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Re: CHAT: Water and wine (was: Corpses)

From:Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>
Date:Monday, November 10, 2003, 18:56
At 12:03 AM 11/10/03 -0500, you wrote:
>Isidora Zamora scripsit: > > > >Wein allein macht dumm, > > >das beweist der student am tische. > > >Wasser allein macht stumm, > > >das bewisen im wasser die fische. > > >Um nicht eines von beiden zu sein > > >trink' ich mit wasser vermischt mein wein. > > > > Unfortunately, I speak Danish, not German :) > >The general idea is that wine alone makes you stupid, as the student >on the table proves, whereas water alone makes you mute, as the fish >in the water proves. So being neither the one nor the other I drink >water and wine mixed. > >(I apologize in advance for any blunders.)
Once again, thank you for enlightening me. Now that you have roughly translated it, I can roughly understand the German text. It's very clever. Isidora


John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>