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Alistair Hosie
09-25-2003, 08:38 PM
A friend of mine was intrigued after I told him I regularly buy things from Germany on Ebay. When he discovered he could buy things from there easier than from the US and cheaper too he exclaimed he would give it a try. As I lived there for a number of years I offered to help him with any translation difficulties. No Alistair he proudly proclaimed showing me his upheld hand I was in the army there after the war Ah kin sprechen sir deutsch mahsell (in best Glasgow accent) when I heard his feeble attempts I should have known there would be trouble http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif. I reaffirmed the offer and he agreed if he got into difficulty he would let me laughing tonight when he called me distressed had put a final bid on a set of spindle moulder cutters which he had been eying up all week. He won them and proceeded to write of to make arrangements to pay and that's where the difficulties, which led to me finally becoming to become involved arose. Seems he has won a well cured and smoked ham leg. True honest! funny thing is he has to pay and the guy is forbidden from sending it under European laws, He told me when I finally got the guy to drop the sale The German seller had a sense of humour and saw the funny side ofit."Ahll just stick to the English and Scottish frae noo-oahn al" he told me when I finally got it all sorted out he added,(Glasgow accent)" Yeh can Keep yoor Germahn ebay tae yehrsell".
I can't stop smiling.

09-25-2003, 08:46 PM
Eine witzige Geschichte, Herr Hosie.

Alistair Hosie
09-25-2003, 09:01 PM
Das dachte ich auch http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Alistair

09-25-2003, 11:43 PM
Das ist aber lustig!

09-27-2003, 04:31 PM
Hey guys,
If you're gonna make jokes in German at least put the translation in English too.
Or else I'm going to start posting in Southern Dialect and I promise it will look like a "furin" tounge!

09-27-2003, 07:29 PM
Ok. (translation to english: Ok) http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

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Alistair Hosie
09-27-2003, 07:40 PM
sorry evan translations as following
Eine witzige Geschichte, Herr Hosie.
a funny story mr Hosie
Das dachte ich auch Alistair
that's what I thought too http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Alistair
Das ist aber lustig!
That's really funny
Sorry Evan didn't mean to be a smartass Alistair

09-27-2003, 11:45 PM
Yes I did. So flog me. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

09-28-2003, 12:44 AM
Way to go Alistair!

09-28-2003, 11:23 PM
Thanks Guys!
I promise you don't really want me to write in drawl.
I have a book titled "Instinct Shooting" about a guy from Georgia named Lucky McDaniel.It's written in dialect and it'd hard for me to read and I talk that way!

09-29-2003, 01:45 AM

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09-29-2003, 11:13 PM
Good book Gamachinist. As I recall Mr. McDaniel hailed from the same area that produced Doc Holliday; as good a recommendation to a book on instinctive shooting as any I've heard.

09-30-2003, 03:53 PM
Hi crossthread,
I'm not sure where exactly Doc Holiday was born but he had a connection to Griffin GA somewhere along the line.I think he practiced dentistry there for a while and went west for health reasons (the drier air).
Lucky McDaniel was born in Thomaston which is a few miles down the road from Griffin which is a few miles west of Locust Grove (where I now live and work).
I bought the book at a flea market because it was about shooting,interesting,cheap,and about someone from the south.The gimmick of writing in drawl may have helped it sell as a novelty but it might have been taken more seriously written in plain English.
One day I'll try to give the methods in it a try as it can't hurt my wing shooting.I just can't bring myself to shoot a rifle that way though!