I've been cleaning up a bit at work, and I rediscovered a file with various quotes that the interns and I thought funny enough to log. I'll share some of them here, for nostalgias sake. I omitted the names and the countries cause I don't want to offend people. It's been a great couple of years, and there's a lot more quotes besides these, but these are the only ones that are quite context-free and devoid of vulgar language ;)
On countries, language, culture and misunderstandings
Intern W: Your English has Dutch accent.
(Dutch) Intern M: That's because I was speaking in German
Intern W: our company has a lot of Cancer
(but she meant the zodiac sign)
Intern W: Fish talks to fish, boss talks to boss, it's a japanese way, huh?
Intern S: How do you spell stairs in Japanese (romaji)?
Intern M: K.... A... III'm drunk!
Intern W: I know Yoda. He killed Jesus.
(Note: Yoda != Judas)
Intern Q: So the power bars are not protected against surgery?
Intern W: you should break your brain (let your brain take a break)
French Intern L: Did you buy French water?
American Intern R: Yes
French Intern L: Thank you
Intern B (native English speaker): English is a terrible language
Intern A: (about programming-related tool) This is shit.
Japanese Employee K: Sou da ne. (yes, it is)
Intern A: That's not very subtle, is it?
Intern R: It's a rocket launcher.
(Note: USB Rocket launcher)
Intern K: do you know anything about polymorphosism?
Intern D: in order to use a speech recognition system, first you must be able to speak properly
Intern L: I would like a job with less focus on work
Intern W: R,tell me how to let PC shut up at fixed time.
Intern W: (complicated boolean question)
Intern R: Yes, I am 95% sure of that
Intern W: haha,I'm 95% thank you
Intern R trying his security card: it doesn't work!
Intern W: that's because you are bad personality.
Intern R: Every Japanese person in any kind of vehicle will eventually fall asleep and fall on you
Intern to M to Intern R: here's a copy of the scientific paper, because you probably didn't get it.
Intern W: But my [speech recognition] model is not wrong! It's just DIFFERENT!