Spanish syntax

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Tue Apr 8 00:18:46 UTC 2008

On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 5:16 PM,  <RonButters at> wrote:
> In parts of Florida they use another dialect of Latin: "Ici on parle=20
>  francais."
>  I saw a bilingual sign above a   broken urinal in Orlando the other day that
>  said "OUT OF ORDER -- NO TRABAJO" -- is this pesonification or what?

(Oww. I missed the pun till just now.)

Bad translation, since "trabajar" doesn't mean "work" in the sense of

Mark Mandel

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