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Jun 1, 2011, 03:53 AM
 
Male, 25 years old.

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i have just started an ariel and satalite installation company i have been run an electric company for the last 3 years

and have just branched out.

i came across some sky buddy system with all trade and das i was wondering if anyone else have done this with them or another company

and how did u find it i used to work for sky so i am aware that they are pulling peoples ASA from them so not even gonna try direct with sky.

any help apriciated

also what type of critiria do these buddy schemes look for i am happy selling sky as i have done that in the past

many thanks
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Jun 1, 2011, 04:11 AM
 
Wow, have you got any contacts for them? That sounds great!

It'll be much easier if you just comply.
     
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Jun 1, 2011, 07:25 AM
 
It's good that the under-educated are making a go of things for themselves?
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Jun 1, 2011, 07:58 AM
 
I find it interesting that, while the grammar (capitalisation, punctuation, apostrophes, verbal forms) is completely rubbish, there are very few actual spelling mistakes. There’s ‘satalite’, ‘apriciated’, and ‘critiria’, but apart from that, everything is correctly spelt.

(And yes, I’ve seen much, much, much worse than this. If you add some punctuation and apostrophes, this reads quite decently—the sentence structure and flow is there and works.)
     
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Jun 1, 2011, 08:02 AM
 


So what you're saying is that he *was* talking about Ariel the mermaid, and not aerial ?

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Jun 1, 2011, 08:05 AM
 
^ Oh, I completely missed that. I just figured Ariel was some satellite/television/whatever company or system used in the UK. Yeah, aerial makes more sense.
     
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Jun 1, 2011, 08:23 AM
 
Or Ariel for washing clothes (maybe they fix washing machines?)


or the car that does things to your face

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Jun 1, 2011, 12:00 PM
 
i have just started an ariel and satalite installation company i have been run an electric company for the last 3 years
Translation: I just started a company that installs either Little Mermaids or Laundry Detergent and "Satalites." "Have been run" = An electric company made me run for the last 3 years."

i came across some sky buddy system with all trade and das i was wondering if anyone else have done this with them or another company
All trade and das included!

and how did u find it i used to work for sky
If you used to work for sky, then why ask others about their experiences with them? You should already know how they are.

so i am aware that they are pulling peoples ASA from them so not even gonna try direct with sky.
Wait, didn't you just ask how they were to work with, implying that you didn't know about them and now you say you do? And tell me exactly how do they "pull people's aspirin" from them? (ASA=acetylsalicylic acid, aka aspirin).

any help apriciated

also what type of critiria do these buddy schemes look for i am happy selling sky as i have done that in the past

many thanks
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You're happy selling sky even though you know they screw people over.
     
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Jun 1, 2011, 02:04 PM
 
I'm guessing ASA is Authorised Sky Associate or something like that.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jun 1, 2011, 02:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
I'm guessing ASA is Authorised Sky Associate or something like that.
Agent.
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Jun 1, 2011, 02:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post


So what you're saying is that he *was* talking about Ariel the mermaid, and not aerial ?
that would be Arielle.

Ariel is one of the archangels - or the dishwashing detergent (I didn't know it was called that in English-speaking countries too).
     
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Originally Posted by Person Man View Post
All trade and das included!
I thought it meant he was German.
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Jun 1, 2011, 02:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
that would be Arielle.
No.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariel_(The_Little_Mermaid)

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Jun 1, 2011, 02:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
that would be Arielle.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariel_(The_Little_Mermaid)
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Jun 1, 2011, 02:23 PM
 

@ Turty.
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Jun 1, 2011, 03:09 PM
 
Oh.

Arielle, die Meerjungfrau – Wikipedia

Well, then.

I guess the international appeal of the detergent brand makes up for that. "Ariel" is a man's name.

Also, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariel_(angel)

     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Oh.

Arielle, die Meerjungfrau – Wikipedia

Well, then.

I guess the international appeal of the detergent brand makes up for that. "Ariel" is a man's name.
You got it bass ackwards (on purpose ?).

Ariel (detergent) is mainly a German brand.
Therefore, for the German market, the mermaid's name was changed to minimize confusion (or potential lawsuits).

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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
You got it bass ackwards (on purpose ?).

Ariel (detergent) is mainly a German brand.
Therefore, for the German market, the mermaid's name was changed to minimize confusion (or potential lawsuits).

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No, nothing backwards - you just didn't grok what I wrote.

"Ariel" is a men's name (compare "Gabriel") that means "Lion of God" in Hebrew. It is also the name of a Biblical angel (again, compare "Gabriel").

In some cultures "Ariel" is (fairly recently) also used as a female given name. Not so in Germany (or, incidentally, in Israel).

It just seemed to me that having learned that the detergent is called "Ariel" abroad as well balances out not having known that the Little Mermaid's name uses what I'm accustomed to as the masculine spelling of her name outside of Germany.

I seriously doubt that brand confusion entered into that decision.
     
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Jun 1, 2011, 04:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
I'm guessing ASA is Authorised Sky Associate or something like that.
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Agent.
Ah. I assumed that he meant a-s-s. And to us doctors, ASA=aspirin.
     
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Jun 1, 2011, 04:09 PM
 
"A-S-S" = Acetylsalicylsäure.

You don't call it "LAD", either, do you?
     
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Jun 1, 2011, 04:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
"Ariel" is a man's name.
And "Harlot" is a chick's name.
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Originally Posted by Person Man View Post
Ah. I assumed that he meant a-s-s. And to us doctors, ASA=aspirin.
Asa = Italian version of "ass"?
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Jun 1, 2011, 04:16 PM
 
Her name's not Ariel, it's Helvetica.
     
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Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
And "Harlot" is a chick's name.
And a "Doof" was the sprayed-up vertical fan of hair above the forehead on 80's chick hairstyles.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Her name's not Ariel, it's Helvatica.
fixed due to post Sans Comic impact.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
No, nothing backwards - you just didn't grok what I wrote.

"Ariel" is a men's name (compare "Gabriel") that means "Lion of God" in Hebrew. It is also the name of a Biblical angel (again, compare "Gabriel").

In some cultures "Ariel" is (fairly recently) also used as a female given name. Not so in Germany (or, incidentally, in Israel).

It just seemed to me that having learned that the detergent is called "Ariel" abroad as well balances out not having known that the Little Mermaid's name uses what I'm accustomed to as the masculine spelling of her name outside of Germany.

I seriously doubt that brand confusion entered into that decision.
Oh boy, I don't know why, but this sounds like the Sixteenth Chapel explanation

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Yeah. You quoting half my post and then making it look like a flippant quip had any real meaning to it kinda turned it lose-lose for me.

Oh hey look - BEER TIME
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
And a "Doof" was the sprayed-up vertical fan of hair above the forehead on 80's chick hairstyles.
Was it really? You learn something new every day!

I know what you mean. I call it "A.S.S.", or "American Stupidhair Syndrome".
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Jun 1, 2011, 05:20 PM
 
TBH, that's what it was called at our school. I have no idea whether this was its common term, or whether it wasn't possibly spelled "douf", or whether it was a local clique girls' thing.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Yeah. You quoting half my post and then making it look like a flippant quip had any real meaning to it kinda turned it lose-lose for me.

Oh hey look - BEER TIME
Cheers. I appreciate everyone who works hard on making this forum as entertaining as it used to be

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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Her name's not Ariel, it's Helvetica.
That's a common mistake. They look similar, but Helvetica is actually her much more attractive sister.
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Jun 2, 2011, 09:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Ariel (detergent) is mainly a German brand.
Nope. It’s used all over Scandinavia, at least, and I used to buy it in China as well.
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Nope. It’s used all over Scandinavia, at least, and I used to buy it in China as well.
And it's been a brand here for as long as I can remember.
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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Ariel (detergent) is mainly a German brand.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariel_(laundry)
It's been on the market in Germany since 1966, but it hit the rest of Europe in 1967, and "it is the flagship brand in Procter &amp; Gamble's European, Mexican, Japanese, Brazilian, Peruvian, Turkish, Filipino, Colombian and Venezuelan portfolios."

The German wiki entry says it's called "Tide" on the US market.
     
   
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