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What’s the French for “caveat emptor” anyway?


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 6 Oct 2011 at 21:45
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If you’re one of the many Bok fans shaking your head in dismay at the news that dear old Bakkies Botha has been ruled out of the World Cup without ever really getting into it, spare a thought for the poor souls on the Cote d’Azure who may just have been forced to spit out their croissants after this latest development.

Let’s call a spade a spade here, shall we? Bakkies, after all, must be starting to look like a pretty dodgy investment even in today’s post-Lehman Brothers world, what with a penchant for injury that has now seen him injure three different parts of his body since arriving in New Zealand… pretty impressive considering he picked up two of those in training and the other playing 50 minutes against the might of Namibia. Stack that up against a three-year contract that’s rumoured to be worth a total of €2100000 (yes, that is something like R20 Million unless the Euro has shed another zero whilst I type this) and at the current rate, Bakkies looks likely to be earning about R100k for every minute he’ll spend on the field over three years.

Scary stuff indeed for the Toulon boys, who may possibly be stubbing out their Gaulloises as we speak to reach for said contract, in order to desperately comb through the fine print. Having already failed to sign Bakkies once (remember that incident?) it would be somewhat ironic should this latest injury plague scupper his second attempt to play for les rouge et noir.


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  • ok, so seriously… what IS the French for caveat emptor?

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.10.11 22:17:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • I find this tendency to buy players past their prime mystifying.

    As [email protected]robdylan (Comment 1) : if google is your friend, then google translate is your best friend. :mrgreen:

    acheteur de veiller au – now try and say I have never done anything for you πŸ˜€

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.10.11 06:10:00 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • and for those astronomical amounts 😯

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.10.11 06:12:53 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : LOL! Well said mate!

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.10.11 07:50:38 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • What is the FRENCH for it? 😯

    What is it in Afrikaans or English please?????????? 😳

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.10.11 08:25:26 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 5) :

    :clapping hands:

    Ja asseblief tog ons wil ook weet!

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.10.11 08:38:37 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 5) : @Pokkel (Comment 6) : uncultured swine.

    It’s Latin and means “let the buyer beware”. In other words, before you commit to buying something, do your homework and make sure it’s fit for purpose, or in this case, simply fit. Or capable of being so

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.10.11 08:52:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • It is noticeable that the players past their prime, bought by clubs in Europe and the UK, are mostly from the southern hemisphere.

    Even legs deemed too old for the S15 are still potent enough to make an impact in the Heineken Cup, French S14 and Aviva Premiership, it seems.

    And €2000,000.- over 3 years is peanuts if you consider Bakkies will be living in one of the most expensive areas in Europe, where even the homeless scoff bottles of Bordeaux at €200/bottle over a lunch of Charolais beef with a petite starter of pate foie gras on a crispy baguette.

    Or so I hear. πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.10.11 08:54:02 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 8) : you reckon 700k Euros is nothing?

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.10.11 09:20:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : 😎 πŸ˜›

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.10.11 09:23:05 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 5) : @Pokkel (Comment 6) : @robdylan (Comment 7) : Don’t believe a word that Otto charlatan tries to tell you; the English for caveat emptor is “the emperor eats fish eggs”. Would a face like this lie?

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.10.11 09:37:52 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) :

    No need for that. I know I’m a pig sometimes….but a uncultured? πŸ˜‰
    I’m quite clever for somebody from Newcastle even for a Dutchman.

    I only know 1 person from Newcastle more cultured than me and that’s Culling Song!! πŸ˜†

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.10.11 09:47:16 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 12) : Bearing in mind that people in Newcastle are as a rule high up on the IQ scale (Fresh air. Low stress living. Lack of external stimulus conducive to deep thinking.), that makes you a very clever person indeed!

    Did I mention that we are also exceedingly humble out here in the countryside? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.10.11 10:14:47 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 12) : “I only know 1 person from Newcastle more cultured than me and that’s Culling Song!!”

    …it’s all the yoghurt I eat.

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.10.11 10:15:28 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 11) : I thought it meant ‘A big empty hole in the side of a mountain’ 😳

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.10.11 10:16:14 by Greg Reply

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 14) :

    I thought it was because of all the cheap Whisky you drink. 😯

  • Comment 16, posted at 07.10.11 10:19:19 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Would that be the latest application for the I-Ron ?

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.10.11 10:19:34 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 15) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 07.10.11 10:20:18 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 13) : And to emphasise your point one needs to be reminded that Bakkies is from Newcastle.

  • Comment 19, posted at 07.10.11 10:25:53 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 19) : First ever person to be excommunicated from Newcastle :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 07.10.11 10:28:16 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 19) : Bakkies ARE from Newcastle, A bakkie IS from Newcastle. Grammar is important for everyone, even sharks supporters.

    Although, as far as I know, most bakkies are manufactured in either Rosslyn or Uitenhage.

  • Comment 21, posted at 07.10.11 10:39:42 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 21) : Ba-da-bing!! You ARE on a roll today!

  • Comment 22, posted at 07.10.11 10:52:01 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 22) : somebody get that man a towel.

  • Comment 23, posted at 07.10.11 10:57:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 22) : that cat-killer from problems is making him nervous πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 24, posted at 07.10.11 11:02:04 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 21) : πŸ˜†

  • Comment 25, posted at 07.10.11 11:53:31 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Meme verskrik 😈

  • Comment 26, posted at 07.10.11 13:53:38 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 26) : good luck. I’m behind 7 proxies πŸ™‚

  • Comment 27, posted at 07.10.11 14:43:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) : Ouch

  • Comment 28, posted at 07.10.11 14:52:46 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Hence the nudge-nudge wink-wink at the end. Like this one ;-).

    Dude, if I had €700K a year EVERY bottle of red wine that comes out of the Chateau de Margeaux cellars will find it’s way to my villa on the Riviera. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 07.10.11 16:43:20 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 29) : me gotcha

  • Comment 30, posted at 07.10.11 17:46:23 by robdylan Reply
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