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    Πέντε χιλιάδες

    Μια πολύ σύντομη ανάρτηση, να θυμίζει αυτό το ορόσημο στη ζωή της Λεξιλογίας.
    Εμπλουτίστε κατά βούληση.
    Wer die Wahrheit nicht weiß, der ist bloß ein Dummkopf. Aber wer sie weiß, und sie eine Lüge nennt, der ist ein Verbrecher!
    We base decisions on facts, not superstition, not what our ideology tells us but rather what we can observe

    δεῖ δὲ χρημάτων, καὶ ἄνευ τούτων οὐδὲν ἔστι γενέσθαι τῶν δεόντων
    Η Ελλάδα είναι Ευρώπη, η Ευρώπη είναι Ελλάδα!

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    Μένω Ευρώπη
    Keys of change

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    Μέχρι να πάω λίγο παρακάτω και να δω το στιγμιότυπο οθόνης που έβαλε η Αλεξάνδρα, έξυνα το κεφάλι μου κι αναρωτιόμουνα: «5.000 τι;»
    Και στα δέκα χιλιάδες νήματα με το καλό, λοιπόν.

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    Άρα ήταν καλός ή κακός ο τίτλος;
    Wer die Wahrheit nicht weiß, der ist bloß ein Dummkopf. Aber wer sie weiß, und sie eine Lüge nennt, der ist ein Verbrecher!
    We base decisions on facts, not superstition, not what our ideology tells us but rather what we can observe

    δεῖ δὲ χρημάτων, καὶ ἄνευ τούτων οὐδὲν ἔστι γενέσθαι τῶν δεόντων
    Η Ελλάδα είναι Ευρώπη, η Ευρώπη είναι Ελλάδα!

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    Take #1
    -Χίλια, μύρια νήματα για τη μετάφρασήη...
    -Κατ! Όχι! Δεν το πας καλά. Πάμε πάλι!

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    Οι Λεξιλόγοι γνέθουνε
    τα νήματα χιλιάδες,
    στις πέντε εδά τα φτάσανε
    και κάνουνε καντάδες.

    -Καλό, ε;
    -Μπα, πολύ παραδοσιακό. Και πολύ πρόχειρο. Κάτι πιο πιασάρικο, πιο προσωπικό, να ταυτιστεί ο ακροατής θέλουμε. Πάμε πάλι. Κι αυτή τη φορά να το πετύχεις, πληρώνουμε τα μαλλιοκέφαλά μας για το στούντιο!
    5000 Words


    Πολλοί θα το έχετε δει μάλλον, γιατί από κάπου εδώ μέσα το βρήκα κι εγώ (αλλά δεν έχω το κουράγιο να το ψάξω τώρα, ανάμεσα σε 5.002 νήματα και 51.592 ποστ).
    Και είμαι βέβαιος πως ακόμη περισσότεροι θα πουν: βιωματικό!

    FIVE THOUSAND WORDS
    (Lyrics and music © by Sharon Neeman)

    The clock showed close to quitting time; my desk was almost clear;
    I thought perhaps I'd slip around the corner for a beer
    But the phone rang and I answered and a friendly voice said "Hi!"
    It was the secretary of a legal firm nearby.

    She said "Oh, please excuse me calling this late in the day,
    But we have a new petition in a case that's under way;
    Can you translate it tomorrow? Any time by five will do
    'Cause we wouldn't want to give the work to anyone but you

    It's only

    Five thousand words for tomorrow at five;"
    I thought "I'll do that easily; I'll scarcely have to strive,"
    So I smiled and said "No problem; I'll just add it to my bill,
    And you'll send a check on Friday?" And she said "You know we will."

    * * *

    I set to work at eight AM; I cut my lunch date short;
    By five the stuff was ready to be filed before the Court;
    I sent it off by email and I poured a cup of tea
    And the phone rang and I answered and a lawyer asked for me:

    "I've just leafed through your translation, and I think it's very good,
    And I'd like you to translate an affidavit, if you could;
    It's the size of that petition well, perhaps a little more
    And you know that I'd be grateful if you'd have it in by four

    It's only

    Six thousand words for tomorrow at four;"
    I thought "I'll get up early; I've a longish day in store,"
    And I shrugged and said "No problem; I'll just add it to my bill,
    And you'll send a check on Friday?" And he said "You know we will."

    * * *

    I hit the desk at seven and I ate my lunch alone;
    I never touched the Solitaire or gossiped on the phone;
    At four o'clock I sent it off and shook my weary head
    And the phone rang and I answered and the junior partner said:

    "I really have to thank you for a job superbly done,
    And I'm sure you'll be delighted, 'cause we've got another one:
    I've just finished my summation, and you know how glad I'd be
    If your excellent translation could be on my desk by three

    It's only

    Eight thousand words for tomorrow at three;"
    I thought, "It won't be easy but I'll have the evening free,"
    So I sighed and said "No problem; I'll just add it to my bill,
    And you'll send a check on Friday?" And she said "You know we will."

    * * *

    I started at five-thirty, and my lunch was just a snack;
    At three I typed the last few words and sent the email back;
    I flexed my aching fingers and I silently rejoiced
    And the phone rang and I answered and the senior partner's voice

    Said "You really are a wonder, and your talents are unique
    In fact, that's why we've kept you very busy all this week;
    Now, I know that it's short notice, but I have to count on you
    For the Judge needs my rebuttal to be on her desk at two

    It's only

    Ten thousand words for tomorrow at two;"
    I thought, "How can I tell him that it's just too much to do?"
    But I groaned and said "No problem; I'll just add it to my bill,
    And you'll send a check on Friday?" And he said "You know we will."

    * * *

    I staggered in at four AM; I never ate a bite;
    But I got it done by two, although it was a trifle tight;
    I was dizzy, I was queasy, and I thought I'd never budge
    But the phone rang and I answered and by God, it was the Judge!

    She said, "I know you're tired, and I really hate to ask,
    But there's no one in the city that can do this one last task:
    For I've handed down my ruling," and she gave a modest cough,
    "And at one PM tomorrow, the courier takes off

    It's only

    Twelve thousand words for tomorrow at one;"
    My mind screamed "No, Your Honor! There are things that can't be done!"
    But the words came out "No problem; I'll just add it to my bill "
    And it's been four months since Friday, and the b*****s owe me still!
    Last edited by daeman; 02-04-2011 at 11:13 PM. Reason: video link adjusted
    Θεωρητικά, θεωρία και πράξη είναι το ίδιο πράγμα. Στην πράξη, όμως, διαφέρουν.
    When this you see, remember me and bear me in your mind, let all the world say what they may, speak of me as you find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drsiebenmal View Post
    Άρα ήταν καλός ή κακός ο τίτλος;
    Πιασάρικος!

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