Monthly Archives: August 2005

That translation was ‘tear-rible’

    A medical doctor with business contacts flattered me a few weeks ago by asking if I’d translate into Spanish a set of instructions for a new device designed to replace the traditional baby bottle and resemble human anatomy.
     The invention is conical, with a nipple in front and a plug in back for filling: milk straight from the store or from the mother.

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So Mr. Bush says he ‘feels good’

    I did a double-take listening last week when I heard someone announcing she was going to Dick’s Dally. Dick’s Dally? You know, the popular restaurant downtown that prepares deli sandwiches. Each time I’ve gone there I’ve been convinced that they conduct their business with celerity and alacrity. They certainly don’t dally at the deli.

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