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#10651 - 11/20/00 08:44 PM Re: Least favourite jargon  
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Vieux routier = old truck driver

Somehow, I don't think it conveys the same sense of wizened experience that Old Hand does. I picture some old, chain-smoking dude, his checkered shirt missing the bottom button; riding in the cab of his old beat-up Mack truck with "Born to ride the white line" spray-painted on the doors and the booby-chick mud flaps, pulling on the bullhorn-line as he sees a young chickie by the side of the road.

#10652 - 11/21/00 08:23 AM Re: Least favourite jargon  
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it's really not nice to say cackling around an OP.

Oh dear tsuwm, are you going to get all touchy on us? (Or touchy-feely?)

#10653 - 11/21/00 02:13 PM Re: Least favourite jargon  
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this too shall pass
...and it's even less nice to say "touchy-feely" to a(n) hOP. (notice how we're still on-topic here?)

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