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Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:05 pm Post

tim wrote:I need all the readers I can get.

Read? I think you overestimate the hicklish speaking community.

On a slightly less serious note, the Canadian (dumb enough to marry a 'merican) that I hired for a spot at work has convinced me that there is a new -lish that must be accounted for. We shall call it "eh"-lish.
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Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:51 pm Post

I think you overestimate the hicklish speaking community.

Yes, the plan was for an audio book in hick.

We shall call it "eh"-lish.

Reminds me of the old riddle: How do you spell Canada?

(C eh? N eh? D eh?)

I should also explain that, having been raised in New York City, Canada's eh didn't sound all that strange to me when I arrived. Of course, in NY it was spelled "ay" and used mostly as part of the expletival phrase, "f***ing ay!"

Best to the hicks, eh?

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Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:48 pm Post

Hi all,

Last week I met the man who translated Think Better into Korean. He gave me a copy of a truly beautifully produced edition, then a few days later sent me this photo of the book in a major Korean bookstore. I don't know the Korean for übercool, but if I did, I'd shout it out.

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Best to you all,

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Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:38 pm Post

Hi Tim,
Good to hear the book is still circulating and finding new markets.

I saw it in a bookstore in Australia at a time when I was doing something else, but I have looked a few times since and unfortunately haven't been able to find it. It is usually listed, but "out of stock".

I might need to go the online ordering route.

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Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:28 pm Post

Wow. They're coming in fast, if not so furious. The latest Think Better edition is in Portuguese! Five languages and counting...

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Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:39 pm Post

tim wrote:The latest Think Better edition is in Portuguese!

Congrats young Tim 8)
Do you think it`ll ever be printed in Stockportianese?
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Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:57 pm Post

Hi Vic,

We've been working on a Stockportianese version. But the translation — as I know you can appreciate — is exceedingly difficult. We have interviewed several people fluent in Stockportianese for this purpose. Unfortunately, however, we have discovered that none of them can speak English.

Perhaps you can steer us in the right direction. Or for that matter any direction at all.

Sincerely,

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Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:29 pm Post

tim wrote:have discovered that none of them can speak English.
Perhaps you can steer us in the right direction. Or for that matter any direction at all.


Acktyualy Tim, finkin off the top o` me ed, yoor brobabbly on a loozer ther, cos I downt no enybody round Stockport, wot torks Inglish gud like as wot I does :? its a problum, init?
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Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:19 am Post

Think Better has just been released in a Spanish edition, with exclamation marks, no less.


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¡Increíble!


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Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:27 am Post

¡bloody `ell!
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Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:36 am Post

Tim.

Congratulations.

Do you know what the status of the German edition is?

Greetings from Munich, Franz

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Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:22 pm Post

I wish I knew the answer, Franz. I am only told "soon". :(
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Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:35 am Post

That's awesome! Congrats!
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Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:21 am Post

A late reply....

I think your writing about thinking is wonderful. I learned to think *logically* when I first questioned a certain religious theory. My thinking took me to the world of logic and reasoning, and got me to going one step deeper and deeper to get to the answers. Now, I am amazed at the comments some of my own middle-aged friends make about certain things, as if they have no thoughtful knowledge that goes deeper than surface level. Do they not 'think things through'?

Your book probably talks more about creative thinking, where I sure fall short. I can literally remember telling friends, "I'm just not a creative person". But now, even just knowing the intent of your book, just maybe I can become one! Makes me want to get your book. Thanks for writing it!
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