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"HIvje' vISoplaH. murIQmoHbe'."

Translation:I can eat a glass. It does not injure me.

June 11, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricAndeen

So I know where this comes from - a project to translate "I can eat broken glass" or something like that into a bunch of different languages - but I would argue that it is a poor sentence to include in the course. For one thing, "I can eat a glass/cup/mug/drinking vessel" is pretty ridiculous, and has nothing to do with eating the material we call glass.

June 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidTrimb3

We now have 'al'on glass (material).

'al'on vISoplaH. murIQmoHbe'.

June 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

I believe that sentence is in the course somewhere as well.

June 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricGjovaag

It's archived now, but here's the site for the I Can Eat Glass Project: http://www.oocities.org/nodotus/hbglass.html. The Wikipedia page on it is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Can_Eat_Glass.

June 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rockhyrax

I can't help seeing Ralph Wiggum's face when I read this sentence.

October 26, 2018
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