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Old 28th Mar 2007, 20:53   #31
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Default Re: Book 30 - Cosmos by Witold Gombrowicz

Sorry to hijack a conversation, but (this is one of my favourite books) does anyone happen to know if the english translation of "bamberging the berg" is taken direct from the polish? Two well-educated Gombrowicz-friendly Poles have just joined my workplace and I just wanted to know that if I sidled up to them, whispered "berg", winked, and walked off snickering, whether they'd have any idea what I was talking about, and perhaps fairly enough, report me.
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Default Re: Book 30 - Cosmos by Witold Gombrowicz

It's taken directly from the original. "Bembergowanie bembergiem w berg" - that's the phrase the main character and Leon exchange at the end of the book.

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