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Re: "Usefull languages"

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 11:15
Czhang wrote:
> >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 ;)
I should perhaps clarify that I in no way dislike dictionaries, and may even be found browsing thru' one on the chance I'll find something interesting. It's just that sitting down and actually reading a dictionary, like you'd read a novel, is unbearably tedious. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Join the world’s largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail.


Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>