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#71675 05/29/02 08:09 PM
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Well, it's fishonabike, Jim, but not as we know him...

Hi folks!

I've finally managed to convince myself I have the self-discipline to be an occasional dive-in Awadian rather than the hopeless word-junkie that once was.

Well, we'll see, eh?

If I still have a job in a few weeks time, then I've cracked it - and I'll be absobloodylutely delighted to be able to have the best of both worlds.

I come bearing a little gift. My friend John S. Allen has taken the search for the origins of
A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle
a step further than we managed a while back, and has received an email from the phrase's author, no less!
Check it out:
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Vista/3255/herstory.htm

He neglects to mention, however, that he found out about Irina Dunn's role through yours truly, and that yours truly found out from (and gave credit to) none other than good ol' JazzO on good ol' AWAD:
http://wordsmith.org/board/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=miscellany&Number=5821

Ah, well.



Could someone please fill me in on anything I need to know as a virtual newbie? Anything not generally relevant to newbies is probably best communicated as a private message. Oh, and I've noticed Max & Jo's little Guide to Awadia. Very nice it is, too

I'm going to apologize in advance for likely YARTing and for my lack of attention to anything outside the immediate vicinity of the posts I make, OK? Of course you should still consider yourselves fully licensed to point out such environmentally unsound practices to me.

Phew. An essay where I meant a paragraph. If only I were still a student [sigh]

That's it for now - I'm off for a swimcycle around...

Greetings old friends (who I happily notice are still in abundance) and new!



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Caloo, calay
Oh frabjous day,
The Shona has returned!!



Await E-mail....


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A hearty welcome back, Fish! I've read your posts from days gone by with deluxe delight.

Bathymetric regards,
Wordwind


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#71679 05/29/02 08:54 PM
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Well, FishonaBike, we have never met, but I look forward to reading your posts! Welcome back aBoard!


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My friend John S. Allen has taken the search for the origins of
A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle


The same John S. Allen who wrote STREET SMARTS Bicycling's
Traffic Survival Guide?


I used to distribute that booklet when I was an Effective Cycling Instructor with the old League of American Wheelmen.

Oh, yeah, WELCOME BACK!!!


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Hiya shona - we overlapped a little bit before you went into exile. I'm very glad you're back. I think you'll find that many a post has been posted lamenting your absence, and now we can get back to talking about words.

Oh, and thanks for wasting much of my afternoon with that h2g2 site!


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we have never met

I've met lots of Angelfish, of course.


Imagination is often depicted as wings, isn't it? Perhaps my bike should, like you, have wings attached.


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a day for the return of the prodigals

Hi Nuncle!

Who's the other returnee - the invisiblified Mav? I thought I'd seen recent contributions from our favourite Welsh dragon


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