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Re: CHAT: better than others (late reflection)

From:yl-ruil <yl-ruil@...>
Date:Friday, March 31, 2000, 15:49
And wrote:

> And they invented Ikea.
Bastards. Let all Britain rise up against this foul tyrrany!
> And they're proud of it! The hangar of horrors > hulking in my borough of Brent is brazenly painted blue with a gigantic > yellow cross on it. > > [ObConlang: Can that last sentence be relatively easily fashioned into > anglosaxon verse...?]
I'm no scop, but I'll have a go: Þæt ærn tergaþ yfele in minre burh Man him bleawfag hiwed Mid regngreate rode geolwe. It was quite hard to render literally (read "impossible), so it translates thus: The great building looms evilly in my town (no OE word for Brent) One painted it blue-colour With very great yellow cross.
> > And the Danes are an outgoing people, totally free of prejudice. > > Not so far from the truth, I think.
British (i.e. non Ikea-purchasing British collaborators) too, methinks. Dan
> --And.