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Old November 04, 2008, 02:43 PM
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Old November 04, 2008, 03:35 PM
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I didn't laugh but I understand it now :P
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Hilarious!
But you didn´t tell us who´s the boss in hell.
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Old November 04, 2008, 06:02 PM
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I never didn't understand it, I never made laugh it. jijijijj
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I never don't understand it. I never made laughed it.jijijijj


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Did you laugh? what's "jijijiji"?
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Old November 05, 2008, 03:35 PM
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But you didn´t tell us who´s the boss in hell.
Take a guess

Bosses in hell are Italian, of course

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I suppose that Bosses in hell, could to mean Jefe en el Infierno.


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what is "jefe en el infierno"?
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Old November 05, 2008, 07:12 PM
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Speaking in generalities, and jokingly an Italian boss( and a British chef for that matter)may be less than ideal. The opposite (generally speaking) would be better. Italian food is tasty, British food life mashed canned peas is awful. An even tempered English person may be a better boss than a
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I know it sounds naive for some people to generalise, but in Europe we are like a group of neighbours learning to leave their doors open when just 60 years ago some of us were killing each other. In the process of learning how to be together, this kind of generalisation, probably 'politically' incorrect in another culture, is coming out. I don't support the european union fully, I think it will still take long for us to fit together...on the while, this kind of joke helps people to understand that some countries do some things very well but are horrible at others, and they should be ready to hear both. The USE (united states of europe) is a weird thought if everything French, German or English can say is 'We are the best'.

This kind of generalisation is another way to get to know each other better.
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