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Re: Another poll on word-making

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Thursday, March 21, 2002, 3:52
On Wed, 20 Mar 2002 22:22:56 -0500, Christopher B Wright
<faceloran@...> wrote:

>For those who translate for words, what do you most like to translate? > >The inquisitive >Chris Wright
I translate a variety of things; phrases from songs, Adventure (the ancient computer game), or most recently, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Often, one of the first things I translate is "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog". (For a while, I was misremembering it as "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog", but that's clearly wrong because there's no 's' in it.) Other examples of things I've used for translation (both for vocabulary and grammar) include "I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee", "The cow jumped over the moon", and "Everybody wants a rock to wind a piece of string around". -- languages of Azir------> ---<>--- hmiller (Herman Miller) "If all Printers were determin'd not to print any email password: thing till they were sure it would offend no body, \ "Subject: teamouse" / there would be very little printed." -Ben Franklin