Off topic: Eating people is wrong. Even if they're students.
Thread poster: Tom in London

Tom in London
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Mar 18

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Thomas T. Frost  Identity Verified
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Indeed Mar 18

Absolutely; their translator (if they used one) should be made mincemeat of and roasted.

 

DZiW
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Evidenced? Mar 18

How could one verify at least they were vegetarians?)

 

Valery Kaminski  Identity Verified
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An insight from a former university teacher Mar 18

Well, some students are such vegetables...

 

Morano El-Kholy  Identity Verified
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Why do you consider that eating people is wrong?! :) Mar 18

Maybe, they are more delicious and good to health than ordinary food?! icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

[Edited at 2018-03-18 14:44 GMT]


 

Rachel Fell  Identity Verified
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Hm Mar 18

Tell that to Richard Dawkins, Tom.

 

Lincoln Hui  Identity Verified
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Hmm Mar 18

Not that their actual product title translations are anything to write home about, but:

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Kuochoe Nikoi  Identity Verified
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Talk about brain food.... Mar 18

Seems to me that they should ditch the "Students" label altogether and find a catchy product name instead.

 

Milan Condak  Identity Verified
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English has more possible translations Mar 18

Tom in London wrote:


Perché aborigeni mangiarono Cook (S.Aversa)

www.wysotsky.com/1040.it/050.htm

English has more possible translations:

www.wysotsky.com/1033.en/0035.htm

www.wysotsky.com/1033.en/0377.htm

www.wysotsky.com/1033.en/0658.htm

www.wysotsky.com/1033.en/0755.htm

www.wysotsky.com/1033.en/0809.htm

www.wysotsky.com/1033.en/1306.htm

Milan Condak,

after visiting the website for translation of the work of Vladimir Vysotsky.


 

Thomas T. Frost  Identity Verified
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Honeycombed concrete blokes Mar 18

We don't need to go as far as China to find howlers; we can just read the Daily Telegraph:


But in 2015 residents raised enough money for partial sea defences of honeycombed concrete blokes were installed in sand dunes.


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/18/clifftop-homes-begin-crumble-sea-norfolk-britain-battered-harsh/

Concrete blokes on the beach – it sounds a bit like Easter Island.


 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Anthem to anthropophagy Mar 18

"The Yarn of the Nancy Bell", by W.S. Gilbert

'Twas on the shores that round our coast
From Deal to Ramsgate span,
That I found alone on a piece of stone
An elderly naval man.

His hair was weedy, his beard was long,
And weedy and long was he,
And I heard this wight on the shore recite,
In a singular minor key:

"Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold,
And the mate of the Nancy brig,
And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite,
And the crew of the captain's gig."

And he shook his fists and he tore his hair,
Till I really felt afraid,
For I couldn't help thinking the man had been drinking,
And so I simply said:

"Oh, elderly man, it's little I know
Of the duties of men of the sea,
And I'll eat my hand if I understand
However you can be

'At once a cook, and a captain bold,
And the mate of the Nancy brig,
And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite,
And the crew of the captain's gig.'"

Then he gave a hitch to his trousers, which
Is a trick all seamen larn,
And having got rid of a thumping quid,
He spun this painful yarn:

"'Twas in the good ship Nancy Bell
That we sailed to the Indian Sea,
And there on a reef we come to grief,
Which has often occurred to me.

'And pretty nigh all the crew was drowned
(There was seventy-seven o' soul),
And only ten of the Nancy's men
Said 'Here!' to the muster-roll.

'There was me and the cook and the captain bold,
And the mate of the Nancy brig,
And the bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite,
And the crew of the captain's gig.

'For a month we'd neither wittles nor drink,
Till a-hungry we did feel,
So we drawed a lot, and, accordin' shot
The captain for our meal.

'The next lot fell to the Nancy's mate,
And a delicate dish he made;
Then our appetite with the midshipmite
We seven survivors stayed.

'And then we murdered the bo'sun tight,
And he much resembled pig;
Then we wittled free, did the cook and me,
On the crew of the captain's gig.

'Then only the cook and me was left,
And the delicate question,"Which
Of us two goes to the kettle" arose,
And we argued it out as sich.

'For I loved that cook as a brother, I did,
And the cook he worshipped me;
But we'd both be blowed if we'd either be stowed
In the other chap's hold, you see.

"I'll be eat if you dines off me,"says Tom;
'Yes, that,' says I, 'you'll be, '
'I'm boiled if I die, my friend, ' quoth I;
And "Exactly so," quoth he.

'Says he,"Dear James, to murder me
Were a foolish thing to do,
For don't you see that you can't cook me,
While I can and will cook you!"

'So he boils the water, and takes the salt
And the pepper in portions true
(Which he never forgot), and some chopped shallot,
And some sage and parsley too.

"Come here,"says he, with a proper pride,
Which his smiling features tell,
"'T will soothing be if I let you see
How extremely nice you'll smell."

'And he stirred it round and round and round,
And he sniffed at the foaming froth;
When I ups with his heels, and smothers his squeals
In the scum of the boiling broth.

'And I eat that cook in a week or less,
And as I eating be
The last of his chops, why, I almost drops,
For a wessel in sight I see!

* * * * * *
"And I never laugh, and I never smile,
And I never lark nor play,
But I sit and croak, and a single joke
I have - which is to say:

"Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold,
And the mate of the Nancy brig,
And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite,
And the crew of the captain's gig!"




[Edited at 2018-03-19 07:43 GMT]


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Well Mar 21

At least they're preserved.icon_wink.gif

 

Zeineb Nalouti
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The Yarn of the Nancy Bell", by W.S. Gilbert Mar 21

Thank your for sharing Jack Doughty! Very good read!

 

Noni Gilbert  Identity Verified
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Jack, thank you! Mar 22

My father relished the fact that we shared our surname with WS and seemed to know his entire oeuvre off by heart. A long time now since I last heard this one though. Thank you so much!

 


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