OT: Learning new words (was RE: "Single instance" machines)

From: Jim Strickland <jim_at_calico.litterbox.com>
Date: Wed Dec 16 14:33:03 1998

> About 10 years ago our company hired a non-English-speaking artist from
> Germany. Apart from being constantly high, our art department also had a
> (mean?) humorous streak. They taught him a very interesting form of
> English - and colourful. Instead of saying "wow, excellent!", they
> convinced him that the correct thing to say was "most spannerlike!", and
> that a correct form of greeting was "Hello Sailor!". There were many more
> interesting variations, and his English was eventually, suffice it to say,
> unusual :) Of course, he could swear like a trooper.
> A

I'm reminded of the Monty Python sketch. "My hovercraft is full of eels"

Jim Strickland
Vote Meadocrat!  Bill and Opus in 2000 - Who ELSE is there?
Received on Wed Dec 16 1998 - 14:33:03 GMT

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