[Ads-l] Off-topic Facebookery

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Sep 5 08:31:23 EDT 2018


> On Sep 5, 2018, at 12:47 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> It's a four-day work-week, akin to the seven-day weekend that Gary "U.S."
> Bonds sang about in the '60’s.

I realize that; I was just playing on the tension between the transparent (or at least translucent) nature of the Italian word for ‘week’, settimana, as a seven-day period and the four days of the future work week.  


> wouldn't a literal translation of _working_
> be "laborare" or "laborando" or some such?
> 
> 
> On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 9:11 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
> 
>> Hey, how come _smart working_ is masculine?  Why not “Il futuro della
>> _smart working_…”?  Seems pretty sexist to me.  And if it’s only 4 days, it
>> doesn’t seem enough to count as a settimana. But nice work if you can (not)
>> get it.
>> 
>> 
>>> On Sep 3, 2018, at 7:44 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>> 
>>> "Il futuro dello _smart working_ è la settimana di 4 giorni."
>>> --
>>> -Wilson
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>>> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
>>> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
>>> -Mark Twain
>>> 
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> 
> 
> -- 
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
> 
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