Sunday, February 12, 2006

When Bureaucrats Try To Talk Linguistics

Don't know how I missed this post the first time (h/t to Månskensdans), but it really is funny. I can't wait to be asked if I have a native speaking knowledge of Etruscan or IndoEuropean -- or Quenya, for that matter.

I'm totally with Johan on this one (if I'm translating correctly): "Not that I need to, but now I know what I'll do next time someone questions the benefit of my learning Gothic." A Swede after my own heart.

2 comments:

caelestis said...

Ha! Thanks very much for the translation.

Derek the Ænglican said...

I'm highly offended by the list. Where do we petition to add Ugaritic and Ge'ez (and you'd *better* not try to tell me that Amharic is "close enough"...)?