2010年6月15日 星期二

The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's Dictionary



http://www.alcyone.com/max/lit/devils/m.html
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The Devil's Dictionary 台灣的版本似乎從日譯本轉譯
錯誤相當多
當時有許多深的拉丁文等
日本人也弄錯





MENDACIOUS, adj.
Addicted to rhetoric.
adj.
  1. Lying; untruthful: a mendacious child.
  2. False; untrue: a mendacious statement. See synonyms at dishonest.

[From Latin mendācium, lie, from mendāx, mendāc-, mendacious.]


MIND, n.
A mysterious form of matter secreted by the brain. Its chief activity consists in the endeavor to ascertain its own nature, the futility of the attempt being due to the fact that it has nothing but itself to know itself with. From the Latin mens, a fact unknown to that honest shoe-seller, who, observing that his learned competitor over the way had displayed the motto "Mens conscia recti," emblazoned his own front with the words "Men's, women's and children's conscia recti."