Displaced over the millennia

Truth for our times, and theirs:

Probably why I remember Vercingetorix after all these years, but can’t tell you much of anything about Zachary Taylor.

Curiously, what little remains of my conversational Turkish is the set of integers, one through ten, and “Where is the toilet?” (“Tuvalet nerede?”)


  1. fillyjonk »

    27 February 2017 · 2:44 pm

    Lemme think a bit and I could probably translate both of those into French and with a little vocab help (Have not learned “tyrant” yet, though I am on the “politics” lesson in Duolingo) into German.

    What a person really needs, though, is “street” versions of the modern languages; if I asked for the bathroom in French the first thing I’d probably wind up doing was asking where I could take a literal bath. (No idea if “W.C.?” still serves in European languages, or if that’s like asking for a buggy whip in English)

  2. CGHill »

    27 February 2017 · 4:01 pm

    W.C. still works in French, I believe.

  3. Brian J. »

    27 February 2017 · 6:48 pm

    Jeez, Louise. How many ways are there to excrete in Turkey?

  4. CGHill »

    27 February 2017 · 6:54 pm

    If you’ve ever seen a Turkish toilet, you’d know the answer is “Only a gymnast knows for sure.”

  5. nightfly »

    28 February 2017 · 8:14 am

    “Tommy, have you ever been in a Turkish restroom?”

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