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Egypt – Meet three humorous students

Egypt. Meet three humorous students

Egypt, the three tall men I met today are students from Egypt. “Five euros” the funniest one responds when I ask them to pose for the international photo series at The Vondelpark Findfence. And when I ask them to step next to the international sign with 16 translations, he says: “Another 5 euros, we are poor students.”
The conversations starts getting hilarious. So I try to explain the difference between humour from Amsterdam and Rotterdam, in my best and impeccable Dunglish. And the funniest student concludes he has to visit Rotterdam too.

Egypt-Egyptians

Translations

They start reading the sign next to the Vindhek and they don´t understand the, supposed, Arabic translation so they write a new one in my notebook. “I hope you will be able to read his handwriting” one of them says, the other busy writing. “You are my first Egyptians,” I say. “Well, we hope we will not be your last.” Another cheerful and lighthearted meeting at the art installation.

Yogoslavia

By the way, this note reminds me of the Yogoslav translation I received: pronalazacka ograda. But I didn´t have a chance to ask another Yogoslav if the translation is correct.