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The German is: "Das kommt mir Spanish vor."

Dan

 

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Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 7:27 AM
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Subject: Re: Another Essentialist Explanation

 

I wonder how relevant we might consider the following comparison: In English
we say 'It's Greek to  me', but in German: 'es ist mir Spanish". And, in
France, one dismisses a speaker of imperfect French with the insult: 'you
speak French like a Spanish cow!' 

I don't try here to render it in French, since my grasp of that language
probably warrants that description. 

Weld