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#43801 - 10/13/01 02:06 AM Re: Bull bars  
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well, OK, it didn't have a very good De Niro accent, but hey...

And it was safe from stray Welshmen, too, no?



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#43802 - 10/13/01 02:08 AM Re: Bull bars  
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Hey, CK--beat you by five hundredths of a second. Nyah...
Nice dig, by the way. Good thing mav isn't Welsh.


#43803 - 10/13/01 02:24 PM Roo bars  
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I can tell the other USn's here that roo bars are necessary Down Under. Fifteen years or so ago I was on an overnight bus trip from Adelaide up to Broken Hill, sitting directly behind the driver. I was dozing when there was a thump that awakened several people ont he bus. The driver explained that he'd just whacked (at 100 kph or so) the biggest roo I've ever hit. When we got to the next stop, I took a look at the roo bar. It was a set of very heavy chromed steel tuves, and two of them had been bent back at least three inches by the impact. Lord knows what kind of damage we'd have had to the bus if it weren't for the roo bars.

By the bye, deer cause more human deaths in the US than any other species of animals, due to road collisions. I know a woman who hit an elk here in Colorado last year; the collision totalled her car but no one in the car was hurt. When they got to looking around the scene they discovered the elk had gotten up and wandered away.



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#43804 - 10/13/01 02:33 PM sweet young things  
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I don;t know about climbing to great h8eights, but in my younger days I'd go to great length to get at sweet young things (and none of them would leave, he said boastfully.)



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#43805 - 10/13/01 08:04 PM Post deleted by Wordwind  
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#43806 - 10/14/01 01:06 AM Re: sweet young things  
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Dear Wordwind: Since none of our Latin experts have answered you, I went into Internet to check my spelling, and found this:Lector: Hoc est dictum hodiernum: De gustibus non est disputandum.

This is the saying for today: Matters of taste are not to be quarreled about. But the really learned enjoy tormenting those who have forgotten their Latin by just saying "De gustibus....and all that."

So the esthetes rather than quarreling about food, just bolster their standing as wine snob and gourmet by mentioning far away restaurants and wine cellars. Deliver me from them O Lord! I have no desire to belong to Les Amis d'Escoffier.


#43807 - 10/14/01 01:15 AM Re: sweet young things  
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1. De gustibus semper disputandum est.
2. De saporibus semper disputandum est.
3. De saporibus non disputandum est.

The following in honor of the 70th birthday of Winnie Ille Pu:
4. De heffalumpibus semper dubitandum est.
5. De gradiis semper dubitandum est.


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I originally wrote above that it's the 75th birthday of Pu and then changed it. I was right the first time; it is 75.

BUT: There's another anniversary to mark: MOnday Oct. 15 is the 50th anniversary of the first I Love Lucy show. Even more amusing and will certainly be as long-lived as Pu.


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#43809 - 10/14/01 01:30 AM Re: sweet young things  
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BobY, you might be a latin scholar but its greek to me. Care to translate? I do have one question for you animus revertendi, so to speak. Is it true that there are latin roots in Russian (as well as english, french, spanish and portuguese)?


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