Translate the following two sentences. Cette phrase en francais est difficile a traduire en englais. This English sentence is difficult to translate into French. I think that each is a reasonable tranlation of the other. Obviously a literal tranlation of either is absurd. My French is rusty, so I might have messed up the French sentence. The above are from Douglas R. Hofstadter's book: Metamagical Themas (A very interesting book). When Martin Gardiner retired from writing a column (Mathematical Games) in Scientific American, D. R. H replaced him with a column whose title is the same as the book he later wrote. Note that the title of the column by D. R. H. is an anagram of the title of Martin Gardiner's column.