Lexiophiles TGIF Selection No. 26

It’s Friday! Forget about problems, no time for stress. Friday is here to mark the beginning of the long awaited weekend, and we are here to show you what we have found on the Web this week. Enjoy! …And remember if you have some comments or suggestions, send them to lexiophiles[at]bab[dot]la!

Warning Label Generator (English)
You’ve always wanted that cool warning sign on your door… then this page is for you! Pick the design, add the text, save it on your computer and print it!

Learn Italy – Language and Culture in Italy (English)
Experience full immersion in a new culture by enrolling in a program to study Italian in Italy.

“Hoy” ou “Oi”? (Spanish/Portuguese)
At the openning ceremony of the 2007 Pan American Games in Brazil, the Mexican Mario Vazques Rana, President of the Pan American Sports Organisation, started two sentences with the word ‘hoy’ (‘today’ in Spanish). The Brazilian expectators thought he was refering to the greeting ‘Oi’ (‘hi’ in Portugues) and replied back ‘Ooiiii’ (Hiii!). The translator had a laugh. Twice!

Zvery “For you” (Russian)
One of the first movies of a famous Russian band “Zvery”

Comprehension Problem: More Than a Word Issue… (English and “Catish”)
It seems that the Catish-English dictionary must really be invented…or is it the other way around?

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