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Re: "Usefull languages"

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 11:24
Christophe wrote:
>I read everything that comes at sight :)) . Don't leave a box of anything >edible near me, because I'm gonna read the ingredient lists in all >languages >where it is present :)) . I love Kinder products because the ingredient >lists >are in so many languages! :)) I wonder if my interest in languages didn't >arise >from eating too many Kinder Surprise :)) .
I've got a private "game" for ingredient lists and similar: I try to figure out what it means in the most exotic language to me, if that fails, I look at the second most exotic lang, und so weiter. I get bonus points for getting it in a Romance language, good for Dutch, and okay grade for German. If I have to check the English or Scandinavian versions, I've failed. Finnish is usually not worth trying! Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Join the world’s largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail.