Saturday, 26 July 2014

Quirk et al.

A colleague of mine - let's call him Mr. D. -  told me this little story:
A student of his came to his consultation hour to discuss his paper with Mr. D. The latter gave him the advice to consult "Quirk et al." on a particular matter. "/kvøː/ what?", the student asked. Mr. D. spelled it for him: "Q-U-I-R-K et al." This is what the student wrote down:


lasciate ogni speranza - credit: Emanuele

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