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Old Apr 15th 2009, 3:51 pm
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..... the closest translation I can find in English is a cockatrice. Anyone got a better one?

{A German on my project team used this expression in an email...... It's aroused my curiosity as to whether there's an english equivalent. Anorak moment. Sorry....}
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Originally Posted by shakh your bootie View Post
..... the closest translation I can find in English is a cockatrice. Anyone got a better one?

{A German on my project team used this expression in an email...... It's aroused my curiosity as to whether there's an english equivalent. Anorak moment. Sorry....}
I am having a look...but what is a cockatrice?
getting a few weird things coming up...
it's a toy from Sigikids...
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Old Apr 15th 2009, 4:03 pm
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lol...hang on I have found it...
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Originally Posted by shakh your bootie View Post
..... the closest translation I can find in English is a cockatrice. Anyone got a better one?

{A German on my project team used this expression in an email...... It's aroused my curiosity as to whether there's an english equivalent. Anorak moment. Sorry....}
it's an expression used to describe someone who has many different talents...
as in he can lay eggs, give milk, shed wool and has good meat on him...
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it's an expression used to describe someone who has many different talents...
as in he can lay eggs, give milk, shed wool and has good meat on him...
Hey, that sounds like me.....
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Hey, that sounds like me.....
hahaha...apart from the meat bit
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Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
it's an expression used to describe someone who has many different talents...
as in he can lay eggs, give milk, shed wool and has good meat on him...
Exactly that!! LOL...this is one of the images that came up when I googled it!
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Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
it's an expression used to describe someone who has many different talents...
as in he can lay eggs, give milk, shed wool and has good meat on him...
A multi tasking male species.
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A multi tasking male species.

Hence the reason you sure don't get many eirlegende wollmilchsau whaaatsems to the dozen....
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it's an expression used to describe someone who has many different talents...
as in he can lay eggs, give milk, shed wool and has good meat on him...
So in future if I refer to "EW" it's not a website............
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Originally Posted by shakh your bootie View Post
..... the closest translation I can find in English is a cockatrice. Anyone got a better one?

{A German on my project team used this expression in an email...... It's aroused my curiosity as to whether there's an english equivalent. Anorak moment. Sorry....}
i can tell you what a cockantrice is if thats any help

http://www.godecookery.com/cocken/cocken02.htm
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i can tell you what a cockantrice is if thats any help

http://www.godecookery.com/cocken/cocken02.htm
LOL - Heston Blumenthal made a "cockatrice" dish on CH4 the other week. No web images available - perhaps it gave everyone food poisoning???
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LOL - Heston Blumenthal made a "cockatrice" dish on CH4 the other week. No web images available - perhaps it gave everyone food poisoning???
is he still closed down...??

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is he still closed down...??

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Open now. Was a norovirus? some of his staff had.

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