Spanish syntax

Michael Covarrubias mcovarru at PURDUE.EDU
Tue Apr 8 00:50:01 UTC 2008

RonButters at AOL.COM 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=
> =20
> said "OUT OF ORDER -- NO TRABAJO" -- is this pesonification or what

Who knows ... maybe they forgot to indicate the final accent and they
meant "out of order: (the damn thing) didn't work!"

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