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Re: [hackers-il] Recent Work on "The Pope Died on Sunday"

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  • Zohar Kelrich
    On Sun, 10 Jul 2005 10:52:18 +0300, Shlomi Fish ... hiskil laasot X Although it s sort of archaic, so it does lose the zing. Zohar
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      On Sun, 10 Jul 2005 10:52:18 +0300, Shlomi Fish <shlomif@...>
      wrote:

      > On Sunday 10 July 2005 10:01, Orna Agmon wrote:
      >> Haya maspik hacham kedey lo laasot X
      >>
      >
      > Hmmm... that's interesting. Of course, translated into English it would
      > be "He
      > was smart/wise enough not to do X." The problem is that smart/wise is a
      > static adjective while "knew" is a temporal verb, and so some of the
      > meaning
      > is still lost. But it may be the closest thing yet.

      "hiskil laasot X"

      Although it's sort of archaic, so it does lose the zing.

      Zohar
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