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  • August 3, 2008

  • Hee hee! Reminds me of this admonition from the portico of the Duomo in Siena.

    *wondering how Prolagus did so well on the TOEFL with models like these*

    August 3, 2008

  • But there's no translation error like a Chinese-English translation error!

    August 4, 2008

  • Fantastic skip, especially in those giant letters!

    Back to craudestopper, the original Italian says perno di sicurezza which would be a kind of security- or holding-pin, like on a hand grenade for example. In this case it seems to be a pin/mechanism that prevents the lifeboat release lever from being casually deployed. But ... craudestopper?

    August 4, 2008

  • I don't know about the craudestopper, but whatever you do, lover the lifeboat at to the surface!

    August 4, 2008

  • It's halfway between a cradle stopper and Schadenfreude.

    August 4, 2008

  • Why can't the painters come aboard? That's not nice.

    August 5, 2008

  • Skip - that's particularly funny as neither character has any hands!

    August 5, 2008

  • Silly dontcry. How are you supposed to boarding remained crew to the lifeboat by the Jacob's ladder if you don't eventually let go the painters? I mean, really....

    August 5, 2008

  • Good point.

    August 5, 2008