Re: count words
|Date:||Monday, August 9, 1999, 20:56|
> Eric Christopherson scripsit:
> > On the other hand, the character for "book" is used for
> > counting long, cylindrical things.
> Not surprising, when you consider that until modern times all books
> were scrolls: long and cylindrical.
> "Gimme a scroll of beer"
> -- tough talk in Japanese bars
Ah, but in Japanese, you would not mention the beer, as that goes unspoken
through being obvious through context. So its just "Gimme a scroll".
Now, one day, an enterprising publican renamed his beer house "The Old
Is this getting too corny?