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Thread #37073   Message #519545
Posted By: Mark Cohen
02-Aug-01 - 05:10 AM
Thread Name: Translations mutilating songs
Subject: RE: Translations mutilating songs
Wolfgang, your English is so good I forgot you're not a native speaker. My "translation" of the Brel line is actually a pun. The proverb in English is "Forewarned is forearmed"; my emendation to "four-armed" refers to "en vaut deux." Sorry, I guess everybody has a favorite joke that nobody else laughs at....