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Re: Speaking of Philip Pullman #117464
12/11/03 02:24 PM
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Utter Placebo, Planet Reebok
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Oh, hijack this one by all means. We're obviously talking a different language to the US.


Re: Speaking of Philip Pullman #117465
12/11/03 03:22 PM
12/11/03 03:22 PM
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We're obviously talking a different language to the US.

Noooo....!


Re: Speaking of Philip Pullman #117466
12/11/03 03:26 PM
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That'd be a different language from the one they talk to themselves in.


Re: Speaking of hijacking #117467
12/12/03 11:54 AM
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I've heard the word, Father Steve. When Jules Verne was building the prototype submarine for "Captain Nemo" to pilot (he wanted to be able to write excellent descriptions for his readers), for the longest time he couldn't seem to get the crankshaft to stop trying to jump out of its mountings. Finally he got it to turn smoothly in place like it was supposed to, so he named the sub Juddernaught.Sorry--I know I've fussed about trying to keep Q & A for serious word discussion, but I just couldn't resist this. Won't happen very often, I promise.


Re: Speaking of lowjoking #117468
12/12/03 08:19 PM
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Juddernaught
serious word discussion

oh, so that was meant to be funny...





formerly known as etaoin...
Re: Speaking of lowjoking #117469
12/13/03 02:04 AM
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Well, you see, it juddered naught...
Ted, come back quick, we need you!


Re: Speaking of lowjoking #117470
12/13/03 11:46 AM
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I got it... the first time

hahahahaha



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Re: Speaking of lowjoking #117471
12/13/03 03:18 PM
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I got it... the first time

So did I, but I was too polite to mention it.


Re: Judder #117472
12/13/03 03:54 PM
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Common enough in [i[New England. Especially in regards to cars when they judder (diesel) after you've turned off the motor (ignition),
But then ----


Re: Speaking of Philip Pullman #117473
12/15/03 04:20 AM
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In reply to:

digging a bit deeper, we find that these are the 21 contenders for Britain's favorite novel, as featured on The Big Read...


Apparently The Lord of the Rings won, with Pride and Prejudice second.

Bingley



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