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#2875 07/02/00 07:07 AM
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>Feast on this:
>http://www.wordsmith.org/anagram/index.html

A JUAN RAM I
A JUAN MAR I Im suspecting Im suffering from bad case of juanphobia.

A JURA MAN I I can swear Im as Spanish as paella.

MARIJUANA -stoned...-

AURA JAM IN Anybody there with a Kirlian camera?.


Juan Maria.

#2876 07/18/00 04:17 PM
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Since telephones have pushbuttons now, the use of the word "dial" as the verb for entering a phone number is not appropriate, unless you realize that it is an acronym:

Digitally Initiate Audio Link

(I believe this was the winning entry in an NPR contest to come up with a new verb for "dialing" - the Brits of course have no such problem since they "ring" a number.)


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Fantastic, JMike, I love it. Thanks for that...


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EDIT: gah. . .nevermind

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DIAL=Dial

Or - Is that the point???


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In reply to:

(I believe this was the winning entry in an NPR contest to come up with a new verb for "dialing" - the Brits of course have no such problem since they "ring" a number.)


Actually, I think we do both. Dialling a number is inputting it, while ringing a number is actually making contact. At least that's the best answer I can come up with after a long dark teatime of the soul wondering about it.


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>We do both. Dialling a number is inputting it, while ringing a number is actually making contact. At least that's the best answer I can come up with after a long dark teatime of the soul wondering about it.

I agree. We tend to dial the number so that we can ring/call or phone someone.

Bingley, judging by your last post I am wondering if you should get out more . I think you are definitely an "addict" in the making.


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>>a long dark teatime of the soul<<

Isn't there a very similar line in a book that I'm not recalling?
That could almost (God help me) be a country music song title!


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sounds like a mix of eugene o'neill (sp?) and raymond chandler to me, jackie


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>>The long dark teatime of the soul<<

..by Douglas Adams, author of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", "The Meaning of Liff", et al.

Essential reading!

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