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#67338 - 04/25/02 06:43 PM stolen property
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To, I was asked about a help document that I have been sharing with users.. Some one called it My document, and i stopped, and corrected them, and pointed out, that in big letters, on the front, the document was created by another group, and i just found it very helpful, and was helping to distribute the information.. I continued..
"I don't want to steal their thunder, they did a great job!"
and the person looked at me, and said "i've never heard that before!"-- it took me a moment (did she mean no ever credited the other group before?) No she meant the expression-- I don't want to steal their thunder,
i don't know where i heard it.. or when i started to use it..
Does any one else use it? shall we explore it? or should i just google and take all the fun out of it?_________________________
my other obsession
#67339 - 04/25/02 06:57 PM Re: stolen property
I admit to being a repeat user. [It's a Thor thubject in my home.]
Subject to eventual google, I assume that it has no connection with the line in the Notre Dame fight song: Shake down the thunder from the sky.
#67340 - 04/25/02 07:44 PM Re: stolen property
There is a co-worker of mine who constantly says the wrong thing at the wrong time. The other day, he blurted out in our very busy office that a co-worker was pregnant. I said he shouldn't steal her thunder like that. He acted like I had two heads. I thought he was just too dumb to understand that it was her news to tell. Maybe he didn't understand the phrase?
#67341 - 04/25/02 08:15 PM Re: stolen property
Dear of troy: I thought I could find your phrase here, but failed. I suppose putting URLs in I&A is getting tiresome. And I can't remember if it is in Max's collection. Anyhow I guarantee it as a fun place to browse:
#67342 - 04/25/02 08:33 PM Re: stolen property
Yet another fine site you've got us into Bill ;) thanks
in honour of your catching mastery, may I humbly tender you a new acronym, knowing how fond you are of such things?
Fabulously interesting site here.
or FISH for short
keep peddlin', whereiffer you is shona!
#67343 - 04/25/02 08:40 PM Re: stolen property
Dear mav: You should see the ones that got away.
#67344 - 04/25/02 08:52 PM Re: stolen property
the ones that got away
you'll just have to get more effishient in your trawl of the net ;)
#67345 - 04/25/02 09:05 PM Re: stolen property
There is a Norse legend about Thor's hammer being stolen by Thrym, king of the Giants. I doubt that many of you would care to read it even though it is short. It might have given rise to of troy's phrase.
#67346 - 04/25/02 09:28 PM Re: stolen property
Of course references to fish bring to mind the expression on my (then) ten-year-old nephew's face when I told him we kept old hospital records on microfiche. He, being a very smart little boy, looked up at me deadpan and said, "You mean like Uncle Jim's baby guppies?"
#67347 - 04/25/02 09:35 PM Re: stolen property
I have seen some sad stories about "life expectancy" of microfiche. Worst of all, involving the Library of Congress, with no clue as to alternative storage. Even CDs don't last as long as first hoped.
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