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Joke of the Day, 2009-02-08

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Feb. 8th, 2009 | 06:52 pm
location: Cary, NC
mood: deviousdevious

Actually, this one is a riddle. I'll post the answer, as a comment, in a couple of days, if no one guesses it before then.

The legend is that a well-known English saying was given to a Japanese student, enrolled in a beginning English class, who was asked to translate it into Japanese. The resulting Japanese text was then given to an American student, enrolled in a beginning Japanese class, who was asked to translate it into English.

The end result of this double translation was:

"a hidden crazy person"

What was the original saying?

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Kitty Cunningham

I have no clue

from: mary_mayhem
date: Feb. 9th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
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So I'm waiting on the answer.

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annmeeker

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from: annmeeker
date: Feb. 9th, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
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It makes my brain hurt to think about it! It's probably one of those where I hit myself in the head going "Of course! Duh!' But in the meantime, thinking about this to the detriment of my work would push me over the edge.

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Tom Edelson

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from: edelsont
date: Feb. 9th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
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> It's probably one of those where I hit myself in the head going "Of course! Duh!'

Yes and no. You might have that reaction, but you won't be fair to yourself if you do.

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from: veracity1
date: Feb. 9th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
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jack in a box?

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Tom Edelson

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from: edelsont
date: Feb. 9th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
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You deserve a lot of credit for coming up with an answer ... other than the right one ... which has even a whiff of plausibility.

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Tom Edelson

Okay, here's the answer

from: edelsont
date: Feb. 10th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
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Out of sight, out of mind.

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Kitty Cunningham

Re: Okay, here's the answer

from: mary_mayhem
date: Feb. 11th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
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LOL!!!

OK

That's funny :-)

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