¡Hola Carlito! … Spelling and shoe size … Verlottern 3rd of October, 2006 POST·MERIDIEM 06:30
I find this funny; since Hitler was so limited as a second name, and since the Russian re-interpretation of the German h was consistently /g/, this professor of membrane research at the Weizmann Inistitute of Science, at Rehovot Israel is probably related to ’dolfi: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/Biological_Chemistry/scientist/Gitler/carlos_gitler.html
I hope I don’t need to explain why I find this funny: Phillippe Kahn, the founder of Borland, told a great story about statistics that I think equally applies to Charts’n’Graphs. The story is, “Did you know it’s a statistical fact that people with larger feet tend to be better spellers? [insert awe] It’s because people with bigger feet are older.” From Rands in Repose, via Mal.
Word of the day: verlottern is one German word for deteriorate, degenerate. Cf. the Grimms’ quote for it: „in einem dorff sasz auff ein zeit ein toller, voller, verlotterter, verspilter, gottloser pfaff.“ Spiegel also uses the derived „Verlotterung“ on their front page this week.
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