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Translating "I'm sorry but that's simply bollocks"

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I'm having a problem with colleagues from another department attempting to mislead me with a deliberate misinterpretation of facts. Back in Blighty, amongst colleagues that I know pretty well I would have no qualms about using the above phrase in a light hearted manner but with the clear message that I will not accept what they are saying and they need to go back and think again.

 

Any suggestions for an appropriate phrase in German?

 

Thanx.

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Ein interessanter Ansatz aber so leider nicht zu verwenden - An interesting approach but not applicable

Less formal: Quatsch mit Soße

My favorite: Gequirlte Scheiße - ad lib. mit Reis(e)

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a phrase I heard recently (not applied to myself, I might add), was "hundertprozentige Überzeugungskraft bei völliger Ahnungslosigkeit", which I thought was quite cool

maybe you could work that one in somehow? :)

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Do what the krouts do, and just use the word "bullshit", untranslated. They think it makes them look worldy.

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a phrase I heard recently (not applied to myself, I might add), was "hundertprozentige Überzeugungskraft bei völliger Ahnungslosigkeit", which I thought was quite cool

maybe you could work that one in somehow?

I like it a lot, but I think I would struggle finding the variations of inflection that I can get with the original :)

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Obviously depends on how good terms you are with them. If per Sie and still a little formal then I would use Urbanangels translations.

 

To my colleague here who I know quite well I would say 'Das ist ja Quark'

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heh, heh. Gequirlte Scheisse. heh, heh. I'm adding that one to my repertoire.

Had to look up "Gequirlte". I don't think I will ever look at my whisk the same way again! :D

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