Originally Posted by Lith
Ursa Major, can you translate the quote? My French isn't good enough to make anything but hash out of the meaning.
I have to admit, within the sight of many masters of languages both extant and not, that I simply copied the quote from Wiki (
). It's from, I believe, Candide
, and states:
"in this country, it is wise to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.
I only used the French version because the words usually quoted are "pour encourager les autres
" rather than its English translation. (And I think it's fitting to use French here, as Les Bleus joined the English in defeating a southern hemisphere team in the World Cup. I don't hold up much hope for the Scots, so the way things are going, they should win! We may even rescue this network from those Aussies who wish to take it over, if some of their posts are to be believed.
As to the court case.... If you steal (and that is how the law sees it), you can't expect to get away scot free; but as I said before, the fine seems excessive. On the other hand, if I ever get my books published, hanging will be too good for people copying them for free (
Good Grief, post 100! Originally, I only popped in to take a look.