amazing what culture does with words. And of course you can imagine with the numerous cultures/languages around the world the array and variety of meanings for different words in different cultures.




View PostXenophos, on 29 February 2012 - 11:29 PM, said:




My wife is an OT in an aged care facility. Some visitors came to see a resident today and were asking about this iPad. She went to ask the registered nurse and the RN said he hadn't come in with one. So she went off to look for it and a few minutes later came back to show the RN.

"Found it."

"Oh - you mean iPad, I thought you meant eye-pad" (holding hand over eye).

He he. Context matters.

If you don't ask, there will be no answer!
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:41 AM

I bought a chainsaw, many moons ago, and the translation from chinese to english was not real flash, on one part of the instructions it said : Do Not Attempt to stop the chain with your testicles " true story, :mosking:

I tried it, and they are right it didn't work :P
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:51 AM

Ha ha... So that's why you have a high pitched voice...:)
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:32 AM

Ken, you are a laugh a mn. I was again in stitches. :lol:

Having lived in Asia for yonks and worked as a trainer/teacher/principal, you would not believed the translations that I saw. I should have written a book at that stage, I can assure you. :13:


View PostKen Gracey, on 01 March 2012 - 07:41 AM, said:



I bought a chainsaw, many moons ago, and the translation from chinese to english was not real flash, on one part of the instructions it said : Do Not Attempt to stop the chain with your testicles " true story, :mosking:

I tried it, and they are right it didn't work :P

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