Overheard, redux -- something about intentional, explicit acts?

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/01/11 21:59 -05:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2008/01/11/7080869.aspx


Sometimes it really pays to have ears, I tell you.

Now she is young, and maybe he is, too. Maybe not, I can't tell for sure. He looks young, but then so do I and I don't feel young at all.

Anyway, just bits and pieces overheard:

It's okay if I jump you unintentionally.
But intentionally seems wrong.

Of course I'm sure some of this would be a lot more fun if I had the context. This one is just oozing with pragmatic content....

And then the same couple, a few minutes later:

I don't want you to leave me, or to run away, or to push me away
But I want you to stop loving me, I think.

Both quotes were things things she was saying; he seemed kind of quiet.

Though I have trouble blaming him -- Bob only knows what I'd say.

Gentle readers, youth really is wasted on the young....

 

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# Serge Wautier on 12 Jan 2008 5:21 AM:

This is a nice demonstration of the superiority of Unicode over other codepages: Not only can Unicode help you handle internationalization but it can also link a conversation in Seattle to ancient chinese poetry! Can you do that, Latin-I ? And you, KOR-9? You suckers!

Of course Unicode wouldn't have been able to do it alone. It still needs someone as Michael. Today is not the day of the rising of the machines. Yet.


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