Friday, May 29, 2015


The Table in Latin

Andrew Hodges, Alan Turing: The Enigma (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014), p. 12:
So as Germany collapsed, and the bitter armistice began, Alan was set to work on copy-books and Latin primers. He later told a joke against his own first exercise, in which he translated 'the table' as omit mensa because of the cryptic footnote 'omit' attached to the word 'the'.

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