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#108308 - 07/22/03 04:11 PM coach parti  
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We were discussing the need to perform a ‘due diligence’ exercise today and I remembered that there is another meaning of the word diligence:

Diligence: n. A large stagecoach - French, from (carrosse de) diligence, speed (coach), from Old French, diligence, dispatch, from Latin diligentia, from diligens, diligent-, diligent.



#108309 - 07/22/03 09:30 PM Re: coach parti  
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So would a slow charabanc of lawyers be an overdue diligence?


#108310 - 07/23/03 11:52 AM Re: coach parti  
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No, maverick. The'd be guilty of undue delinquence.


#108311 - 07/23/03 04:22 PM Re: coach parti  
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But they would take a tort-uous route no doubt.


#108312 - 07/23/03 05:14 PM Re: coach parti  
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you are court-ing disaster, dixbey....



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#108313 - 07/23/03 11:16 PM Re: coach parti  
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I thought his pun was quite appealing!

~ but would the route be writ'ten down before the process started, or would they judge that to be weighting the scales?



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