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

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Fri Dec 18 13:14:52 1998

> > Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer? Ja!
> > ...Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!
> :)) sounds a bit like, and most words are, well lets say
> they can be real ... Looks like a mixup of several
> different styles of spellingproblems. Spelling errors
> like Found when people know only spoken errors, wordswaps,
> like done from stundents that had only started to learn
> (lets say two years :) together with words are just nonsense.
> I guess someone with a certain knowledge of German _and_
> a real sharp mind had compiled them.

That's entirely appropriate, since the Monty Python sketch stated that
the each word of the "Killer Joke" had to be translated from English to
German by a different person.

Of course, if there were such a thing as a killer joke in English, it
seems likely that translating it literally (and poorly) into German would
substantially reduce its effectiveness.

I wonder if the Killer Joke works on AIs?
Received on Fri Dec 18 1998 - 13:14:52 GMT

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