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coach parti #108308
07/22/03 04:11 PM
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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.



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


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No, maverick. The'd be guilty of undue delinquence.


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But they would take a tort-uous route no doubt.


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you are court-ing disaster, dixbey....



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07/23/03 11:16 PM
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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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