30.10.2009 kl. 19:43

I returned and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

Here it is in modern English:

Objective considerations of contemporary phenomena compel the conclusion that success or failure in competitive activities exhibits no tendency to be commensurate with innate capacity, but that a considerable element of the unpredictable must invariably be taken into account.

Úr Orwell on the English language

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Arnaldur | 30.10.2009 kl. 22:20

Mér fannst nú seinni textinn eiginlega þægilegri. Hitt er svo háfleygt og GAY!

Grétar | 31.10.2009 kl. 19:05


Arnaldur | 5.11.2009 kl. 11:02

I'm afraid your hypothesis contains too many imponderables...