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Re: CHAT: Dutch dictionary recommendations?

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, March 7, 2003, 16:28
=?iso-8859-1?q?Jan=20van=20Steenbergen?= scripsit:

> > > "broers" (which, occassionally, is my mother's maiden name). > > > > Your mother's maiden name changes? > > I don't understand your question. Could you please reformulate it?
He's pulling your leg. In English "occasionally" means "on some occasions but not others". You probably wanted "coincidentally" or "as it happens" or some such. -- John Cowan To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all. There are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. --The Hobbit


Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>