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Libero_Lang_Lab  Identity Verified
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...speak Albanian yet?

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yes he does Mar 22, 2003

what do you mean by that

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It was a straightforward factual question Mar 22, 2003

which received a straightforward factual answer - for which I thank you heartily.

It pleases me greatly to learn that he has adopted such a serious attitude to his ambassadorial duties.



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Norman could not speak Albanian Mar 22, 2003

Dear Dan,

I am the translator of most of N.Wisdom\'s films into Albanian. His films were among the very few that were not censured. By mid 80s, my dear friend Mira Shuteriqi (Blushi), Foreign Relations Director of the Albanian TV (the only TV station in Albania at that time)met with one of his personal friends in Cane Film Festival and extended him an invitation to visit Albania. He could not realize it until the mid 90s. The second time he visited Albania was with an English soccer team.

He did not speak a word of Albanian and I don\'t know if he ever tried to learn Albanian.

I hope this will help.

Diana


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Which soccer team... Mar 23, 2003

...was he playing for? He is better known in England as a comedian. Though it doesn\'t surprise me to learn that he is also a fine footballer as he is a man of remarkable talents.



Do you think there is any chance he might run for the Presidency?


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Little known to younger generation Mar 23, 2003

He is less known to younger generations. Teenagers barely know him at all.



The second time he came to Albania was with a soccer team. He did not play soccer but he performed something in the stadium.



[ This Message was edited by: Dr.Diana Kristo on 2003-03-23 14:47]

[ This Message was edited by: Dr.Diana Kristo on 2003-03-23 16:10]


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Diana Kristo
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What Presidency Mar 23, 2003

Albanian Presidency you mean? No chance.

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Link about Norman Wisdom and Albania Mar 24, 2003

Dear Dan,



I do remember Norman Wisdom\'s movies quite well since he was one of the few comedians whose movies were allowed in Albania during communism. He was known by most Albanians as \"Pitkini\" with some of his famous movies such as \"Pitkini ne dyqan\" (Pitkin at the store) \"Pitkini ne spital\" (Pitkin in the hospital) etc.



I found the following link from BBC news which talks more about his visit to Albania and his participation in soccer games. Here it is:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid_1251000/1251406.stm



Hope this helps.



Anila Mayhew



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