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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

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Wednesday January 23, 2002
10:52 PM

Mmmmmm come stai?

[ #2365 ]
Dear Log,

Out: Roman numerals.
In: Mayan numerals
I want whole new generations of sixth graders to ax teacher a question about chapter dot bar dot dot dot dot bar bar, instead of cee ex ex eye vee.

Out: Hot or Not
In: Belli e Brutti.
What's the difference? Primo, it's Italian. HUBBA HUBBA. Secondo, there's a world of difference between the English phrase "hot or not" and the Italian phrase "belli e brutti": the English phrase is about sorting people into either "hot", or not. The Italian phrase instead says that there's a bunch of people (the adjectives are in the plural form) who as a whole, are cute (not "hot", but cute) and funky-looking -- and however cuteness and funk show up in a particular person (or pet!) is a matter for you to judge, bella. And there's even the possibility of people who are both -- a whole joli-laid thing. Very Euro, si? You know, like a Vespa, or like money with weird people on them!

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