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Re: THEORY: Expanding in translation?

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Friday, March 14, 2008, 11:36
Douglas Koller writes:
>... > In Taiwan, it was: > > He1 jiu3 bu4 kai1 che1 > Kai1 che1 bu4 he1 jiu3
Now that I read it, it is indeed quite catchy. I think I did not understand it when I first heard it, I just counted the syllables and found it long...
> If you drink, don't drive; if you drive, don't drink. > > Less a matter of expansion than developing a catchy couplet which is > more mnemonic (and it's not *that* long :) ).
You're right. **Henrik