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#100721 - 04/15/03 05:27 AM So's your old man!
TEd Remington Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 3467
Loc: Marion NC
I have my house pretty much torn apart, doing things to increase it's market attractiveness, so all I had for sound yesterday was the music channel on the satellite. My favorites are show tunes, but it causes a problem when I'm painting or something because I am constantly trying to identify obscure songs from obscure musicals, not that The Mucus Man is obscure.

I was listening to Trouble in River City and an odd thing occurred to me. When my father first started working, he bought art illustrations for a magazine called Captain Billy's Whizz Bang, and later, during the Depression he earned extra money by writing dime novels, which he could churn out in two or three days and for which he was paid $20 or $25. A publishing house in the Twin Cities put them out under a variety of author's names, none of which were my father's, unfortunately, so I have no way of finding any of them.

But, so far as I know, he never ran a boys' band.


#100722 - 04/15/03 01:09 PM Re: So's your old man!
Capfka Offline

Registered: 06/28/02
Posts: 1624
Loc: Utter Placebo, Planet Reebok
And if he churned out the puns like you, it's probably just as well!

#100723 - 04/15/03 02:03 PM Re: Good to be here!!
rav Offline

Registered: 12/07/02
Posts: 122
Loc: Poland, Cracow
>>What the heck is an ochlonym?

>Nothing like a chocklonym, I hope.....

#100724 - 04/15/03 04:03 PM Re: Good to be here!!
wwh Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 13858
Ochlonym is a fairly recent coinage, alleged to me "mob name" or pseudonym used by a criminal.
The earliest use of a fictitious name I can think of is Odysseus telling the Cyclops his name was
"Nemo". So authors have noms de plume, warriors noms de querre, radio amateurs "handles"
CB'ers ditto. Just the other day, I was instructed to provide a "screen name" for a new e-mail
account. I prefer to use my own name, but had to add some numbers.
But crooks want to make it harder for cops to identify them, ao the use aliases, and now
oschlonyms, if they yet know the word.

#100725 - 04/18/03 12:13 PM Re: Note for newcomers
Krzysztof Offline

Registered: 03/10/02
Posts: 36
Loc: Warszawa Polska
I registered in 2002 but I read only your posts. I'd love it, because in this way I learn English. I can to learn about your live. It is fine.
Krzysztof from Poland

#100726 - 04/18/03 03:16 PM Newcomers' welcome!
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Registered: 08/06/01
Posts: 6930
Loc: Worcester, MA
Welcome Krzysztof !

I may be the first but will certainly not be the last to extend greetings to you. Whatever you can learn from our postings is good, and we will be happy to hear more from you any time you like!

#100727 - 04/18/03 03:45 PM Re: Note for newcomers
wow Offline
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Registered: 11/25/00
Posts: 3439
Loc: New England, USA
Welcome Krzysztof ! Stay with us and comment often - we love to hear differing opinions - even if it is just because it gives us a chance to express *our wonderful - and of course correct - opinions!

How's the weather in Poland? Spring arrived yet?
Aloha and Blessings.

#100728 - 04/19/03 01:20 PM Re: Note for newcomers
rav Offline

Registered: 12/07/02
Posts: 122
Loc: Poland, Cracow
>How's the weather in Poland? Spring arrived yet?
Aloha and Blessings.

oh yes.. aloha is the word that makes me smile.. spring arrived for a while and run for the hills yesterday :( we have such untranslatable nicely proverb which main sense is that the weather in poland is in april very very changeable :(

#100729 - 04/19/03 01:27 PM Re: Note for newcomers
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
Welcome Krzysztof!!

and rav, I think everywhere has a saying about changeable weather!! like, "don't like the weather? wait five minutes, it'll be different!"

formerly known as etaoin...

#100730 - 04/19/03 01:29 PM Re: Newcomers' welcome!
wwh Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 13858
Dear Krzysztof: Please continue to post here. The more posts we get, the more fun.

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