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#29599 - 05/20/01 03:46 PM Re: Top-sacred... burn before reading  
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this too shall pass
typical pooh-bah meeting:
24:00 exchange of the sacred handshake
24:10 burning of top-sacred minutes-of-last-meeting
24:12 chanting of sacred number [indicipherable]
24:13 decoding of the top-sacred minutes-of-last-meeting
(problematic... no decoder ring... slightly charred)
24:14 selection of meeting chairthing, minuter
24:59 no progress, move to adjourn
25:00 adjourn


#29600 - 05/20/01 07:22 PM Re: Top-sacred... burn before reading  
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So, it seems that Pooh-Bahs have mastered the art of the committee meeting. That schedule shows that they can conduct a meeting in half the usual time, and yet accomplish much more than is typical. [applause]


#29601 - 05/20/01 07:55 PM malaprops & meetings  
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I've read this three times and am still laughing, tsuwm.


#29602 - 05/20/01 09:26 PM Re: Top-sacred... burn before reading  
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this too shall pass
a spartan comment: half the usual time

aided by short attention spans...




#29603 - 05/20/01 09:32 PM  
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#29604 - 05/21/01 09:36 AM Schwarzenegger  
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> Hmmmm. I thought that Schwartzenegger meant black plowman, per The Arnold.

Well, close enough. Put it this way the etymology comes from a job using a harrow (die Egge) and has nothing to do with any language used to specify a person's skin colour(e.g. der Neger). I sometimes eat at a traditional Bavarian place called Isenegger (I guess that's short for Wiesenegger, which is a field/meddow plougher).



#29605 - 05/21/01 09:40 AM  
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#29606 - 05/21/01 11:31 AM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names  
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I have a cousin named Peter Craig*. His elder brother helpfully nicknamed him Rocky.

*From the Gaelic, creag, rock, crag.


#29607 - 05/21/01 03:10 PM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names  
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Richard Shaw, nickname "Rick."
Tee Hee !
No "you don't look Chinese" jokes, please!



#29608 - 05/21/01 03:20 PM Re: malaprops & meetings  
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I've read this three times and am still laughing, tsuwm.
Well, zip up and join us wunchers (thanks, Rod) raght cheer.
tsuwm (see? I'm being nice for once), I'm glad you didn't tell about the sacred rite.


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