Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Frictionary # 214

Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:

2046. One can love more than once, but not the same person. (Gaston François duc de Lévis)

2047. Hate is such a luxurious emotion, it can only be spent on one we love. (Bob Udkoff)

2048. Beneath every no
Lays a passion for yes that had never been broken. (Wallace Stevens)

2049. The knell is death laughing. (Roch Carrier)

2050. Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell. (Charles Kingsley)

2051. The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance. (L.J. Peter)

2052. I can speak Esperanto like a native. (Spike Milligan)

2053. The only things that are sure in this world are coincidences. (Leonardo Sciascia)

2054. The greatest lesson we learn from past civilizations is ingratitude. (?)

2055. Habit, that which turns life into a proverb. (Alfred de Musset)

That's all for this edition. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Subscribe and receive this weekly blog in your in-box. Have a great week.

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2 Comments:

At 3:56 PM , Anonymous Brian Barker said...

Unbeleivably native Esperanyo speakers do exist!

It's unfortunate that only a few people know that it has become a living language.

During a short period of 121 years Esperanto is now in the top 100 languages, out of 6,800 worldwide, according to the CIA factbook. It is the 17th most used language in Wikipedia, and in use by Skype, Firefox and Facebook.

Native Esperanto speakers,(people who have used the language from birth), include George Soros, World Chess Champion Susan Polger, Ulrich Brandenberg the new German Ambassador to NATO and Nobel Laureate Daniel Bovet.

Further information can be seen at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8837438938991452670 A glimpse of the language can be seen at http://www.lernu.net

 
At 5:34 PM , Blogger Rejean said...

Thanks for the interesting info. I was sure that native Esperanto speakers don't exist.

 

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