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#147719 - 09/09/05 01:26 PM English as she is spoke  
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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.

http://crossroads.net/honyaku/easis/


#147720 - 09/09/05 01:31 PM Re: English as she is spoke  
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where he was roast a herring what he did keep of her pocket




#147721 - 09/09/05 02:32 PM Re: English as she is spoke  
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great those are.



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#147722 - 09/27/05 06:50 PM Re: English as she is spoke  
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No budge you there!


#147723 - 09/28/05 01:43 AM Re: English as she is spoke  
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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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