Monty Python (was: Freeware Python editor)

Mark Jackson mjackson at
Fri Nov 2 14:58:40 CET 2001

quinn at (Quinn Dunkan) writes:
> On 1 Nov 2001 15:27:34 GMT, Mark Jackson <mjackson at> wrote:
> >Evidently Monty Python is funny in French.  We once went to see Holy
> >Grail in Paris and it's a good thing we knew the dialog by heart; since
> >the audience could read French subtitles faster than the actors spoke
> >in English there wasn't a single punchline that wasn't drowned out by
> >audience laughter.
> I'm just curious.  How did the "you can tell I'm French because I have this
> outrrrrrageous accent" part get translated?

Honestly, we didn't notice.  We were concentrating on listening, not reading.

Mark Jackson -
    After a recent trip to New York one French journalist remarked that
    leafing through a copy of /Forbes/ or /Fortune/ is like reading the
    operating manual of a strangely sanctimonious pirate ship.
					- Adam Gopnik

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