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Washington, Reloaded

 
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The xkcd guy posted a translation of Washington's Farewell Address into the common tongue. Amazing stuff. The country didn't listen.
 
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Very nice and interesting.

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Quite a bit of what he wrote still rings true today - amazing.
 
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I thought you were going to be talking about a new ale house!

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Pfft! Coach Ditka would make a better president!

DA BEARS!
 
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Here is a long detailed and (sigh) serious book on the subject: Doing Our Own Thing: The Degradation of Language and Music and Why We Should, Like, Care.

So can we have a book giveaway in MD?
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
Here is a... book on the subject:


The subject at hand is how relevant George Washington's farewell address is to the modern world. I don't think there's anything wrong at all with doing this "translation", because the original's language is so archaic that very careful study is required to get much meaning from it. Translating it into language everyone can easily understand makes these powerful words accessible to people today. Not a bad thing at all.
 
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EFH: The subject at hand is...

Well, that's your subject. Mine is whatever I chose it to be. (Almost Alice in Wonderland...)
 
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