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Old 11-25-2008, 07:29 PM   #1
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I blatantly ripped this off a friend's Facebook page.

Nearest Book Game 12:51pm
Rules:
  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now -- don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual, etc., just the nearest
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence here.


I'm in my wife's office, so the books aren't even mine. The first was blank on page 56, so here's the second:

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You will have to excuse the green ink as I had to borrow some and this is all I could find.
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:33 PM   #2
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:34 PM   #3
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:36 PM   #4
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funny game. i'm intrigued by your sentence. here is mine :

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En première instance, le voila maintenu au bord, en lisière d'un paysage qui sollicite l'attention, la vue surtout, avant de mobiliser le corps.
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:37 PM   #5
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:43 PM   #6
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Ecstasy?
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:54 PM   #7
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:09 PM   #8
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In 1300 an alloy containing 19 1/5 parts of gold and 4 4/5 parts of alloy, equivalent to a fineness of 800/1000, was, however, adopted as standard.

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(I actually cheated and skipped the first book, as I couldn't readily find the codes for some engineering symbols.)
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:25 PM   #9
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:31 PM   #10
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As I briefly mentioned in the preface, real numbers can be given by their decimal expansions.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:43 PM   #11
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The childhood prototype of "Rapo" is the same as that of "Frigid Woman", in which the little girl induces the boy to humiliate himself or get dirty and then sneers at him, as classically described by Maugham in Of Hitman Bondage and, as already noted, by Dickens in Great Expectations.
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:17 AM   #12
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A better reply to 14...Kh8 is 15 h3 Bh5 16 g4 Bg6 17 Nd4, as in Miralles - Lev, Groningen 1985/6; but even so, by playing 17...Ne5, Black obtains sufficient compensation for the pawn.
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:19 AM   #13
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The childhood prototype of "Rapo" is the same as that of "Frigid Woman", in which the little girl induces the boy to humiliate himself or get dirty and then sneers at him, as classically described by Maugham in Of Hitman Bondage and, as already noted, by Dickens in Great Expectations.
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:35 AM   #14
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:35 AM   #15
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Siccome in un testo a finalità estetica si pongono sottili relazioni tra i vari livelli dell'espressione e quelli del contenuto, sulla capacità di individuare questi livelli, di rendere l'uno o l'altro (o tutti, o nesusno), e saperli porre nella stessa relazione in cui stavano nel testo originale (quando possibile), si gioca la sfida della traduzione.
Taken from "Dire quasi la stessa cosa", an essay by Umberto Eco about his experiences in translating documents.
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