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Dutch Monkeys

Last week I got my complimentary author's copies of the Dutch translation of Bad Monkeys. They've changed the title to Oog om oog, "Eye for an Eye." Don't let the brevity of the words in the title fool you, though -- the translation as a whole is fifty pages longer than the original, owing to the fact that Dutch, like German, is a linguistic descendant of Entish:

Dutch monkeys

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mizelissa
Nov. 13th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
Wow!
Is that where all of the extra "J's" come from?
shannachie
Nov. 13th, 2007 03:39 pm (UTC)
Entish... that makes sense. (My poor - longwinded - language)
We score on long words, too.
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beeeej
Nov. 13th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
In a stunning and unforeseen coincidence, "Matt Ruff" is Dutch for "flinging poo."
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