VCF Europa & My Appearance at Oxford

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Fri Apr 21 14:39:30 2000

On Fri, 21 Apr 2000, Sellam Ismail wrote:
> VCF 1.0e is about a week away and plans are rolling right along. It
> should prove to be a smashing event. My German lessons are
> progressing nicely and I can now ask for beer in German and get
> directions to the nearest toilet. Next week I hope to be able to apologize
> in German for vomiting on your shoes.

Better take along a LOT of visual aids (slides, overhead foils, etc.) If
that's the extent of your German, then 45 minutes is going to call for a
LOT of beer drinking, toilet visiting, and vomiting!
Maybe you should have Hans translate, or rely on their knowing some

> I'm also giving a talk at Oxford (that would be in England :) at the

So you're going to have to learn British, also. Remember that we are two
peoples divided by a common language.

Grumpy Ol' Fred
Received on Fri Apr 21 2000 - 14:39:30 BST

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