Re: [mu TECH] 'counter' a scripting util... / fitting names

From: Mark Roberts (
Date: Wed Sep 27 2000 - 13:21:14 CEST

> Hi Mark,
> > Note that "The Count" in German Sesame Street (Sesamstraße) is called
> > 'Graf Zahl': They translated 'count' as 'Graf', noticed it suddenly had
> > nothing to do with numbers anymore, and added the word 'Zahl' -> 'number'
> > to reintroduce the pun. 'Graf Zahl' might be translated back to English as
> > 'Sir Number'. Not really very satisfying, is it?
> > Now everybody from Germany jump on me! Happy typing, everybody,
> Please tell me why I should jump on you... :-)

I wasn't really sure I was remembering Sesamstraße correctly. I was afraid
the Sesamstraße-Fanclub would complain saying I had mixed up two
characters (people, not letters), that The Count and Graf Zahl were
altogether different puppets, and hadn't I any culture at all. But
nobody did. Good.

> ...gerrit


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