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#77156 - 07/30/02 09:53 PM Re: Salesmanship
GallantTed Offline
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Registered: 11/07/01
Posts: 273
Loc: Ireland
Sellen a double bed thr Pope
Sellen sand ta the Arabs
Sellen whit, charm and pancho ta GTed (I made that one up meself)

Be seein ya


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#77157 - 07/30/02 10:01 PM Re: Salesmanship
sjm Offline
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Registered: 07/19/02
Posts: 742
Loc: Akina
>Sellen sand ta the Arabs

Weeeelll, if we're goin' down that road,
selling braggadocio to Ockers


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#77158 - 07/30/02 11:17 PM Re: Salesmanship
hev Offline
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Registered: 01/28/02
Posts: 477
Loc: Sydney, Australia
selling braggadocio to Ockers

What quantities does that come in? And how can I get some?


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#77159 - 07/30/02 11:56 PM Re: Salesmanship
sjm Offline
old hand

Registered: 07/19/02
Posts: 742
Loc: Akina
>What quantities does that come in? And how can I get some?

As I understand it, your state is particularly bleesed with it. What was that Sydney Morning Herald headline that caused such displeasure in the other penal states? Something like, "Forget the rest of Australia, NSW is third in the CG medal table". Wonderfully self-effacing stuff.


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#77160 - 07/31/02 01:51 AM Re: Salesmanship
hev Offline
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Registered: 01/28/02
Posts: 477
Loc: Sydney, Australia
your state is particularly bleesed with it (EA)

I couldn't find a dictionary definition for this, so I'm taking it that you mean bleeped.

Sydney Morning Herald

It was the Daily Telegraph aksherly, and no one here credits that paper with being anything other than a trashy tabloid.

I mean, who could possibly think that we would want to split our country into competitive states, so that our highest achieving team would only be coming third? [rolleyes] [sigh] Where do they get these people?

As an aside, CONGRATULATI ONS on your newbie status (that would be statt-US), sjm! Glad you're here.

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#77161 - 07/31/02 02:18 AM Re: Salesmanship
sjm Offline
old hand

Registered: 07/19/02
Posts: 742
Loc: Akina
I couldn't find a dictionary definition for this, so I'm taking it that you mean bleeped.

Sydney Morning Herald

It was the Daily Telegraph aksherly, and no one here credits that paper with being anything other than a trashy tabloid.


My apologies to the SMH. As for bleesed, a particularly deft save from the accusation of typo would be to claim it as an attempt to represent phonetically the way the word is uttered in the land of the deengo.


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#77162 - 07/31/02 06:46 AM Re: Salesmanship
RhubarbCommando Offline
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Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 2204
As an aside, CONGRATULATIONS on your newbie status

May I second that, sjm? Your presence here goes a long way to make up for the defection of one of your fellow-countrymen.
Long mayest thou prosper, O welcome ex-stranger!


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#77163 - 07/31/02 06:57 AM Re: best dam site of the day
RhubarbCommando Offline
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Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 2204
you just don't have the same je ne sais quoi

It's not that I don't have it, shona, it's just that my je ne sais quoi is je ne sais ķu.

And as to a universal equivalent to "coals to Newcastle" etc

How about:
"Trying to sell moonbeams to the Sun."


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#77164 - 07/31/02 07:05 AM Re: best dam site of the day
Chemeng1992 Offline
member

Registered: 08/03/01
Posts: 131
Loc: Alabama
Your Boulder Dam site got me a'lookin and I stumbled upon this.

http://newdeal.feri.org/library/ag57.htm

I'm thinking I don't want to jump in!




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#77165 - 07/31/02 07:54 AM Re: best dam site of the day
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10523
Loc: this too shall pass

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