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#40747
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Tantalosisyphosis #40748
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Good Grief! as Charlie Brown was wont to exclaim. I would certainly hope someone could do better. No offense, Max, but your creation sounds like a peculiarly virulent venereal disease.


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Re: Tantalosisyphosis #40750
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It sounds like something you'd catch from a promiscuous spider.


Re: Tantalosisyphosis #40751
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The intermittent fault is the bugbear of any kind of automotive, electronic, or appliance repair. Many times one might as well wait for complete failure.


Re: Tantafonesis #40752
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In the spirit of "setting the bar low" (Great idea by the way) how about tantafonesis as in :
TANTA-lizing us when we FONE and get an appointment with mechanic, dentist, doctor, plumber, electrician, computer guru,etc. and when we get there we are told "I can't find a thing wrong, SIS."
Arrrgggghhh
I can hear you all saying : "Oh, m'Gawd! She's baaaaaaack!"


Re: Tantalosisyphosis #40753
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Oh, dear, I thought tantalus was a metallic rare earth, and sysiphus was the venerial disese.

As for the problem of which you speak, Max, I spent twenty-four years as an automobile mechanic. I came to refer to this situation as the coyote syndrome, from the Road Runner cartoons, wherein the coyote never caught the road runner, but never quit trying, thereby combining the qualities of both Greek legends.


Re: Tantalosisyphosis #40754
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And Geoff, with a nice play on "roadrunner".


sisyphtansis #40755
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"Sisyphtansis" any better?


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