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Union jack shorts, bulldog t-shirts, bars named after soap operas, hen parties in Malaga. Tell us about your encounters with the worst (or best) of our fair country's travelers around the world. Alternatively, tell us about your own doomed quest to find a decent cup of tea in Moscow.

(, Thu 24 Apr 2014, 13:01)
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Like the Vagman I too like to learn a bit of the lingo when I travel
I was in The Netherlands and I attempted to order some beer in Dutch

the barman said in that Sean Connery way the Dutch have "It's okay I can speak your language perfectly well, please stop murdering mine"
(, Wed 30 Apr 2014, 16:03, 8 replies)
But with a Dutch accent.
Erts okayyy R can sperk ur linguage, you want to smoke dope yeah
(, Wed 30 Apr 2014, 16:11, closed)
Be understood effortlessly anywhere abroad
by waving your hands theatrically and ending each sentence with "bork bork bork!".
(, Wed 30 Apr 2014, 16:17, closed)
Chatting to some lovely fellows in Amsterdam,
my very stoned friend kept asking "what is the Dutch for ??" questions.

The guys were very patient, until my friend declared "I really wanna learn Dutch properly!"

They all just shook their heads quizzically, and one asked "Seriously, why? You've won the language lottery already... Only we even speak it, and we all speak English aswell. Learning Dutch would just be a massive waste of everyones time!"
(, Wed 30 Apr 2014, 16:18, closed)
Belgians are much more wanky about it.
Possibly cos of the dual language thing and possibly because Belgians are almost without exception utter joyless cunts
(, Wed 30 Apr 2014, 16:31, closed)
Except Poirot.

(, Wed 30 Apr 2014, 16:39, closed)

(, Wed 30 Apr 2014, 16:40, closed)
And Benoît Poelvoorde.

(, Wed 30 Apr 2014, 17:01, closed)
Is that a Japanese configuration?

(, Wed 30 Apr 2014, 21:38, closed)

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