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#114815 - 10/31/03 07:08 AM Juggernaut  
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Anu has missed the most common use of this word in the UK -- a long articulated lorry, usually when they are being held responsible for traffic accidents.

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#114816 - 10/31/03 12:58 PM Re: Juggernaut  
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Dear Bingley: I never heard anybody else say it, but my idea of a juggernaut is an extrawide looging truck on Canadian highways with lanes narrowed by heavy snow, coming at you at 70mph, when your defrosters and wipers have not yet warmed up enough to work, and jets of window washers are frozen shut.


#114817 - 10/31/03 05:42 PM Re: Juggernaut  
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Good heavens, my first thought was a submarine, as in "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea". But I think Anu's "A massive relentless force...that crushes everything in its path." covers it. Unless Juggernaut is an actual manufacturer of these trucks? Whatever articulated trucks are. I've always thought of juggernaut as a descriptive noun, not a literal one.


#114818 - 10/31/03 06:40 PM Articulated trucks  
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... are like articulated buses, Jackie, only different. HTH


#114819 - 11/01/03 01:27 AM Re: Juggernaut  
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#114820 - 11/01/03 01:34 PM Re: Juggernaut  
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Bingley,

"The parameter is incorrect." (?) Is it maybe my old Netscape?


#114821 - 11/01/03 01:49 PM Re: Juggernaut  
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old Netscape

I would guess so. get Mozilla
http://www.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla1.2.1/
works and looks pretty much like Netscape, but is much more standards compliant...
this assumes you are not using OSX. if you are, just go to http://www.mozilla.org. I actually prefer their browser called Camino. it's just a browser without an email client built in.



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#114822 - 11/01/03 04:17 PM Re: Juggernaut  
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Bingley, I couldn't tell from your link whether Juggernaut is the manufacturer or not.
Aside--obviously my, um, browser worked. Is Windows 98 a browser? Anyway, that's what I have. I've heard several people here mention that M-----a thing and how great it is. I've never gone to try and look at it, and hope I don't ever have to: couldn't they have called it something a bit more...appetizing?


#114823 - 11/01/03 06:35 PM Re: Juggernaut  
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>Is Windows 98 a browser?

no, W98 is an Operating System (OS); you are prolly using the MS browser which comes bundled with it: Internet Explorer (IE), and I know you use MS OutlookExpress for email.

Microsoft is a Juggernaut.
-joe (stating the obvious, ron) friday

#114824 - 11/02/03 02:43 AM Re: Juggernaut  
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Thanks, tsuwm. In return...
A man we shall call A. Truck Driver decided to enter the contest he'd recently heard about. All the contestants had to do was to up and drive their big rigs from Monkey's Eyebrow, through and around Pikeville, and back. Pikeville (or Packvul, as it's known to the locals), for you uninitiated, doesn't have one square inch of flat land, plus it's got a passel of narrow streets, one lane bridges, and such like, so this contest wasn't as easy as it might sound. First prize was a bottle of the best moonshine around. Second prize was the shoat that had taken the blue ribbon at the county fair; and third prize was a half-grown rooster, offspring of the champeen fightin' cock, Big Henry's Lasher. There were checkpoints along the route, to make sure the drivers weren't speeding. Other than that, they could use whatever wiles they could think of to try and beat each other to the narrow places. Now, old A. Truck was from way up a holler in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, and he was long used to driving a coal truck through the area. He was the sure-fire winner, he figured, and wasn't shy about lettin' other folks know it. Finally his wife, thinking he might be in for a disappointment, said, "A. Truck, what if you don't get there the quickest? What if you're only second or third?" And he said, "Naw, Bobbie Jean--I'm gonna win the jug, or naught".


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