[LMB] Birthday Tixie: Announcement for the List Beatriz from Spain 11 July

Beatriz Esparza Echávarri besparzae at gmail.com
Wed Aug 7 20:21:08 BST 2019


Oh! Ok! Thanks for the explantion. :-)

El mié., 7 ago. 2019 0:10, Luke Bretscher <rocketman0739 at gmail.com>
escribió:

> On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 3:03 PM Beatriz Esparza Echávarri
> <besparzae at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hello!
> > Good for your daughter, I myself speak english, french and german, plus
> my
> > mother language, spanish. I like english especially.
> >
> > Sorry I didn't get the bottom part of your message is It dime kind of
> joke?
> >
> > <Squawk> Pieces of eight!
> >  <Squawk> Pieces of eight!
> >  <Squawk> Pieces of nine!
> >  <SYSTEM HALTED: parroty error!>
>
> Yes, it's a joke. The first part of the joke is that parrots are
> generally supposed to say "Squawk! Pieces of eight!" This is from
> their association with pirates in popular culture.
>
> The second part of the joke is that the parrot accidentally says
> "Pieces of nine" instead of "Pieces of eight." In a computer context,
> being off by one like that could constitute a "parity error." So the
> pun is on "parrot" and "parity error."
>
> Luke
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