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Subject: Re: I'm not convinced, Bruce.

Author: Dave Gomboc

Date: 14:21:25 07/25/99

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On July 25, 1999 at 17:19:37, Dave Gomboc wrote:

>On July 24, 1999 at 14:57:41, José de Jesús García Ruvalcaba wrote:
>
>>On July 24, 1999 at 00:00:01, Dave Gomboc wrote:
>>
>>[big snip]
>>>
>>>I didn't find the case ambiguous at all.  Of course, I saw the spanish version
>>>that Fernando posted, ran it through freetranslation.com, and complained about
>>>it being here.  Perhaps this puts me further over on the slide rule than even
>>>Bruce.
>>>
>>[big snip]
>>>Dave
>>
>>	I think that asking a post to be deleted based on an automatic translation is a
>>poor choice. I do not have time to produce concrete examples on purpose, but it
>>is easy to get something that means exactly the contrary of the original
>>message.
>>José.
>
>You bring up a good point.  Especially without further contextual information,
>an automatic translation might have led me astray.
>
>The translation wasn't the greatest, but it was clear it was a joke, the words
>sex and Jew showed up, and given that a similar English posting by the same
>author had just been discussed, I made the conclusion that it was the same joke,
>just written in Spanish.
>
>Dave

I forgot to mention that the response to my message was that others had already
complained about the message, and it had been deleted (before the moderator read
my email.)

Dave



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