Friday, December 28, 2007

...And It Goes Round And Round, And It Comes Out Here...

Fer some strange reason, I've been carrying the first few lines of the children's poem Eletelephony around in my head lately, trying to puzzle out just exactly *what* an 'elephone' and 'telephant' might actually be (humor me -- it beats medication...).

Today, I did some Googling and came up with the following:

tele - afar; far off
phant - to cause to appear; show

ele - foreign; strange
phone - sound; voice

Then it hit me:

The 'telephant' is the Transporter in Star Trek!

And the 'elephone' is their Universal Translator!

It all makes so much more sense now [BWAH-HAH-HAH-HAH... (cough, cough)... on second thought, maybe the meds aren't such a bad idea...]


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