Saturday, June 8, 2013 7:05:10 PM
Thinking about it, that German guy I mentioned probably sounded more like Chaucer than Shakespeare...but anyway, that's besides the point. People said he sounded like Shakespeare (probably at least in part because any old-sounding English is often labelled that way) and the point I was meandering towards with my story was I am interested in languages and wasn`t just taking the piss out of whoever wrote the title.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 7:01:16 PM
lol they let them take a Cello as carry on baggage?
Musicians have been known to take instruments, even quite large ones, with them. It usually costs extra though, perhaps to the extent of having to buy two tickets. So a cello is unlikely to count as carry on baggage, but it might well be in the passenger section with the musician. They tend to not like to have their instruments in a cargo hold, which might well not good environmental conditions for a delicate and expensive instrument.
A vulture was stopped from boarding a plane because it was carrying two dead and slightly rotten animals. After some consideration, the vulture was allowed to take its carrion.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 6:51:14 PM
I'm curious - what is the native language of the person who wrote the title?
Genuine question - I have a slight interest in how grammar differs between different languages.
I was speaking to a German recently about ancient history and the links between England and Germany, particularly in language (Old English was a Germanic language). He learnt English by exposure to it (from English tourists) rather than in classes and as a result picked up vocabulary first and the rest later, so for a while he spoke English with partly German grammar...and sounded like Shakespeare.
I find the commonalities and differences between languages interesting, so my question is a genuine one and not sarcasm.