[Sca-cooks] Doing my best

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Fri Mar 2 21:10:38 PST 2007

On Mar 3, 2007, at 12:04 AM, ranvaig at columbus.rr.com wrote:

>> Her remarks also read to me as childish, arrogant,
> That's the part that got to me.  I wouldn't talk that way here in
> Papa's living room, and it sure didn't belong in a scholarly book.

Yet another reminder (as if one were really necessary) that being  
really, really good at something doesn't mean you're good at  
everything, and that great scholars are human, make mistakes, and  
occasionally screw up their interpersonal relations as well as the  
next bozo.

>> There's some
>> question whether Adamson would ever have gotten off her butt and done
>> her own edition of Ein Buoch von Guter Spise had Atlas not produced
>> her flawed version.
> If my translation makes someone publish a better one, then I've have
> accomplished something!!

Yep. It's called "taking one for the team" ;-)


"S'ils n'ont pas de pain, vous fait-on dire, qu'ils  mangent de la  
brioche!" / "If there's no bread, you have to say, let them eat cake!"
     -- attributed to an unnamed noblewoman by Jean-Jacques Rousseau,  
"Confessions", 1782

"Why don't they get new jobs if they're unhappy -- or go on Prozac?"
     -- Susan Sheybani, assistant to Bush campaign spokesman Terry  
Holt, 07/29/04

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