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Old 04 March 2016, 12:23 AM
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If it's edited by Zero Mostel, OK, I'm OK with any changes.
I meant narrated not edited. Speaking of editing.
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Old 04 March 2016, 06:16 AM
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On the other hand, German fairy tales still use old measurements - the "Siebenmeilenstiefel" (seven-league boots) are called just that, even though the mile has long been replaced by the kilometre in every day use.
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Old 04 March 2016, 12:29 PM
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I meant narrated not edited. Speaking of editing.
Don't ya hate when you post something that you think is quite clever, only to blow it by some errant word choice?
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Old 04 March 2016, 04:07 PM
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Won't it be kinda hard for Zero to narrate or edit anything since he's been dead for almost 40 years?
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Old 04 March 2016, 08:14 PM
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He's still alive on the record.
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On the other hand, German fairy tales still use old measurements - the "Siebenmeilenstiefel" (seven-league boots) are called just that, even though the mile has long been replaced by the kilometre in every day use.
But a league is not a mile!



And TBH, I'm not in favour of changing terms to make a story more modern, unless the term makes the story completely incomprehensible.
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Old 08 March 2016, 05:42 AM
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You're right, Alarm, I should have said "...even though the Meile has long been replaced by the Kilometer in every day use."

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You're right, Alarm, I should have said "...even though the Meile has long been replaced by the Kilometer in every day use."

At least the German version seems to be more up to date than either the French or English ones, because they both refer to leagues, while the one you pointed out refers to miles.

For the pedant in all of us, a league is commonly defined as three miles, or the distance a person can cover in one hour.

So the German Siebenmeilenstiefel are less efficient than the Boots of Seven Leagues or bottes de sept lieues crafted by English or French wizards!

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