LINGUIST List 5.1295

Mon 14 Nov 1994

FYI: Fun: Starring James Spader, linguist/tonguester

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  1. Barbara Abbott, Re: 5.1270 Fun: "latent Alabama tendencies", Starring James Spader
  2. Deborah D K Ruuskanen, Re: 5.1269 Varia: linguist/tonguester

Message 1: Re: 5.1270 Fun: "latent Alabama tendencies", Starring James Spader

Date: Sat, 12 Nov 1994 10:09:36 Re: 5.1270 Fun: "latent Alabama tendencies", Starring James Spader
From: Barbara Abbott <abbottmsu.edu>
Subject: Re: 5.1270 Fun: "latent Alabama tendencies", Starring James Spader

>From: Bob Ingria <ingriabbn.com>
>Subject: ...starring James Spader as The Linguist
>
> I particularly liked the following exchange between Kurt Russell's
> character and Spader's (Daniel Jackson, ```The Linguist''):
>
> Alright, Jackson, you're on.
> Me?
> You're the linguist.

You need to include the rest of the sentence -- "You're the linguist -- you
talk to him!" And eventually he does, of course.

(I should say that other than a few gems like the ones Bob Ingria notes,
and a nifty-looking Jaye Davidson, the movie is really pretty boring.)
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Message 2: Re: 5.1269 Varia: linguist/tonguester

Date: Sat, 12 Nov 1994 12:40:04 Re: 5.1269 Varia: linguist/tonguester
From: Deborah D K Ruuskanen <druuskancc.helsinki.fi>
Subject: Re: 5.1269 Varia: linguist/tonguester

Having followed the debate on what we should call ourselves with some
interest, I thought the list might like to know that the word for
linguist in Finnish MIGHT literally be translated as "tongue
investigator" and that the word for translator comes out literally as
"tongue twister". Cheers, kela

Deborah D. Kela Ruuskanen \ You cannot teach a Man anything,
Leankuja 1, FIN-01420 Vantaa \ you can only help him find it
druuskancc.helsinki.fi \ within himself. Galileo
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