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#376 - 04/13/00 06:54 AM Re: John Ciardi's "klmnop" on NPR  
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I think there is possibly a joke there too. It relates to a previous conversation about euphemism. The next letter should be "P" so the person answering the question hastily replaces it with .. "er ... water"


#377 - 04/17/00 03:37 PM Re: John Ciardi's "klmnop" on NPR  
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Thanks! DUH!


#378 - 04/22/00 12:46 PM Re: John Ciardi's "klmnop" on NPR  
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All this brings to mind the famous Christmas card message:

ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Cheers
Paul Bywater




#379 - 04/22/00 10:03 PM Re: John Ciardi's "klmnop" on NPR  
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Paul--
What the 'L'??


#380 - 04/25/00 12:00 PM Re: John Ciardi's "klmnop" on NPR  
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Jackie (and friends): I'm happy to share the Christmas card message with you publicly -- but Christmas is months away!

If you just can't wait, send me a personal email.

Cheers
Paul Bywater



#381 - 04/25/00 01:12 PM Re: John Ciardi's "klmnop" on NPR  
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>If you just can't wait, send me a personal email.

'el, No.


#382 - 04/25/00 05:09 PM Re: the Christmas alphabet  
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It's all Greek to me. ;-)
Well, the first and last letters, anyway. Can this be the key?


#383 - 04/25/00 05:18 PM Re: the Christmas alphabet  
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Just read tsuwm's reply, belatedly and anastrophically. Very good. As usual.


#384 - 04/25/00 09:25 PM Re: the Christmas alphabet  
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That wasn't the first el no was it?


#385 - 04/25/00 11:28 PM Re: the Christmas alphabet  
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Jo, no, I believe the first el (ni)ņo was sighted off-shore Peru, in 1982.

hope this helps, *EG*


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