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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..


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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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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?

i don't know the name, but i certainly can say that they are still used in public schools. at least they were 5 years ago when i was last in a public highschool.


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tsuwm quoth <he was graduated in mathematics>

Yes, and I mentioned leylines in another post. Does this mean that "he" had mathematically-spaced lines from head to toe?



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In reply to:

tsuwm quoth <he was graduated in mathematics>

Yes, and I mentioned leylines in another post. Does this mean that "he" had mathematically-spaced lines from head
to toe?


no, actually it means "he" was concentrated into a new england, algebraic puree and greased with a light bearnaise sauce.


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>algebraic puree and greased with a light bearnaise sauce.

In pursuit of puree season(ing)???



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

I used to work with a lawyer by the name of Richard De Sevo. Wasn't till he pronounded it over the phone that I caught on.

Also, this may be a YART, but I had a salesman friend by the name of Mark Cheatham


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Sweet Bridget, I am SO GLAD you're back! You too, Xara.

Then there was the fund-raising date auction at the computer convention, sponsored by Winnerd, Inc.



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And of course there's Dewey, Cheetham, & Howe.


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How about the "Curl Up and Dye" beauty salon?


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Oh yes, the Dew Drop Inn. That's a real one. It is, or was, a bar here.


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I've never seen one. We used to have special blackboards (are we allowed to say blackboards these days?) in the music department with the lines permanently drawn on them. I don't remember doing music anywhere other that the music department, so I don't suppose that we needed one. The music department was, by necessity, on the outer edges of the school campus, particularly useful for those of us who made rather unpleasant noises with stringed instruments.

It sounds like an interesting invention, although everything musical seems to be done with overhead projectors and photocopied sheets in the schools that my children have attended.


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Another hair salon I've seen ~

Cropps and Bobbers.


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A few years ago, we had a game going in the local bar rag which combined names of members into law firms. The only rule was that the names had to be names of actual people practicing in the county. Here are some of them:

Chrysler, Ford, Nash & Carr
Flood, Waters, Brooks & Poole
Rainey, Day
Moore & Moore
Snow & Frost
Roy, Rogers
Browning, Boyle, Fry & Birn
Lawless, Hood, Crooks & Mol
Lick, Sweet, Canady, Kane
Betz & Owen
Parrish, Church, Bell, Bishop, Angell, Neal & Grace
Loose, Seaman, Fell, Downs
Piggish, Hoag & Ham
So, Long
Short, Sheets
Cheetham & Howe
Marshall, Dillon
Banks, Bond, Economy, Price & Profit
Field, Meadows & Parks
Webb, Wing, Waddell & Kluck
Silver, Bell & Holaday
Maki, Long, Storey, Short


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Maki, Long, Storey, Short

Perfect! Gets my vote.
It's not a contest?
Ooops
wow


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Sparteye: [wiping tears of laughter emoticon]
Oh, I bet you-all just rolled, doing that!
Thanks for posting it.


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I enjoyed those too! =)


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A slightly different name joke. My wife's obstetrician was named Mabel C. Hiscock.
Actually, the ending of that name had nothing to do with anatomy. It is a diminutive. Originally the name meant "Little John". Remember the nursery rhyme "Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross, To see a fine Lady upon a fine horse...."


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When I was a child, our family physician was "Dr Heald."

What a wonderful man he was.


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I remember actually using that "5 chalk" thing in school. (Back in the days when we clapped erasers to clean them and when it was an honor to stay after school and clean the blackboard for your favorite teacher.)

Twenty years ago or so, I went into a gullectible store named Annie Teaks & Uncle Junques.

On a bit more morbid note, a friend of mine used to hang out with a buddy whose dad owned a mortuary. Sometimes after closing hours when the phone would ring he would answer it with ".... Funeral Home, You stab 'em - We'll slab 'em. ooops, Sorry! This was supposed to go under the Jobs thread.

I have spent the last two days trying to read all the postings and links...I don't think I'll ever catch up, but it's been fun. I am an addict of your humour. I've already been concerned about this upcoming weekend. Whatever will I do for two whole days without awadtalk. I just might have to get the net at the house.

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".... Funeral Home, You stab 'em - We'll slab 'em

that was a *very* popular way to answer the phone when i was a kid, along with "[Family name]'s Mortuary.. you kill 'em, we chill 'em"

They ranked right up there with the delights of calling a random house and asking if their refrigerator was running (..well you'd better go catch it}, calling a delicatesson and asking if they have pig's feet [or chicken legs] (*wow*, don't you find it terribly hard to walk??)

then of course there was the old favorite of having a group of your friends call the same random number all day long, asking for "Mike" (this didn't work if you happened upon a household with a member named 'mike', though it never occured to us to use a less common name), then at the end of the day calling the same number, introducing yourself as Mike and asking if you'd missed any calls.

Now with the development of Caller ID our unfortunate children will have to find other ways to channel their energies.

anyone else have some juvenile phone goodies to share??? hmm... something tells me you people didn't do that sort of thing...




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The Skinner Funeral Home operates locally.


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".... Funeral Home, You stab 'em - We'll slab 'em

that was a *very* popular way to answer the phone when i was a kid, along with "[Family name]'s Mortuary.. you kill 'em, we chill 'em"


An ex-airforce friend of mine was fond of answering his phone "Underground Airways", or "Fiji Railways". The latter was an in joke from his time stationed in Fiji, a country without railways. I still use "Underground Airways" quite often, just to see how much attentioon people pay to telephone salutations.



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During my childhood, I had a doctor who's name was Dr. Hyde.

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But wasn't Dr. Jekyll a model physician until he turned himself into Mr. Hyde by meddling with mind altering drugs?
Too bad his example did not discourage such experimentation without controls.


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