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June 19th, 2006

Lost in translation

I so badly wish I had taken French in high school instead of Latin. I feel like I wasted three years on a dead language.

I keep hearing ads on the radio for Rosetta Stone, which is was ambassadors and NASA use. The problem is that the French Level 1 package is $195.

That's an awful lot of money, considering that I only want to learn French so I can read Frederic Clement's website and blog and Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera in their original language. Babel Fish is only getting me so far.

Happy 10th Birthday, Slate!

Slate is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. If you've never been there, you should check it out.