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#130502 - 07/16/04 12:00 PM Vote for your favorite...
AnnaStrophic Offline
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#130503 - 07/16/04 02:14 PM Re: Vote for your favorite...
TEd Remington Offline
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What really scares me is I can actually interpret about 75 percent of what's there. But the one I voted for had by far the highest number of votes.

I wonder what these would do on the Fogg index.


#130504 - 07/16/04 03:48 PM Re: Vote for your favorite...
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I voted for the same one, TEd. One of them shouldn't be on the list, though, because it's a translation and therefore hors concours, as it were.

#130505 - 07/16/04 05:17 PM Re: Vote for your favorite...
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Is this the translation, AnnaS?

"Zanussi for instructions for fitting a cooker hood (from 1985)"


Alliteration isn't all that confusing, is it?


I voted for the *definition of "bed".

#130506 - 07/23/04 10:50 AM Re: Vote for your favorite...
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Yeah, that's the translation, musick.

Here are the results:

The winner, with 19% of the votes, was the draft National Minimum Wage Regulations from 1988. The regulations defined "non-hours work" with the memorable phrase: "the hours of non-hours work worked by a worker in a pay reference period shall be the total of the number of hours spent by him during the pay reference period in carrying out the duties required of him under his contract to do non-hours work."

Just behind, with 18%, was a 1989 document by STC Technology Limited which explained that, "There is an unavoidable conflict of teminology in naming the classes Class and Instantation. Instantation is not itself a real instance but a class (namely, the class of all real instances). Likewise, Class is not a class of real instances but a class of classes (namely, the class of all classes of real instances). Instantation could be renamed Class and Class renamed Type to avoid this. In that case, the members of Class would not be classes and the members of Type would not be types."

And third place, with 15%, went to a 143-word sentence in a 1982 letter from the Department of Health and Social Security. "From and including 26.2.81 an additional component is payable at the weekly rate of 5p which is the rate appropriate to 11/4% of the amount of the surpluses in the earnings factors for 3 years in the claimant's working life after reduction on account of his guaranteed minimum pension of 2.04 (the guaranteed minimum pension was originally notified to the claimant as 1.99 and has subsequently been amended to 2.04) (Social Security Pensions Act 1975 Section 6 and 29 (1) and the Social Security (Earnings Factor) Regulations reg 2 and the Schedule) and graduated retirement benefit at the weekly rate of 2.37 (2.58 from 26.2.81) which is the amount appropriate to 67 units of graduated contributions paid or treated as paid by the claimant (National Insurance Act 1965 Section 36 and the Social Security (Graduated Retirement Benefit) (No.2) Regulations reg 3! (3) and Schedule 1)."



#130507 - 07/24/04 09:34 AM Re: Vote for your favorite...
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They made my teeth itch!


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