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Thread #59418   Message #2528425
Posted By: Amos
31-Dec-08 - 01:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Well, it was written about Silvio Berluscone in 2002, I believe.

Here's another snippet from another issue of the Threepenny Review, a very good literary magazine:

"According to Chateaubriand, on the shores of Amazonian rivers one could still hear the words of disappeared languages because the parrots repeated them—for parrots, of course, can live to be a hundred. "

Plucked from the middle of an interesting dissertation on the fate of the Basque language by one who was raised in it.