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scottwerden



Joined: 11 Jul 1999
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:49 am    Post subject: Wanted: Pink car decoder ring Reply with quote

Latest message needing decoding:

Pink car hatch # are getting there but the river pretty calm n wait 30 gusts hit vans a rocken but swell is correlie head hi glassy spots but looks promassing for today no one out ! at hatch creep beach or old guys at swell like victor the imlimper !

So, it is good, yes???

BTW, I think your punctuation keys are defective since they don't seem to work so well.
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GarryW



Joined: 11 Mar 2001
Posts: 106

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ran it through Google translate but it couldn't help. Bob we love you but throw us a bone sometimes. I hate having to read your reports over and over before it kinda makes sense.
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mcterry65



Joined: 12 Sep 2000
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure what it means,, but it's kind of funny...
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philodog



Joined: 28 Apr 2000
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the pink car updates. Half the fun is decoding them. My translation is the numbers look good on iwindsurf but it`s real gusty on the river. Swell is head high but lots of lulls. Looks good for later and no one is out yet at Hatch or Swell, even Victor the Inflictor.
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johnl



Joined: 05 Jun 1994
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Location: Hood River OR

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel better now. I thought I was the only one who had no idea what he was saying......
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isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PCB has a standard onsite report. In English, regardless of what the sensors say, it reads:
THE WIND IS BLOWING HARD ENOUGH TO POWER UP NORMAL-SIZED MALES ON 3.7 TO 4.2 SQUARE METER SAILS. THE SWELL IS THE SIZE OF [INSERT YOUR FAVORITE LARGE VEHICLE]] EXCEPT WHEN IT'S NOT ... BUT I'M CONFUSED BECAUSE THERE'S ALMOST NOBODY ON THE WATER.
The problem is that Bob translates that standard text into some (very) foreign language (a different one each time), translates the result back into some form of English, and hits SEND. For example, here's how that works when he goes from his canned post above to Arabic, then French, then back to English:
"Wind blows strongly sufficient to ensure normal operation SMES among men to 3.7 4.2 square meters. [Increase in the volume was introduced a vehicle of choice for] [with the exception when it is not ... But I do almost because of the water."

The possibilities are virtually infinite.
Now, isn't Bob clever?
(Which, through the same tortuous path, produces "Does Bob intelligent?"

Now, THAT question I can't answer.
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jsampiero



Joined: 20 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to check into a thread that makes me smile - although that could be the 2 days of 4.2/3.7 wind we've just had...

FWIW, I thought Bob's message made perfect sense!

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hilton08



Joined: 02 Apr 2000
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corelli head high = Akagi head high = about 5 feet.

I find Bob's reports easier to understand than Freemanese.
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gorgesurfshop



Joined: 25 May 1999
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:52 am    Post subject: Freemanese Dictionary Reply with quote

Yes but there is a Freemanese dictionary on our website.
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jsampiero



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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