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July 25, 2005

One more from "Jokes on Translation"

A businessman arriving in Boston for a convention found that his first evening was free, and he decided to go find a good seafood restaurant that served Scrod, a Massachusetts specialty. Getting into a taxi, he asked the cab driver, "Do you know where I can get Scrod around here?" "Sure," said the cabdriver. "I know a few places... but I can tell you it's not often I hear someone use the third-person pluperfect indicative anymore"

Ba dum dum.

Posted by Dan at July 25, 2005 09:49 AM

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In the movie, the cabbie is played by Salman Rushdie in an uncredited cameo.

Posted by: Ara at July 25, 2005 01:32 PM

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