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4812005--0-3-, 16. 0

When Banzan was walking through a market he overheard a conversation between a butcher and his customer.

"Give me the best piece of meat you have," said the customer.

"Everything in my shop is the best," replied the butcher. "You cannot find here any piece of meat that is not the best."

At these words Banzan became enlightened.

Jorn

4812005--0-3-, 16. 1

Afterthought

I did want to use the Dutch word 'strafwerk', which means the punishment you get at school, for example write 100 lines 'I may not make ugly faces.' I couldn't find a decent translation, so i settled for 'homework'. I like the 'work' part of the word.

Wondering today - wednesday March 16 - isn't there any word which i could use instead of 'homework'?

Ellen

4812005--0-3-, 16. 1

detention?

j

4812005--0-3-, 17. 0

Detention might have a meaning close to what i want, but i do think it refers to staying over specifically. 'Straf-werk' (punishment-work) means the work you have to do as a punishment, like writing lines a hundred times.

It doesn't really matter, homework is good as a title for me.

Titles are only an afterthought anyway for me...

Ellen

4812005--0-3-, 19. 1

The punishment-work is called "lines" in the UK.

Richard

4812005--0-3-, 19. 2

Thanks!

Didn't know that, ofcourse i know the word lines, just never knew this meaning.

Ellen