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#117464 - 12/11/03 09:24 AM Re: Speaking of Philip Pullman
Capfka Offline
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Oh, hijack this one by all means. We're obviously talking a different language to the US.


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#117465 - 12/11/03 10:22 AM Re: Speaking of Philip Pullman
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We're obviously talking a different language to the US.

Noooo....!


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#117466 - 12/11/03 10:26 AM Re: Speaking of Philip Pullman
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That'd be a different language from the one they talk to themselves in.


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#117467 - 12/12/03 06:54 AM Re: Speaking of hijacking
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I've heard the word, Father Steve. When Jules Verne was building the prototype submarine for "Captain Nemo" to pilot (he wanted to be able to write excellent descriptions for his readers), for the longest time he couldn't seem to get the crankshaft to stop trying to jump out of its mountings. Finally he got it to turn smoothly in place like it was supposed to, so he named the sub Juddernaught.Sorry--I know I've fussed about trying to keep Q & A for serious word discussion, but I just couldn't resist this. Won't happen very often, I promise.


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#117468 - 12/12/03 03:19 PM Re: Speaking of lowjoking
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Juddernaught
serious word discussion

oh, so that was meant to be funny...



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#117469 - 12/12/03 09:04 PM Re: Speaking of lowjoking
Jackie Offline

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Well, you see, it juddered naught...
Ted, come back quick, we need you!


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#117470 - 12/13/03 06:46 AM Re: Speaking of lowjoking
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I got it... the first time

hahahahaha

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#117471 - 12/13/03 10:18 AM Re: Speaking of lowjoking
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I got it... the first time

So did I, but I was too polite to mention it.


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#117472 - 12/13/03 10:54 AM Re: Judder
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Common enough in [i[New England. Especially in regards to cars when they judder (diesel) after you've turned off the motor (ignition),
But then ----


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#117473 - 12/14/03 11:20 PM Re: Speaking of Philip Pullman
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In reply to:

digging a bit deeper, we find that these are the 21 contenders for Britain's favorite novel, as featured on The Big Read...


Apparently The Lord of the Rings won, with Pride and Prejudice second.

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