Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Tongue Twister

After our house warming 2 years ago, we were certified as party animals and caterers by a colleague of ours. He provided us with a shield, warning for a party going on (organised by CS and OX), and provided us with a the full documentation including CE marking and TÜV testing reports. One of the drinks, we were granted to serve, described in the extensive paper work, our colleague refers to as "Tongue Twister".

Today I received an e-mail from our HR manager. This is a real verbal Tongue Twister. It describes a translation from German into English. Try this one out and follow the three categories of difficulty. I can assure you, you're going to need a cloth to wipe your environment clean again after going through this. A good suggestion for a party with friends after you've had a few drinks. Good luck and enjoy!!


Stage 1 For beginners:

Drei Hexen schauen sich drei Swatch Uhren an.
Welche Hexe schaut welche Swatch Uhr an?

and now the English translation:
Three witches watch three Swatch watches.
Which witch watches which Swatch watch?


Stage 2 Advanced English:

Drei geschlechtsumgewandelte Hexen schauen sich drei
Swatch Uhrenknöpfe an.
Welche geschlechtsumgewandelte Hexe schaut sich welchen
Swatch Uhrenknopf an?

and now the English translation:
Three switched witches watch three Swatch watch switches.
Which switched witch watches which Swatch watch switch?


Stage 3: highest level of Tongue Twisting:

Drei schweizer Hexen-Schlampen, die sich wünschen geschlechts-
umgewandelt zu sein, wünschen sich drei schweizer Swatch Uhrenknöpfe anzuschauen.
Welche schweizer Hexen-Schlampe, die sich wünscht geschlechts-
umgewandelt zu sein, wünscht sich welchen schweizer Swatch Uhrenknopf anzuschauen?

and now the English translation:
Three swiss witch-bitches, which wished to be switched swiss witch-bitches,
wish to watch three swiss Swatch switches.
Which swiss witch-bitch which wishes to be a switched swiss witch-bitch,
wishes to watch wich swiss Swatch watch switch?

11 comments:

traveller one said...

My gosh that's too funny!

Orange-X said...

Traveller One, what's a life without having fun? I just hope there will be enough fun in everybody's life to make it worth while!

Rob7534 said...

I bet it sounds better in German though! :)

xmichra said...

heeh.. i said the B word.. *blush*

quick fyi, I have moved domains. I amxmichra.com now. hehe. stop on by and please update my link?? thanks!

Expat Traveler said...

LOL - I won't even try that one... Just saying it in my head made me spit. ;-)

And thanks for the translation!

CanadianSwiss said...

Xm - You SAID the B word?? I'm shocked ;-) I'll hop right over to your new site (and update my link). Thanks.

Expat- Your're welcome :-)

Michael said...

Ow, now my tongue hurts!

Orange-X said...

Rob, it might sound better in German, but the English version is much more fun ;-)

ET - make sure to clean your head on the inside? :-)

Michael, I'll check the internet for a tongue cure. If I find one, I promise to put up in the next post!

Babsbitchin said...

Holy crap! That's a mouthful in german or english. It's harder in german! But that's too funny!

Mr. Fabulous said...

My head hurts now LOL

Ginnie said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! (That's all I can say!)