Monty Python (was: Freeware Python editor)
mjackson at wrc.xerox.com
Fri Nov 2 14:58:40 CET 2001
quinn at retch.ugcs.caltech.edu (Quinn Dunkan) writes:
> On 1 Nov 2001 15:27:34 GMT, Mark Jackson <mjackson at wrc.xerox.com> 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 - http://www.alumni.caltech.edu/~mjackson
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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