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No word has a meaning inseparably attached to it; a word means what the speaker intends by it, and what the hearer understands by it, and that is all. – Lewis Carroll
"Sharp words from a clever mind do more harm than a sharp cleaver in a wobbly hand"
Who said that?
You can find its origin here. Let's say it's the collaborative work of Mike and Jaume. Maybe you can find a way to improve it, alliteration-wise.
Wow, I missed this last month. Good times on that thread, Jaume. ;)
this on great too!
"Traduttore, tradittore."

Me remembers using it in another discussion - when you claimed that Sade liberally used dirty words like "cunt" or "fuck" ;-)
He was talking to me, I think. I've brought up de Sade several times.

Jaume, do I write/say "de Sade" or just "Sade?"
Yes - I was replying to Dallas.

It's either "Sade" or "Marquis de Sade" in common usage. Do you write/say "Lafayette" or "de Lafayette" for that other famous Marquis?
Jaume's not going top like this one

Quite the opposite.

Michel Rocard, a French politician, speaks excellent English, although with a strong French accent. A recurring joke in the satirical latex puppet show "Les Guignols de l'Info" has him converse in English with American politicians (notably Dubya), using an interpreter who only "translates" his accent. I guess Twain only had a similar experience.
England and America are two countries separated by a common language. -George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language. -Oscar Wilde
Speak when you're angry, and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
-Laurence J. Peter


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