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 Post subject: About Ep 30 "Blood, devastation..."
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:26 pm 
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around 4 minutes, John Cleese, the banker, said:
"....but actually, here, at slater nazi, we are quite keen to get ...."
how to understand "slater", as a kind of insect ?
it supposes to be the name of the bank ? (slater nazi bank)
thanks for your help !
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i would assume Slater Nazi is the name of the bank, with Slater probably just being a made up name.

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Slater-Methuen Books A division of Slater-Nazi Industries. And we all know about Methuen Books and Python don't we?


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well there wouldn't be any python books if it wasn't for Methuen...


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Thanks Dennis
and sorry Dave128, you're speaking chinese for me about Slater-Methuen Books...i'm only french ! :roll:


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i would assume Slater Nazi is the name of the bank, with Slater probably just being a made up name.

Slater a made up name???:shock:

I went to school with five mates, all brothers, all Slaters.

Stems from the old slate quarry workers in Cumbria, Scotland and Wales.


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Ragnar wrote:
Slater a made up name???:shock:

I went to school with five mates, all brothers, all Slaters.

Stems from the old slate quarry workers in Cumbria, Scotland and Wales.



made up name as in they didn't base it off an actual person. at least, i don't think they did...

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He means Slater as a rather innocent name, especially compared to Nazi.

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thanks everybody !
actually, I found "slater" on my dictionnary as a kind of unpleasant insect called in french "cloporte"... I think to translate that way: "Banque Kloport Nazi" this association (nazi-insect) is not so bad....(?!)
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 Post Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:01 pm 
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in my dictionary slater is the same as slate-worker and there is nothing about insect! I can't remember this sketch... I have see it and check this word in subtitles. And what is Methuen Books??? I don't have this word in dictionary too. What sort of books are they? I've never heard about it...

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Methuen is the company who produce the books. :)


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Hi, Iwona,
My "Robert and Collins" said: "slater = woodlouse = kind of insect called in french : cloporte"
anyway, it's a detail about my translation, i think it will be not a treason for the MPFC... :wink:


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