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Re: "Useful languages"

From:Dan Sulani <dnsulani@...>
Date:Thursday, February 14, 2002, 19:34
On 14 Feb, Roger Mills wrote:

> Mike Karapcik wrote: > >| | Tagalong: > >| > >| Sure, can I come too? (Sorry, I HAD to do that.) You meant > >| Tagalog I suppose. > >| > > > > Doh! Sorry! Mi bedauxras! > > That's what my (Microsoft) spell checker changed it to. I thought > it > >was wrong, but since I can't spell at all, I don't question The Almighty > >Spellchecker. > > Somewhere there used to be a whole list of these, devised by linguistic > students-- > > "I think I'll go lie in the sun," she said in Basque. > "Can I come too?" he asked in Tagalog (requiring the same-- very common-- > misapprehension and mispronunciation). > etc. etc. >
This type of verbal wordplay is sometimes known as "Tom Swifties". There is a list of examples at the site: This site also has links to other sites with lists of "swifties". Dan Sulani ---------------------------------- likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a. A word is an awesome thing.


Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>