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Re: de luxe vs. deluxe #75707
07/11/02 03:36 PM
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degringolade comes in deraspberry and degrape. My kids love it. Rubrick, I'll be a dumb adolescent right along wit you!!


Re: de luxe vs. deluxe #75708
07/12/02 01:55 AM
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"It's delightful, it's delicious, it's delectable, it's delirious,
It's dilemma, it's de limit, it's deluxe, it's de-lovely"


Cole Porter had to be thinking of someone just like you, Jackie, when he came up with this. Here's looking at you, kid!


Re: de luxe vs. deluxe #75709
07/12/02 07:03 PM
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Hartsville, New York.
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Le Grille? What the h* is Le Grille? These instructions are so confusing!- Homer Simpson. Hi Jackie.


Re: de luxe vs. deluxe #75710
07/13/02 01:29 AM
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Le Grille? What the h* is Le Grille? These instructions are so confusing!- Homer Simpson. Hi Jackie.
Hi, Sweetie--I've been wondering if you were still around.


Re: de luxe vs. deluxe #75711
07/13/02 06:57 AM
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Hi Jackie.

Whoops, wrong persona. Wait one ...

- Pfranz

Re: de luxe vs. deluxe #75712
07/13/02 06:59 AM
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Ah, that's better. Hi Jackie!

What's all this crap about smilies being retrograde and the sign of a ga-ga mentality or something? Has shIT been at it again?



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Re: de luxe vs. deluxe #75713
07/13/02 04:20 PM
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What's all this crap about smilies being retrograde and the sign of a ga-ga mentality or something? Has shIT been at it again?
Hi, Sweetheart--well, no less than four people wrote to me saying they don't think so. So...my apologies, jopo.


Re: de luxe vs. deluxe #75714
07/23/02 04:01 PM
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From the customary meaning of "deluxe" as used in diners, Our Household Dictionary ("the epitomy of local usage") defines deluxe as with lettuce and tomato.


Re: de luxe vs. deluxe #75715
07/23/02 04:10 PM
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One of the things about "deluxe" that I have noticed that, as many products have a sort of inflation of adjectives, deluxe ends up denoting the cheapest variety. For example, a product might be offerred as deluxe, special, and custom. That way even the guy who buys the cheapest one can say "I got the deluxe model!" It is sort of like the tendency of restaurants to offer three sizes of soft drink: large, extra-large and super-size.


Re: de luxe vs. deluxe #75716
07/24/02 12:40 PM
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You've done it agian, Sparteye!

defines deluxe as with lettuce and tomato.


that sums up so neatly the spirit of the difference between "de luxe" and "deluxe"




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