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
> >was wrong, but since I can't spell at all, I don't question The Almighty
> Somewhere there used to be a whole list of these, devised by linguistic
> "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".
likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a.
A word is an awesome thing.