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Lost in Translation

Postby John Meffen » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:01 pm

I wish I could rely on the 'Lost in Translation' defense every time I said something stupid.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130815/yelena-isinbayeva-russian-pole-vault-great-comes-out-anti

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt." - Abraham Lilcoln
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Re: Lost in Translation

Postby Scottish » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:16 pm

I'm not sure of the provenance of that quote. Every notable quote online seems to be attributed to Lincoln, Churchill, Mark Twain Oscar Wilde or Shakespeare. One that CAN be attributed accurately is RLS's "It is better to be a fool than to be dead."
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Re: Lost in Translation

Postby John Meffen » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:37 pm

scottish wrote:I'm not sure of the provenance of that quote. Every notable quote online seems to be attributed to Lincoln, Churchill, Mark Twain Oscar Wilde or Shakespeare. One that CAN be attributed accurately is RLS's "It is better to be a fool than to be dead."


Before I looked it up [and I know that is a bad move] I actually thought it was Pablo Neruda :oops:

Seems to be a rewording of some biblical gibberish.
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