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#108308 - 07/22/03 12:11 PM coach parti
We were discussing the need to perform a ‘due diligence’ exercise today and I remembered that there is another meaning of the word diligence:
Diligence: n. A large stagecoach - French, from (carrosse de) diligence, speed (coach), from Old French, diligence, dispatch, from Latin diligentia, from diligens, diligent-, diligent.
#108309 - 07/22/03 05:30 PM Re: coach parti
So would a slow charabanc of lawyers be an overdue diligence?
#108310 - 07/23/03 07:52 AM Re: coach parti
No, maverick. The'd be guilty of undue delinquence.
#108311 - 07/23/03 12:22 PM Re: coach parti
But they would take a tort-uous route no doubt.
#108312 - 07/23/03 01:14 PM Re: coach parti
you are court-ing disaster, dixbey...._________________________
formerly known as etaoin...
#108313 - 07/23/03 07:16 PM Re: coach parti
I thought his pun was quite appealing!
~ but would the route be writ'ten down before the process started, or would they judge that to be weighting the scales?
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