Re: An ambitious idea(but a bit off-topic)

From: Stephen Isard (
Date: Mon Nov 13 2000 - 13:52:06 CET

Michele Andreoli wrote:

> It was based on a popular italian motto, extracted from the "Promessi Sposi",
> by Alessandro Manzoni. Don Abbondio, reading a booklet,
> say "Carneade: chi era costui?". It can be traslate in:
> "Carneade: who was this one?" (an obscure medieval philosopher?)
> May be, you have a similar motto in german. We use it anytimes we found
> some unkown character.

Not quite the same thing, but in English we have (or had, younger
English speakers can say whether they recognise this at all) "Who was
that masked man?", which was asked at the end of every episode of the
Lone Ranger on radio and television.

Stephen Isard

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