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01:26 Aug 30, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary
English term or phrase:caper
One morning when they awoke from their embrace, they found a word which was to become the official word for their trip along the coast together. A word that fitted everything. It came from a political argument in the pub the previous night. A man had come forward after drinking in silence for a long time and told them what he felt about Patrick Pearse and 1916. 'Died for nothing," he said. 'All these people who died for Ireland, died for nothing. Look at all this caper up in the North now. I'm telling you, they died for nothing.' His sentences were short and became shorter as the night went on. In the end, he became very drunk and continued to repeat himself with a sullen, drunken look. 'Died for nothing! Died for nothing! All this caper!Died for nothing! For nothing... for nothing." He kept repeating it as if some of his companions in pub were about to carry him home and change his mind."