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Laura F Spira filted:

I am reading a book by a Harvard professor called ... combination. The acknowledgements reveal that her husband is called Tom.

Every Monday night, Jay Leno does a feature he calls "Headlines" which usually includes a list of humorous wedding announcements...the ... laughs.. The best I've been able to find was a bride who could have hyphenated her married name as "Brown-Pyle"..r

National Lampoon's True Facts section had, inter alia, Swallows - Cox
Richard Bollard
Canberra, Australia
Charles Riggs wrote in message

I have some fond memories of Columbus. Good people, nice ... I was teasing Tootsie, a staunch defender of the Midwest.

Oh, Charles, how soon ye forget. Anyway, you were criticizing all the people in the Midwest, based only on Maria's viewpoint.

Surely others offered views about the Midwest...?

Maria Conlon
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Charles Riggs wrote in message Oh, Charles, how soon ye ... the people in the Midwest, based only on Maria's viewpoint.

Surely others offered views about the Midwest...?

Oh, I am sure they have. However, Charles used your post as emblematic. viz "
But enough U. S. politics. You need to be here, Charles, IMO, to get the full flavor.

No, you need to be in Europe. Only here will you get the larger picture. People are laughing at Bush ... Bush's influence. He is a very dangerous man, as is any deluded evangelist who wields a large amount of power.

Well, he does allow for a few to be aware of Bush's reputation in Europe, doesn't he?
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I have some fond memories of Columbus. Good people, nice ... I was teasing Tootsie, a staunch defender of the Midwest.

Oh, Charles, how soon ye forget.

Oh, Pat, how careful you are to remember! If it pleases you to think I dislike the people of the Midwest, I am happy you are happy. Therefore, I do hope you don't read my next two words: I don't.
Anyway, you were criticizing all the people in the Midwest, based only on Maria's viewpoint.

Could that be anything but teasing? Teasing Maria, as I've often done with her in the past and she's often done with me? How could I possibly put all the people of a large region in the same boat when being serious? Perhaps you are a member of the *** Fan Club, a follower of a person nearly incapable of rational thought. I hope not, but it could explain any prejudice against me you might hold. Or could it be you don't care for Easterners? Nah, that couldn't be it for we've agreed that such regional prejudice is not our cup of tea.
Charles Riggs
Email address: chriggs¦at¦eircom¦dot¦net
Well, he does allow for a few to be aware of Bush's reputation in Europe, doesn't he?

I did and do, my definition of few being unspecified. It could refer to a relatively large or small number: all bases covered. Thank you, Pat, for the heads-up.

Charles Riggs
Email address: chriggs¦at¦eircom¦dot¦net
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you Oh, Charles, how soon ye forget.

Oh, Pat, how careful you are to remember! If it pleases you to think I dislike the people of the Midwest, I am happy you are happy.

Not to say "dislike", but to say you indicate scorn for the opinions and thought processes of an entire region.
Anyway, you were criticizing all the people in the Midwest, based only on Maria's viewpoint.

Could that be anything but teasing? Teasing Maria, as I've often done with her in the past and she's often done with me? How could I possibly put all the people of a large region in the same boat when being serious?

But didn't you put the entire Midwest (with a few exceptions) into that very boat?
Leave Tony out of this. You are constantly trying to group and judge people by their associations. Or will you say you are not doing this? ( And here I go doing the very same thing. Pat, shut up.)
I guess I just don't react pleasurably to your evaluations, so I will stop reacting verbally.
I guess I just don't react pleasurably to your evaluations, so I will stop reacting verbally.

Watch it! You nearly put my eye out.

Mickwick