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Re: [OT] was Re: rather OT - was - Re: Latin "joke", was Re: running two CPU's in parallel with e.g. Beowulf in the same box.....





On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 5:26 PM, Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@gmail.com> wrote:
On Monday 08 December 2014 16:58:51 Michael Fothergill wrote:
> > Remind me not to use Google Translate.  The whisky is agreeable but the
> > meat
> > has gone bad!!!
> >
> > Lisi
> >

I said the above, I didn't say this, which you quote me as saying:

Oops!  I didn't mean the positioning of the text to imply that you had written/said this....
 
> > I tried translating one of the current mailing list topics - "Debian
> > fork: Devuan, Debian without systemd" into Latin using google
> > translate....

Where did you get it from?  Or did you say it yourself? 
 
And I had quoted what
I was commenting on, which you have excised;

I excised it because I thought you would remember what you said and not want it repeated and then assume the new stuff was mine

But I now see that was not a wise thing to do....   Sorry about that.
 
and which was a totally
non-Latin, mistranslated in both directions, monstrosity!!

That is unfortunate, but maybe I could still get a laugh out of the monstrosities from folks who are not Latin scholars....

But I stand by what I said, if it is even sometimes as bad as that, remind me
not to use it.

Perhaps the fun to be got out of it is to try doing it with different phrases and then those of us who don't know Latin take bets on how good or bad a translation it is beforehand.

Lisi

> What you get is:
>
> Debian furca : Devuan , Debian absque systemd
>
> If you translate that back to English again it comes back with
>
> Debian fork : Devuan , Debian without systemd - but that doesn't give me
> much confidence any more.
>
> It could just be a fluke.
>
> Regards
>
> Michael Fothergill


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