Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Interpreter, n.

One who enables two persons of different languages to understand each other by repeating to each what it would have been to the interpreter's advantage for the other to have said" - Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

The picture shows the Rosetta Stone, carved in three languages in 196BC.  Like many culturally and historically important artifacts from all over the world, the Stone ended up in Britain, although in our defence, the French had stolen it first, and we just nicked it off them.

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