174289Re: Language Phrase Books
- Aug 1, 2010On Sat, 2010-07-31 at 20:07 +0100, Samuel Stutter wrote:
> ... if anyone has got anything from 1910s, aristocratic tourism, then I'd love to see it)Not a phrase book, but a favourite of mine, is *Commercial travelers'
guide to Latin America* by E. B. Filsinger (US Dept. of Commerce, 1922).
"The Argentine immigration law requires all passengers to be in
possession of a judicial or police certificate of sanity..."
"Evening clothes are absolutely indispensable. A tuxedo should also be
included. A frock coat for afternoon functions is also highly
"Steamer trips on rivers in the tropics. A folding mosquito canopy is
"Travel on horse or mule back. ... one's own saddle should be carried."
"It is important to include in the baggage a kit containing certain
simple remedies and some first aid appliances."
"The traveler should avoid carrying too many pieces of baggage..."
Now he tells us!
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