Sunday: Hili Dialogue

July 19, 2015 • 7:23 am

Good morning!

Hope the weekend has been good so far and you plan on doing serious relaxing today.

Toady in 1799 the Rosetta Stone was found, a tablet that was inscribed in Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphics and Egyptian demotic and allowed for a breakthrough in deciphering hieroglyphics and therefore understanding Egyptian ancient history and culture. In 1879 Doc Holliday killed for the first time before abandoning his saloon business and joining his friend Wyatt Earp at Tombstone the following year, and in 1943 the USA bombed Rome as an “incentive” to lose confidence in Mussolini.

On to more civilized things.

In Poland, Madam Hili is making her presence felt, so to speak.

Hili: Don’t you think she is taking up this whole desk chair?
A: The evidence shows something quite different.
Hili: But just look how cramped I am!

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In Polish:

Hili: Czy nie masz wrażenia, że ona zajmuje cały fotel?
Ja: Dowody wskazują na coś zupełnie innego.
Hili: To popatrz jak mi tu ciasno.

9 thoughts on “Sunday: Hili Dialogue

  1. Fortunately, in such circumstances, Baihu is generally quite happy to be teleported to my shoulders. It’s definitely a more comfortable arrangement for me, and I think he prefers it, too.

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  2. Poor Hili. So put upon by her humans.

    Mention of the Rosetta stone reminds me of the book I’m reading right now – “The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code”, by Margalit Fox. To anyone who loves archaeology, ancient languages, history and cryptology, you will like this book. I’m enjoying it very much. It’s about the discovery in 1900 of the Bronze Age clay tablets at Knossos on Crete by Sir Arthur Evans. Evans was not able to solve the mystery of the language encoded on the tablets, which he called Linear B. It took decades of toil mostly by an American woman working at her dining room table & then a British man to expand on her work & finally crack the code of Linear B. They had no Rosetta stone to go by.

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