April 21st, 2003

bender

de linguae

I've observed something interesting about language these past few weeks.

When I was in the Montreal area a couple of years ago, a coworker and I went to a mexican restaurant and were drinking Bass ales. (the contradictions abound.) With each beer, you received a game card which entitled you to win a Bass pint glass. Printed under the silver part was one of two possibilites: Desole (sorry) or Vous Gagnez (you win). This is a simple binary outcome which drives most elegant games, and enough beers were drunk between us until my coworker could walk away with a six pack of glasses. Collapse )
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