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Silly Rabbit, Tricks are for Kids

Postby Lex » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:13 pm

In the interest of not being accused of hi-jacking a thread again, I've moved this from the Obama=Cicero thread. (BTW, if Obama is like Cicero, I'll have to seriously downgrade my opinion of Cicero. Obama's rhetoric is a triumph of style over substance; he can make a whole speech, and not really say anything.)

mingshey wrote:
Lex wrote:My opinion is, all ἔργα and no παιδιά make Ἀλέξανδρος a dull παῖς. There, that's about the best I can do right now.


So the tricks that cure dull kids is called παιδιά-tricks.


Are you telling me I've misused παιδιά as a translation for "play"? If so, I'll take your word on it. It was the best word I could find in Woodhouse.

Or are you calling me a dull kid? :?
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Re: Silly Rabbit, Tricks are for Kids

Postby annis » Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:33 am

Lex wrote:Are you telling me I've misused παιδιά as a translation for "play"?


Pronounce παιδιά as though it were a compound in a modern medical term.
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Re: Silly Rabbit, Tricks are for Kids

Postby Lex » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:19 am

annis wrote:
Lex wrote:Are you telling me I've misused παιδιά as a translation for "play"?


Pronounce παιδιά as though it were a compound in a modern medical term.


Ohhhhhh! Now I get it! I guess I am a dull kid. *shrug* See what not enough play does?

Thanks for the pun-ishment, Mingshey. *grumble grumble*
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