07 September 2006

 

English: The precise language



A colleague called me over and showed me this picture on her computer and, pointing to the picture, said "You are too old to do that"

I replied "I'd do that in a flash"

She did not have words to answer.
Comments:
They probably had to rock her a bit to break the suction, however...
 
The fun part of English is its double meanings: do the split? or "do" the splitter?

Sometimes it only works in English, too. One time, I was driving past a cemetery in Holland with a Dutch-speaking freind, and I said, "This is where the dead people live." It's funny in English, but not if you translate it mentally into Nederlands.
 
whoops - that should be "friend."
 
I know, I love the challenge.
 
Heh heh heh heh.........
 
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