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#91990 01/21/03 10:55 AM
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till they pass out one by one

Sounds like fun.


#91991 01/21/03 11:12 AM
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I have a feeling we might just re-enact that scene in Lettermore if WW has anything to say about it [giggle-e]. I'm looking forward to the good craic .


#91992 01/22/03 04:24 PM
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On the brink? or At the brink?
Just askin'
It's a word I've known so long I consider it dated! But then I am very old.



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At the brink of the river, but on the brink of disaster?


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OED says Brink : edge, margin, border. So would you be on it or at it? That is the question.

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The answer is, "Yes."


#91996 01/23/03 11:21 AM
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OED says Brink : edge, margin, border. So would you be on it or at it? That is the question.

Instinctively, I would use 'at the brink' when there was a sense of nearly going over the metaphorical cliff edge and 'on the brink' when on the point of moving from one state to another, but on the level. But there could well be some overlap.



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