Here's the newspaper article about CJ's project. Way to go, Chris!
...and tomorrow the World !
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From Dictionary.com's Translator ... English: "Tomorrow the whole world .... tomorrow the whole word."
German: "Morgen die ganze Welt.... morgen das vollständige Wort"
English: "Tomorrow the whole Oxford English Dictionary."
German: "Morgen das vollständige Oxford Englisch-Wörterbuch."This message has been edited. Last edited by: jerry thomas,
One small complaint about the article:
"With limericks he's smitten,
And Oxford's being rewritten."
Doesn't quite follow the meter. How about:
"With limericks he's smitten,
And Oxford's rewritten."
Now, isn't that a lot better?
"With limericks he's smitten.
Oxford's being rewritten."
fits the meter, too, and gives you a nice hard pause which makes it easier to read.
The reporter should have asked one of us to write a Limerick for him. Though maybe he just wanted to show of his own talent for the Limerick writing.
Sad he didn't manage!
Aaaaah yes, but as a very wise man once said, "Don't speak too soon for the wheel's still in spin." (a triple dactyl, yes?)
First off, regarding the limericks used in the article, to avoid any question over copyright infringement, I had asked Zay Smith to only use those written by me or by Contributing Editors who have already specifically granted me permission to use their stuff, in this case Bob Hale. The ones I suggested he use, he didn't and, instead, he chose on his own. I would have liked the fact that he included my "accordion" piece better if he had mentioned that it was intentionally bad since I'm not sure everyone would get that on their own but oh, well...
If all goes as promised, the article in the Chicago Sun-Times will be only the first of many. I had wanted to delay all publicity until the new website was up but Zay Smith promised me that follow-ups would, well, follow up.
The Sun-Times piece was... (Let's see, let's see. What metaphor to use? "Fresh meat in the shark tank"? No, too gory... "A French Poodle in heat"? Closer, but not exactly the image I want... Hmmmm...)
Well, anyway, we're getting noticed and I have been approached to do other stories for other papers. I am telling everyone the same thing - that I will be completely open to the idea of any and all publicity BUT that I am insisting that no one has exclusivity and I am promising no one first shot at this coverage.
One question which might come up is "Is this guy nuts, or what?"
"Years from now, when you talk of this... and you will... be kind."
(Actually we're talking days or weeks from now but can you identify that line?)This message has been edited. Last edited by: wordcrafter,