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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Not going to order this... but...   Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:05 am

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PostSubject: Re: Not going to order this... but...   Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:21 am

LOL - Google Translate - Epic Fail!
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PostSubject: Re: Not going to order this... but...   Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:09 am

or the fact the shipping will cost 20 times more than the item. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Not going to order this... but...   Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:38 am

LOL - I didn't even read that far.
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PostSubject: Re: Not going to order this... but...   Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:45 am

Seems as if the translator did not do its job lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Not going to order this... but...   Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:37 pm

That's pretty bad
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PostSubject: Re: Not going to order this... but...   Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:55 pm

The shipping was free, it looks like they use the same discription for alot of there sale items inc. pipes.
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PostSubject: Re: Not going to order this... but...   Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:06 pm

Brothah Kyle:

You've unearthed one of my favorite pastimes when I need a chuckleónamely, Googling for pipe stuff and clicking on the "Translate this page" link for the foreign sites. There's no end to the entertainment value. The Italian sites have always been my favorite, but the Chinglish page you posted beats them hands down.

BTW, for those brethren who are relatively new to pipe smoking, the reamer is a rip-off of the classic old British Buttner reameróa device that works well as long as the rivets stay riveted...but they don't. They're made of brass, and they're too soft to hold up under the torquing forces that result from many years of use. I guess it's cool that the Chinese job on eBay is stainless steel, but the cutters and body were never the problem. The rivets are the weak point.

Nevertheless, it's a clever, time-tested design, and I've always had a British Buttner reamer around ever since I bought my first one...about 46 years ago.

jocolor
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Not going to order this... but...   Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:37 pm

Vito wrote:
Brothah Kyle:

You've unearthed one of my favorite pastimes when I need a chuckleónamely, Googling for pipe stuff and clicking on the "Translate this page" link for the foreign sites. There's no end to the entertainment value. The Italian sites have always been my favorite, but the Chinglish page you posted beats them hands down.

BTW, for those brethren who are relatively new to pipe smoking, the reamer is a rip-off of the classic old British Buttner reameróa device that works well as long as the rivets stay riveted...but they don't. They're made of brass, and they're too soft to hold up under the torquing forces that result from many years of use. I guess it's cool that the Chinese job on eBay is stainless steel, but the cutters and body were never the problem. The rivets are the weak point.

Nevertheless, it's a clever, time-tested design, and I've always had a British Buttner reamer around ever since I bought my first one...about 46 years ago.

jocolor

I used to translate pages for fun among many things...this one was just a great find that had to be shared, no translation needed...or...the translation was just funny as-is. Laughing

...yeah you get what you pay for, and this just didn't seem to make as much sense versus the Kleen Reem I actually *did* get... If I got Buttner, I'd look for a nice used one or one that didn't look like it'd break in two uses...
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PostSubject: Re: Not going to order this... but...   Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:48 pm

Just think, if you ask a question, they will respond in 24 hours or less. If the translation failure is a two way street, there's no telling what gobblygoop (translate that!) you'll get for a response.
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PostSubject: Re: Not going to order this... but...   Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:48 am

All pipes are handmade folk artists???!!! Is that what they do with folk artists in China? How terrible!
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Not going to order this... but...   Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:44 am

Boxerbuddy wrote:
All pipes are handmade folk artists???!!! Is that what they do with folk artists in China? How terrible!

king king Laughing Laughing

They steal everyone that makes something. Everyone. Then of course, happily sell their wares back to us... Razz
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