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Re: count words

From:Fabian <rhialto@...>
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 Library". Is this getting too corny? --- Fabian