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#15729 - 01/16/01 01:55 PM Made Up Word  
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#15730 - 01/16/01 05:07 PM Re: Made Up Word  
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In the words of the immortal Dr Spooner, professor of something-or-other at Oxford in the early part of last century to a no doubt rather stunned undergraduate:

"Sir, you have been caught fighting a liar in the quad and you have hissed all my mystery lectures. You will leave by the next town drain!"

The idiot also known as Capfka ...
#15731 - 01/16/01 09:50 PM Accidental spoonerism  
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A colleague of mine came up with a great expression the other day, albeit accidentally (and he was oblivious to his mistake!):

"He's got his snoff in the trout".

I have since discovered that "snoff" is a short candle end used for igniting a fuse.

I do believe, however, that this type of fishing has been outlawed in most places.

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