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Re^2: The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:

by rinceWind (Monsignor)
on Aug 04, 2005 at 11:49 UTC ( #480779=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:
in thread The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:

I am reminded of the Dutch phrase "Om de hoek", which means around the corner, but sometimes gets miss-translated as "On the corner".

The phrase also has some of the same connotations of the English phrase "Round the bend".

Update: Thanks aukjan for pointing out my typo.

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Re^3: The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:
by aukjan (Friar) on Aug 04, 2005 at 13:05 UTC
    I am reminded of the Dutch phrase "Om der hoek",

    That is "Om de hoek" ... 'der' is tooooo German ;-)

      "Om de hoek" ... 'der' is tooooo German ;-)

      ,,Um die Ecke'' in German.

      ,,jemanden um die Ecke bringen'' - literally: to escort somebody round the corner - means to kill that somebody though.

      Cheers, Sören

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