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#147719 - 09/09/05 09:26 AM English as she is spoke
Loc: lower upstate New York
Finally! Excerpts of my favorite phrasebook are available on line. It's a trim little book; I got mine at a bookshop in Covent Garden about 10 years ago. Apparently there's a new edition out. Meanwhile:
She do not that to talk and to cackle.
#147720 - 09/09/05 09:31 AM Re: English as she is spoke
Loc: New York City
where he was roast a herring what he did keep of her pocket
#147721 - 09/09/05 10:32 AM Re: English as she is spoke
great those are._________________________
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#147722 - 09/27/05 02:50 PM Re: English as she is spoke
Loc: Northern Ontario, Canada
No budge you there!
#147723 - 09/27/05 09:43 PM Re: English as she is spoke
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
I begin to see the charm:
This 1883 book is without question the worst phrasebook ever written. The writer, Pedro Carolino, who was Portuguese, did not particularly speak English, nor did he have a Portuguese-English dictionary available. Instead, he worked with a French-English phrasebook and a Portuguese-French dictionary. The results, I'm sure you'll agree, are staggering.
These, at least, I can figure out:
In the country of blinds, the one eyed man are kings.
To build castles in Espagnish.
A horse baared don't look him the tooth.
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