Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Panic! In the West Parlor

In other news, here are the opening lines of an email I just got from the professor with whom I'll be working next year:
Я сейчас отправляюсь в археологическую экспедицию в Турцию. не нравятся ваши планы.
Hello! Right now I'm heading out for an archaeological expedition in Turkey. Your plans are not pleasing.

...I just had a panic attack, seeing that. The only comfort I can give myself is that the tone of the rest of the letter doesn't seem to fit with that sentence and, what's more - if he missed typing the letter "м" - it would be "Your plans sound great to me." It's the difference between saying "not" or saying "to me." We'll pretend it's the latter, for now...I guess I just have to wait until he gets back from Turkey...

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