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#20524 - 02/27/01 06:52 PM Re: Family challenge

funny, i was picturing satin as a guy. but then again, i was picturing Hyla as a girl... i'm terrible at that sort of thing.

and i agree that satin is probably young (although i suppose that's all relative); i'm guessing mid-30's and that satin's sibling isn't even a regular poster, or we'd likely have heard from that person by now. but what the heck do i know?

heh poor satin... you don't have to tell us anything, you know. i'm just waiting for jackie to log on and freak over this one... "leave poor beelzebub...er, satin... alone!!"

oh, but if you *want* to tell us, PM *me* first... i promise i won't tell

#20525 - 02/27/01 07:01 PM Re: Family challenge
Jazzoctopus Offline
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Registered: 07/03/00
Posts: 1094
Loc: Cincinnati & Loveland, Ohio, U...
There are not a whole lot of young people on board.

well, just to get it cleared up now, it's not me. My only siblings are 12 and 3, and you think I'm young. Plus would I be confused about the name "satin" if I knew about it already? You probably weren't inferring that it's me, but I just thought I'd say something.

I'm not sure if it's what you were implying, bel, but maybe satin's use of the word "sibling" means that the said person has not/refuses to reveal his/her gender.

#20526 - 02/27/01 08:00 PM Re: Family challenge
wwh Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 13858
Dear Jazz: you used the words imply and infer, correctly, as far as I can tell. I once saw a distinction made between them that may in some special circumstances be appropriate.
"I imply, you infer."

#20527 - 02/27/01 08:20 PM Re: T shirts with writing on them
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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Registered: 08/12/00
Posts: 3409
From The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Douglas Adams

"Share and Enjoy" is the company motto of the hugely successful
Sirius Cybernetics Corporation Complaints division, which now
covers the major land masses of three medium sized planets and is
the only part of the Corporation to have shown a consistent
profit in recent years.

The motto stands - or rather stood - in three mile high
illuminated letters near the Complaints Department spaceport on
Eadrax. Unfortunately its weight was such that shortly after it
was erected, the ground beneath the letters caved in and they
dropped for nearly half their length through the offices of many
talented young complaints executives - now deceased.

The protruding upper halves of the letters now appear, in the
local language, to read "Go stick your head in a pig", and are no
longer illuminated, except at times of special celebration.

Hope This Helps

#20528 - 02/27/01 08:25 PM Re: T shirts with writing on them
wwh Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 13858
Is the pig live, or cooked, and from which end must it be approached?

#20529 - 02/27/01 09:27 PM Re: Family challenge
Jackie Offline

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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11613
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
i'm just waiting for jackie to log on and freak over this one...

Ackshually, I know who the sibling is, and I knew before satin signed on that persuasion was under way.
Satin, Dear, if you are the least concerned/wary, feel free to contact me, or inquire of your sibling. I was invited to contact you cold, but would not do that, as I would really not appreciate having that done to me. Ah, sibling love--nothing like it, apparently. (And, at times like this, I think I'm glad I don't have any to give me that kind of "love"...)

If you read the avid posts concerning the location of Anu's
abode, then you know that there are times when this group
pounces on the least little thing, and wrestles it into the dust like a bunch of terriers! No harm meant.

#20530 - 02/27/01 11:42 PM Re: T shirts with writing on them

thank you, max, for the explanation. at least it's esoteric enough that i don't feel as embarrassed to have asked.

btw, i've seen several references to D. Adams in my brief time on this board, but noone has mentioned one of my favorite books of all time: Last Chance to See. Anyone else read it? Liked it?

#20531 - 02/28/01 12:26 AM Re: T shirts with writing on them
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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Registered: 08/12/00
Posts: 3409
I enjoyed Last Chance To See very much, and my only regret is that I did not get to see the TV series of the same name. It is sad that so little heed has been taken of warnings like the ones in that fine book.

#20532 - 02/28/01 04:19 AM Re: T shirts with writing on them
Capital Kiwi Offline
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Registered: 11/13/00
Posts: 3146
Loc: Northamptonshire, England
I don't know where the T-shirt Max saw came from, but I saw a similar one on a rather well-developed young lady in Auckland last year which (fortunately) I managed to read without even having to namaste (courtesy of the upper layer of my bifocals) which read something like "Does staring at my left breast make you feel like a right charlie?". She probably wondered why I was smiling. Probably from the same manufacturer.

But my all-time favourite T-shirt slogan was from America during the "Titanic" movie craze. It showed the sinking ship graphic from the film and underneath it "It Sank. Get Over It!" Pretty much summed up my feelings!

The idiot also known as Capfka ...

#20533 - 02/28/01 09:02 AM Re: Family challenge
Fiberbabe Offline
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Registered: 01/12/01
Posts: 771
Loc: Portland, Oregon
I'm an only child...

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