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#29599 - 05/20/01 11:46 AM Re: Top-sacred... burn before reading
tsuwm Offline
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typical pooh-bah meeting:
24:00 exchange of the sacred handshake
24:10 burning of top-sacred minutes-of-last-meeting
24:12 chanting of sacred number [indicipherable]
24:13 decoding of the top-sacred minutes-of-last-meeting
(problematic... no decoder ring... slightly charred)
24:14 selection of meeting chairthing, minuter
24:59 no progress, move to adjourn
25:00 adjourn


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#29600 - 05/20/01 03:22 PM Re: Top-sacred... burn before reading
Sparteye Offline
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Registered: 01/05/01
Posts: 1773
So, it seems that Pooh-Bahs have mastered the art of the committee meeting. That schedule shows that they can conduct a meeting in half the usual time, and yet accomplish much more than is typical. [applause]


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#29601 - 05/20/01 03:55 PM malaprops & meetings
AnnaStrophic Offline
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I've read this three times and am still laughing, tsuwm.


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#29602 - 05/20/01 05:26 PM Re: Top-sacred... burn before reading
tsuwm Offline
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a spartan comment: half the usual time

aided by short attention spans...




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#29603 - 05/20/01 05:32 PM
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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#29604 - 05/21/01 05:36 AM Schwarzenegger
belligerentyouth Offline
old hand

Registered: 12/20/00
Posts: 1055
Loc: Berlin
> Hmmmm. I thought that Schwartzenegger meant black plowman, per The Arnold.

Well, close enough. Put it this way the etymology comes from a job using a harrow (die Egge) and has nothing to do with any language used to specify a person's skin colour(e.g. der Neger). I sometimes eat at a traditional Bavarian place called Isenegger (I guess that's short for Wiesenegger, which is a field/meddow plougher).



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#29605 - 05/21/01 05:40 AM
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#29606 - 05/21/01 07:31 AM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names
Faldage Offline
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I have a cousin named Peter Craig*. His elder brother helpfully nicknamed him Rocky.

*From the Gaelic, creag, rock, crag.


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#29607 - 05/21/01 11:10 AM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names
wow Offline
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Registered: 11/25/00
Posts: 3439
Loc: New England, USA
Richard Shaw, nickname "Rick."
Tee Hee !
No "you don't look Chinese" jokes, please!



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#29608 - 05/21/01 11:20 AM Re: malaprops & meetings
Jackie Offline

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Posts: 11609
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
I've read this three times and am still laughing, tsuwm.
Well, zip up and join us wunchers (thanks, Rod) raght cheer.
tsuwm (see? I'm being nice for once), I'm glad you didn't tell about the sacred rite.


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