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   Re: Babel (again) or standard taqs and aliases (UDEF, Bizcodes)

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  • From: Len Bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
  • To: Mike.Champion@softwareag-usa.com
  • Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 14:39:31 -0500

Serendipity.  This from a friend.  Normally, I would not 
post this to XML-DEV, but in context of the topic, it 
is germane and makes a point: '-)

A Swiss guy visiting Sydney, Australia, pulls up at a bus stop where two 
locals are waiting.

"Entschuldigung, koennen Sie Deutsch sprechen?" he asks.  The two
just stare at him.

"Excusez-moi, parlez vous Francais?" he tries.  The two continue to

"Parlare Italiano?"  No response.

"Hablan ustedes Espanol?"  Still nothing.

The Swiss guy drives off, extremely disgusted.  The first Aussie turns
the second and says, "Y'know, maybe we should learn a foreign language."

"Why?" says the other.  "That guy knew four languages, and it didn't do
him any good."


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