User Comments - RagnarL

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Posted on: Numbers in Chinese
May 03, 2014, 12:17 PM

Good answer. Now all we need is a native to tell us which is commonly used.

Posted on: Designated Driver for Hire
December 26, 2013, 06:21 PM

well thankfully things have changed. Years ago Designation happened in the parking lot after the bar closed. He with the fewest dwi's was "designated".

Posted on: Designated Driver for Hire
December 26, 2013, 03:44 PM

well I think you are correct that the actual translation is something like "substitute driver" but "designated driver" has been so over-used in drunk driving ad campaigns the US that is has become a set phrase of sorts. Another Americanism if you will. It didnt strike me as odd at all until you mentioned it.

Posted on: On a Wok-About
December 06, 2013, 07:12 PM

Well it was kind of obvious to me that it was supposed to be a play on words referring to the Australian "walk about" and I thought it was supposed to be obvious, not an accident. The world does know about your "walk about" thing so no need for surprise.

Posted on: 多伦多市长
November 29, 2013, 02:23 PM

This guy got his degree from a clown college me thinks. More fun than Bob and Doug McKenzie. Right now, his antics are Canada's number one export.