Re: "Usefull languages"
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 21, 2002, 12:46|
In a message dated 2002.02.18 12.04.27 PM, and_yo@HOTMAIL.COM writes:
>The Aquamarine Demon wrote:
>>OT: I assume most pioneers probably had a bible, but then, I don't think
>>that's much more entertaining than a dictionary, imo....
>You rather like dictionaries, do you? In any case, IMHO pretty much ANY
>continuous text, be it the mission statement of the Uzbek ministry of
>cotton, is more interesting than a dictionary.
I like dictionaries a lot myself (esp'ly foreign language dictionaries
and polyglot ones)... but I also like "continous text" too. But I have also
had the recent politico-aesthetic joy of reading the Constitution of the
Netherlands [thanx Christophe].
Occasionally I have been known to read gum wrappers, phone books, and
ingredient lists on cereal boxes ;)
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