Wednesday, August 01, 2007

What is her name?

Yesterday we had a new hurricane resistant garage door installed here at the Pop nest. The gentleman who installed the door told me he was taking Spanish lessons. He said he was learning via a course in ordered. He said, “It’s that course by that lady. I can’t remember her name. Oh, what is her name?” He thought for a minute and said, “Oh yeah, her name is Rosetta Stone.”


Blogger JM said...

Apparently poetry isn't the only thing that gets lost in translation.

August 01, 2007 5:04 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

The Rosetta Stone is a Ptolemaic era stele written with the same text in two Egyptian language scripts (hieroglyphic and demotic) and in classical Greek. It was created in 196 BC, discovered by the French in 1799 at Rosetta, a harbor on the Mediterranean coast in Egypt, and translated in 1822 by Frenchman Jean-François Champollion. Comparative translation of the stone assisted in understanding many previously undecipherable examples of hieroglyphic writing. The text of the Rosetta Stone is a decree from Ptolemy V, describing the repealing of various taxes and instructions to erect statues in temples.

He must be learning that Rosetta Stone!

August 01, 2007 5:06 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

Very funny! The guy might not know his history but at least he's trying to learn another language.

Although, I'm sure there are plenty of people in the world named "Rosetta Stone".

August 01, 2007 6:04 AM  
Blogger Nvisiblewmn said...

The Rosetta Stone?

August 01, 2007 7:12 AM  
Blogger annie said...

little green rosetta?

August 01, 2007 9:05 AM  
Blogger DoctorBoogaloo said...

In high school, I dated a girl named Barb Wyre.

August 01, 2007 10:07 AM  
Anonymous fairlane said...

what a coincidence. she's who taught me spainish as well.


August 01, 2007 10:17 AM  
Blogger sumo said...

Too funny! Hey...but at least he's making an effort to communicate...and nesessito I imagine. Of course, I have no way of knowing if that word is anything near Spanish...I just did it phonetically. Heh!

August 01, 2007 11:12 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

I dont know how anyone who doesn't have a better command of English can afford that program by Rosetta Stone!

August 01, 2007 11:29 AM  
Blogger Targa said...

I remember Rosetta Stone. She was a brave lady. When she refused to give up her seat on the bus and risked getting arrested, that was guts.
She was at the beginning of the Civil Rights movement. She helped to change the world.

...wait. What?

August 01, 2007 12:43 PM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Did you stand in silent awe before the Rosetta Stone? Good to hear you got the hurricane doors, tho. Let's hope it stays quiet and the doors turn out to be a "better safe than sorry" purchase.

August 01, 2007 2:16 PM  
Blogger an average patriot said...

That's funny I would assume you just smiled and nodded your head.

August 01, 2007 3:24 PM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

I thought Moses had control over the Rosetta Stone? ; (

August 01, 2007 4:12 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

He just might, which tells us all how Rosetta can do what she does.

August 01, 2007 8:40 PM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

I just peed in my pants.

August 02, 2007 10:30 AM  
Blogger Madcap said...

HA! I just signed in with the good woman too. What a coincidence, she sure gets around!

I went to school with a guy named Dusty Parrot. Really.

August 02, 2007 12:08 PM  
Blogger TaraDharma said...


my oral surgeon's name is Dr. Slaughter. I. Kid. You. Not.

August 03, 2007 1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and here in NY we have a doctor who does vasectomies named Dr. Stop.

August 03, 2007 4:25 PM  

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