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Mini-contest 2012: "Yogi Berra Quotes"»  Source text notes: English

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We're lost, but we're making good time.In US English, 'making good time' means 'making good progress' (not 'having fun').
If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be.Grammatically, a contradiction. This adds to the impact of the remark.
I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.'encyclopedia' sounds like something you could ride to school on. (That's the only reason this quote is notable.)

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Yogi Berra was famous for his silly, and at times oxymoronic, phrases. Some have even become famous just because they fit this criteria (although when put in context actually make much more sense).
I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. Isn't this meant to be a play on words? Enzi (enzi = power, might, sovereignty) & Pedes (feet)

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