Cunning Linguist

Philip Trauring philip at CS.BRANDEIS.EDU
Wed Oct 23 03:41:35 UTC 2002

Of course, the term 'cunning linguist' was actually used in a recent
James Bond movie. It was the second scene of Tomorrow Never Dies

Moneypenny: "James? Where are you?"
Bond: "Oh, Moneypenny. I'm just up here at Oxford brushing up on a
little Danish."
Danish: "Little?"
Moneypenny: "I'm afraid you're going to have to kiss off your lesson James."
Bond: (Something in Danish)
Moneypenny: "You always were a cunning linguist James."


At 11:09 PM -0400 10/22/02, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
>On Tue, Oct 22, 2002 at 10:43:22PM -0400, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
>>  1968--The book THE WHAM!  BAM!  THANK YOU, MA'AM AFFAIR by Troy Conway was
>>  published.
>That should be "Troy Conway", a pseudonym of Michael Avallone, an
>enormously productive writer in various genres.
>I recently bought a copy of _The Cunning Linguist,_ which I had to
>buy based on the title alone. It's a wonderfully enjoyable "adult"
>novel--No. 20 in the "Coxeman" series--featuring a James Bondesque
>hero, and a terrific period cover with a Roger Moore type kissing
>two microskirted, go-go-booted hotties who hold large phallic
>handguns. 1970 for this one; _Wham! Bam!_ was an earlier effort in
>this series.
>Jesse Sheidlower

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