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Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #226986] Mon, 13 July 2009 11:47 Go to next message
nollan

 
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Has anyone thought about the nationality of Stephen? He first struck me as being german or at least from a german-speaking country. However, when I realized he actually shouts "Smorgasbooord..." upon seeing enemies I put 2 and 2 together.

The designers intended to make him from Switzerland, but as every Swedish person knows, foreigners (americans mostly) often tend to mix Sweden and Switzerland up. So, my take is that Stephen is something as unique as a Swedish/Swiss-hybrid!

So, any additional thoughts on this? Smile
Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #226987] Mon, 13 July 2009 11:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Logisteric

 
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according to proedit he is swiss - and to some neat swiss guy a smorgasbrod (isn't that danish by the way?) is an utter mess :devilaugh:

TIP: don't give a damn about americans' pov as a reliable source, when the usmc-hq in beirut, lebanon was bombed nearly half of all reservations for wagner-festspiele (musik) in bayreuth, bavaria, germany were cancelled. :digit:
Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #226989] Mon, 13 July 2009 12:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
nollan

 
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'Smorgasbord' describes something coming in a big variety...and in a positive sense, which I wouldn't say discovering a lot of enemies would induce. Directly translated from Swedish it becomes sandwich table Smile I also noticed a quite strange accent, somewhere around the stupid ones you hear in Hollywood movies when a Swede comes around.

I feel sorry for you about the festspiele being cancelled Wink
Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #226991] Mon, 13 July 2009 12:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
nollan

 
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Thank you Off_Topic, I was able to Wikipedia the term very well on my own.

Anyway, I think it' a quite strange thing to yell in the heat of combat and with yanks's (and probably canadians') notorious inability to distinct between Sweden and Switzerland I think the designers added the comment thinking it was of Swiss decent.
Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #226992] Mon, 13 July 2009 12:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I feel sorry for you about the festspiele being cancelled Wink


that was during the reagan administration - and anyone was happy about american elliotnes, 'cause tickets are always in very short supply (i couldn't get some till now), and that season there were lots of on the market after that
Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #226995] Mon, 13 July 2009 12:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
nollan

 
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I'm very well aware of the usage in the English-speaking world I just thought it made little sense to actually use it in this context. For the record I'm not hell-bent on him being Swedish, I just found it quite of a coincidence with him alledgingly being Swiss and then shouting a word of Swedish decent, which I've tried to clarify.

I'm not sure if my communication skills are all that bad or if you just want to get me wrong and then get me wrong.
Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #226996] Mon, 13 July 2009 12:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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you should also take into consideration that characters are based on prejudice in ja (e.g. there is no german 'good guy'), and the swiss desire for tidynes is legendary (asterix in helvetia) - smorgasbord is a bloody mess to them - maybe it is as strong a curse as some irish express with a single 'brits'
Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #227008] Mon, 13 July 2009 16:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There is no german Good Guy? What about Thor? Grunty?


Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #227009] Mon, 13 July 2009 16:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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they aren't - they shoot civillians, even kids. ira is a good guy 'i have other plans'
Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #227015] Mon, 13 July 2009 17:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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they are guys and they are good but according tp PE they aren't good guys and behave accordingly.

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Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #227042] Tue, 14 July 2009 00:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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they aren't - they shoot civillians, even kids.


But they were only obeying the F


Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #227045] Tue, 14 July 2009 00:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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But they were only obeying the F

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Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #227046] Tue, 14 July 2009 00:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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How could one mistake Swiss form Swede? One smells of chocolate and the other of herring. Smile
Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #227048] Tue, 14 July 2009 00:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You never had a chocolated Hering? You never had a real dish. (btw I regeret to inform You this dish was a French invention)
Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #227049] Tue, 14 July 2009 00:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You can't smell mercs in JA2. Not even in 1.13.

...yet. Smile
Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #227052] Tue, 14 July 2009 00:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A herring made of chocolate or a chocolate covered herring? And the only merc's I'd want to smell are Fox, Buns, Raven and Buzz. Maybe Madame Layla. . . Smile
Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #227053] Tue, 14 July 2009 00:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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a chocolate covered herring

Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #227059] Tue, 14 July 2009 00:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Only proving Israel's ability to keep a great leader longer "alive" than those Palestinians.


Hehehe yeah, they even used the same phrase about how he was "joking with his doctors", like Yasser was reported to have done a couple of years earlier (when they already had to swat the flies off him Very Happy ).


Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #227642] Fri, 17 July 2009 19:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A herring made of chocolate or a chocolate covered herring? And the only merc's I'd want to smell are Fox, Buns, Raven and Buzz. Maybe Madame Layla. . . Smile


Open a can of tuna.
Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #227659] Fri, 17 July 2009 20:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #227668] Fri, 17 July 2009 21:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Nationality of Stephen Rothman (and maybe other mercs...)[message #227673] Fri, 17 July 2009 21:37 Go to previous message
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