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#12428 12/07/00 09:33 PM
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tsuwsm had his lawyers post notice--the famous partners
Payne and Durance
Attorneys at Lawm


my favorite law firm, is Dewey, Chetham and Howe, but Takham, Mooney and Ruhn also have a place in my heart.
Any other favorite (real or imagined) firms, partners or companies?

has any one out there seen the new mix available for making a baba au rum at home?
--Druncan Hines is offering it..


#12429 12/07/00 11:52 PM
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I have a friend who graduated from Duke Law School. She swears that there were three callow fellows in school with her who were trying to find a particular person so they could form the law firm Finder, Binder, Raper, and Lever.

And this brings up another one of my pet peeves. I think I have an almost infinite number of them. People who say "I graduated college." I always have this image of a person drawing equally spaced lines up the side of the building. Or am I just an old fuddy duddy?



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Sorry TEd, gotta go with the latter on this one.

My Webster's does have >to grant an academic degree or diploma< as a definition of graduate.

We love you anyway though. Every family needs a cantankerous gramps to keep young whippersnappers on their toes.



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Hmmm. "I graduated from college", but "The college graduated 2500 students this year".

"I graduated college" is horrible and actually calls the veracity of the meaning of the statement into question. IMHO ...



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"I graduated from college" sounds OK but even "The college graduated 2500 students this year" sounds a bit dodgy to me.

AWAD graduated ??? addicts this year.

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Bingley opines but even "The college graduated 2500 students this year" sounds a bit dodgy to me.

Well I looked it up in COD and you're right. It is dodgy. It's only transitive when you say "It was graduated in degrees Celsius"



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Any other favorite (real or imagined) firms, partners or companies?

There was a Crookes and Howe in a Mickey Mouse comic strip from. I believe, the 30s


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>It's only transitive when you say "It was graduated in degrees Celsius"

that's the *third sense for the transitive in W3:
1) to grant an academic degree... <expect to graduate 3000 this year>
2) to qualify as proficient or learned <he was graduated in mathematics>


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I graduated college.
Calloo, callay, O frabjous day! At last, I have found someone else who knows the meaning of the verb graduate. I also, on hearing the quoted statement, have had this mental picture of drawing neatly spaced lines on a college building (like the school which talks to Sally in Peanuts) with one of those strange wire things which looked like a large fan, which held 5 pieces of chalk and which was used to draw a staff on the blackboard in music class. Wonder if there are any of those things left in the world? There are certainly very few music lessons in public schools.


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> which held 5 pieces of chalk and which was used to draw a staff on the blackboard

I wonder if those things had a name other than five-piece chalk holder, or musical staff liner...


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