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Many years ago I learned a lovely phrase in German ... "Sie koennen bleiben wo der Pfeffer waechst" (I haven't worked out umlauts ... apologies)
"You may live where the pepper grows" ... an awfully polite euphemism for "Go to H**l".
Having looked at some spammers today I've been thinking "Serdecznie powitamy cały polski spam post w szczególnie ciepłym miejscu" ... a sort of spoof equivalent simply because I've learned the words "Serdecznie powitamy" ... "We warmly welcome you" (according to Google Translate) only from the spammers on this site. With apologies to my Polish friends I think that means "We warmly welcome the whole Polish spam post in a particularly warm place"
So please share with me equally polite ways of telling people to **** *** whilst being incredibly polite ...
"Dear Sir, you are without any doubt, a rogue, a rascal, a villain, a thief, a scoundrel, and a mean, dirty, stinking, sniveling, sneaking, pimping, pocket-picking, thrice double-damned no-good son of a bitch." -- 1776
Just to help you: umlauts (and other accents) are easy. Hold down ALT and use the numeric keyboard:
ALT 0192 = À
ALT 0196 = Ä
ALT 0199 = Ç
ALT 0201 = É
ALT 0207 = Ï
ALT 0212 = Ô
ALT 0213 = Õ
ALT 0214 = Ö
ALT 0220 = Ü
ALT 0223 = ß
ALT 0224 = à
ALT 0226 = â
ALT 0228 = ä
ALT 0231 = ç
ALT 0232 = è
ALT 0233 = é
ALT 0234 = ê
ALT 0235 = ë
ALT 0238 = î
ALT 0244 = ô
ALT 0245 = õ
ALT 0246 = ö
ALT 0251 = û
ALT 0252 = ü
For Acute accents, you can just use ALT GR plus the key:
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Thank you. Ironically I used to know most of these off the top of my head - advantage/disadvantage of working in a multilingual environment. Don't know if it's an age thing but it all slipped out of my memory once I left that place
I can just type the ~ or ^ or ' or ` or " key once (nothing happens) and then the key I want to apply it to.
So " + o = ö, ` + a = à, ~ + n = ñ, etc.
For some reason I don't have that at work and it's driving me nuts.
It's some keyboard setting, but I can never figure out which one.
When I mess it up I get Dutch layout, but we Dutch use American qwerty keyboards and all of a sudden all keys become something else.
So I wonder why is that Dutch layout if the Dutch don't use it...
I get two of each symbol at once when I press twice.
So I usually do ""[left arrow] or even "";[left arrow x2]
I even do that when I get these symbols on the first button press.
It's really not a problem