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#75707 - 07/11/02 11:36 AM Re: de luxe vs. deluxe
Chemeng1992 Offline
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Loc: Alabama
degringolade comes in deraspberry and degrape. My kids love it. Rubrick, I'll be a dumb adolescent right along wit you!!


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#75708 - 07/11/02 09:55 PM Re: de luxe vs. deluxe
slithy toves Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 320
Loc: Sarasota, Florida, US

"It's delightful, it's delicious, it's delectable, it's delirious,
It's dilemma, it's de limit, it's deluxe, it's de-lovely"


Cole Porter had to be thinking of someone just like you, Jackie, when he came up with this. Here's looking at you, kid!


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#75709 - 07/12/02 03:03 PM Re: de luxe vs. deluxe
jimthedog Offline
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Registered: 02/24/01
Posts: 387
Loc: Hartsville, New York.
Le Grille? What the h* is Le Grille? These instructions are so confusing!- Homer Simpson. Hi Jackie.


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#75710 - 07/12/02 09:29 PM Re: de luxe vs. deluxe
Jackie Offline

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Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Le Grille? What the h* is Le Grille? These instructions are so confusing!- Homer Simpson. Hi Jackie.
Hi, Sweetie--I've been wondering if you were still around.


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#75711 - 07/13/02 02:57 AM Re: de luxe vs. deluxe
Capfka Offline
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Registered: 06/28/02
Posts: 1624
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Hi Jackie.

Whoops, wrong persona. Wait one ...

- Pfranz

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#75712 - 07/13/02 02:59 AM Re: de luxe vs. deluxe
Capital Kiwi Offline
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Loc: Northamptonshire, England
Ah, that's better. Hi Jackie!

What's all this crap about smilies being retrograde and the sign of a ga-ga mentality or something? Has shIT been at it again?

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The idiot also known as Capfka ...

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#75713 - 07/13/02 12:20 PM Re: de luxe vs. deluxe
Jackie Offline

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What's all this crap about smilies being retrograde and the sign of a ga-ga mentality or something? Has shIT been at it again?
Hi, Sweetheart--well, no less than four people wrote to me saying they don't think so. So...my apologies, jopo.


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#75714 - 07/23/02 12:01 PM Re: de luxe vs. deluxe
Sparteye Offline
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Registered: 01/05/01
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From the customary meaning of "deluxe" as used in diners, Our Household Dictionary ("the epitomy of local usage") defines deluxe as with lettuce and tomato.


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#75715 - 07/23/02 12:10 PM Re: de luxe vs. deluxe
Alex Williams Offline
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One of the things about "deluxe" that I have noticed that, as many products have a sort of inflation of adjectives, deluxe ends up denoting the cheapest variety. For example, a product might be offerred as deluxe, special, and custom. That way even the guy who buys the cheapest one can say "I got the deluxe model!" It is sort of like the tendency of restaurants to offer three sizes of soft drink: large, extra-large and super-size.


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#75716 - 07/24/02 08:40 AM Re: de luxe vs. deluxe
RhubarbCommando Offline
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Posts: 2204
You've done it agian, Sparteye!

defines deluxe as with lettuce and tomato.


that sums up so neatly the spirit of the difference between "de luxe" and "deluxe"




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