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Friday, June 16, 2006

Uncanny resemblance

Imagine my disbelief, when I found out that one of my frequently used Maxims, "To forgive once is ordinary, to forgive twice is extraordinary, but a third time is foolish!" bore an uncanny resemblance to the word I stumbled upon.

Ilunga, voted as the world's most untranslable word, from a language spoken in Congo which designates the type of people willing to forgive any abuse for the first time, to tolerate it a second time, but never a third."

And here I was thinkin' all this while that it was original. The degrees of separation, everythin' is already been thought of.. (sighs)


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