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Comment 9 by Cartomancer

Spoilsport.

Bleh. That's what they called Randi when he showed the amazing spoon trick, but it didn't stop him. :-D

Though I guess it does mean that I succeded in making it utterly unreadable!

Oh no, it's readable. I just didn't understand the words.

I like to talk fancy, but it gets boring. It's pretentious and gets in the way of meaning. We need to get away from a slavish love of long words because otherwise we can easily get mixed up between genuinely deep thoughts and stuff that just looks clever but isn't.

It's not dumbed down enough. Translate again!

The original is a bit more racist too.

Huh?

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:30:08 UTC | #936764