Dark Bilious Vapors

But how could I deny that I possess these hands and this body, and withal escape being classed with persons in a state of insanity, whose brains are so disordered and clouded by dark bilious vapors....
--Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy: Meditation I

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07/04/2005: Tranlating Techno-Speak...

Answers to Techno-Speak:

1) Avian species of identical plumage congregate.

-- Birds of a feather flock together.

2) Freedom from incrustations of noxious substances is contiguous with conformity to divine prescription.

-- Cleanliness is next to Godliness.

3) Pulchritude posses solely cutaneous profundity.

-- Beauty is only skin deep.

4) A superannuated canine is immune to indoctrination in innovative maneuvers.

-- You canít teach an old dogs new tricks.

5) Ululate not over precipitated lactal secretion.

-- Donít cry over spilt milk.

6) All that coruscates with replendence will not assay auriferous.

-- All that glitters is not gold.

7) The existence of visible vapors from ignited carbonaceous materials confirms conflagration.

-- Whereís thereís smoke thereís fire

8) Mendicants are interdicted from elective recipiency.

-- Beggars canít be choosers.

9) Probity gratifies reflexively.

-- Virtue is itís own reward.

10) Male cadavers are unyielding of testimony.

Dead men tell no tales.

11) Inhabitants of vitreous edifices ill-advisedly catapult petrous projectiles.

-- People who live in glass houses shouldnít throw stones.

12) Ergonomia exclusive of diversion renders John a hebetudinous progeny.

-- All work and no play makes John a dull boy.

13) He who cachinnates ultimately, cachinnates optimally.

-- He who laughs last laughs best.

14) Abstention for speculatory undertaking precludes attainment.

-- Nothing ventured nothing gained

15) Missiles of ligneous an do non-metallic mineral consistency have the potential to fracture my osseous structure, but malicious appellations are eternally innocuous.

-- Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.

Hat tip to Clarence Petersen (Chicago Tribune)

Extra Credit:

A. Person possessed of above average growth indicators precipitately descend more severely.

-- The bigger they are the harder they fall.

B. Avian species attracted to the beginning of the diurnal period enjoy the ownership of invertebrate annelids.

-- The early bird catches the worm.

*And HAT's off to Len who got all the translations (sent in an e-mail) just for FUN. :-)

Karen on 07.04.05 @ 07:37 AM CST

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