Thursday, March 01, 2018

It Pays to Check

I needed to go out and buy some grub screws today. My French may be improving but not to the standard that I can name all types of ironmongery available. So time to call in the help of an online translator.

English  -  Grub Screw
French  -  Vis a Ver

OK. Vis is often the basis of any type of screw so thought there was a good chance for once it might be right. Still, one can never be quite sure so when in doubt, reverse translate.

French  -  Vis a Ver
English  -  Fuck of Worm

Probably as well I didn't ask anyone!


Masher said...

Oh mate. Lolz and all that!

Of course, would have possibly been a much more 'entertaining' blog post had you actually gone to an ironmongers and used the phrase. :)

Toffeeapple said...

Bugger, I might have just gone with that and with dire consequenses!