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Anatoly Vorobey

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чтиво [янв. 15, 2003|07:14 am]
Anatoly Vorobey
  • The music of the language -- отличная статья о Вудхаузе. Обсуждение стиля Вудхауза и его языкового мастерства.
  • Интересная статья (англ.) о истории программы PowerPoint, о том, что было до неё и о том, насколько широко она используется в наши дни.
  • Есть такое смешное английское слово hooey. Я люблю его иногда использовать. Вот и сейчас написал коммент по-английски с ним.

From: ex_ilyavinar899
2003-01-14 10:09 pm

PowerPoint is also written in a very bizarre Java-like (or even SmallTalk-like) C++ that uses macros heavily. I've never seen anything like it anywhere else.
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[User Picture]From: passing
2003-01-15 06:10 am
Yesterday at 1:00pm has passed away mr. Burt Wooley - the last person known to have used a word "hubris" in a live conversation. He was 94. Mr. Wooley is survived by a large dusty thesaurus.
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-01-15 05:03 pm


As a huge fan of Wodehouse, I enjoyed the Spectator article, but found the following sentence bewildering:
"Sometimes it is a perfect, Jabberwocky coinage from the air, as Jeeves ‘enters with the vital oolong’."
The implication is that a complete invention like "brillig" or "slithy" is being used, but this is simply a fancy (and not especially brilliant by the high standards of PG) way to say "enters with the necessary cup of tea."
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[User Picture]From: avva
2003-01-15 05:06 pm

Re: Jabberwocky

Yes, I found this sentence puzzling as well.
Could it be that the reviewer is simply unfamiliar with the word 'oolong'?

Unlikely, but I see no other explanation that's account for his sentiment.
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-01-15 05:05 pm


That (Jabberwocky) was me.

Steve ( http://www.languagehat.blogspot.com/ )
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[User Picture]From: avva
2003-01-15 05:10 pm

Re: Err...

I figured as much ;-)
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