SPUG: Re: Sept. Meeting: Lightning Strikes SPUG!

Isabelle at school ih92 at columbia.edu
Mon Sep 17 17:40:22 CDT 2001

Quoth David Dyck:
> Blaise Pascal
>      Je n'ai fait plus longue que parce que je n'ai par eu le loisir de
>      la faire plus courte.

Howdy all North-Westerners!

Sorry about the nitpicking, but the above quotation does not mean much in
French as it stands.
Perhaps you meant:
"J'ai écrit une longue lettre parce que je n'ai pas eu le loisir de la faire
plus courte."
"Je vous écris une longue lettre parce que je n'ai pas le temps d'en écrire
une courte."

Again, i don't mean to be a pedantic jerk-ess, but mister Pascal was a
wonderful philosopher, one of our all-time national treasures, and I would
hate for him to sound so inarticulate...  ;)

missing my twin friends here in nyc

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