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Saturday, 23 May 2009

Mimsiness

Thanks (tak?) to anonymous for posing the perfectly cromulent question (in a comment to "IT'S DONE") "Can you recite Jabberwocky in German whilst standing on those stilts?" (what stilts? Perhaps these?)

The answer is, no. Because I don't recall Jabberwocky in German. (or French...)

MY question is: who is anonymous? There are very few people with whom I have discussed translations of Jabberwocky... one is Swedish, if I recall correctly (and if my senescent brain is taking up the mantle of perfect recall, was the conversation in Cambridge? Did I refer to Douglas Hofstadter's book Godel, Escher, Bach?)

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1 comments:

Anonymous said...

The memory is the first to go, though perhaps it is my memory that isn't what is used to be. I could have sworn you learned (learnt?) it as an audition piece.

How about This Little Piggy in Italian? Am I misremembering that, also?