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Congratulations, John. I tried to think of something to do with "*** tense", but nothing came ... not even Hortense.

Gimme a sentence with the name "Hortense" One way to make a *** tense is to threaten to call the vice squad.

That'd even make a hormone.

Charles Riggs
Email address: chriggs¦at¦eircom¦dot¦net
(1) When I was in high school (late 1950s), "" used to be a perfectly acceptable name, not subject to anatomy-type jokes, at least not openly. If there were jokes being made, most of the girls were not privy to them.

That must have been the case. The OED has the word going back to 1891 with the meaning of penis; I suspect it is far older. Am I remembering right that Shakespeare used it that way a time or two?

Back in the early 60s, we used to tease our classmate Richard Steele by calling him Steel . Actually, I think he rather liked the joke.
Sometimes I long for those innocent days.

Yeah, bring back those good old nuclear attack drills.

PS Kerry will be the hands-down winner in New Hampshire next week. My crystal ball, assisted by knowledge of the results from the most recent US polls, also tells me a Democrat will be the next President. Happy days are here again.
What an ass Bush made of himself, reaffirming his idiocy, during his State of the Union address. Hard for me to decide whether to laugh or cry as I watched his performance.

Charles Riggs
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About the subject line: I greatly dislike it when ... problem is to use nonsense subject lines to begin with.

My middle name is Hortense (don't ask), so I'm grossly miffed by your attitude here, Bob CunningHam.

Can we be 100% certain Matti Hortense is a man? If something is always referred to as a horse, isn't it safe to assume it is a horse?
Charles Riggs
Email address: chriggs¦at¦eircom¦dot¦net
On 22 Jan 2004 10:08:32 -0800, R H Draney
Bob Cunningham filted:

About the subject line: I greatly dislike it when I ... the weather in North Dakota, I could not care less.

ObAUE: don't you mean you could care less?...r

An intriguing thought about ontopicness:
Suppose RHD's posting were to be followed by a thread of
1000 postings, none of which had anything to do withgiraffes. They would all be on topic even though they ran the gamut of content from "aardvark" to "zythum", so long as no one changed the subject line and none of the postings touched upon the subject of giraffes.
That is, to be on topic a posting would have only to satisfy the condition of the subject line "Nothing whatever to do with giraffes".
My middle name is Hortense (don't ask), so I'm grossly miffed by your attitude here, Bob CunningHam.

Can we be 100% certain Matti Hortense is a man? If something is always referred to as a horse, isn't it safe to assume it is a horse?

I'll swap my urkingdom for a horse any day.
Matti
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An intriguing thought about ontopicness: Suppose RHD's posting were to be followed by a thread of 1000 postings, none of ... topic a posting would have only to satisfy the condition of the subject line "Nothing whatever to do with giraffes".

So your posting above is completely off-topic!

Alec McKenzie
An intriguing thought about ontopicness: Suppose RHD's posting were to ... of the subject line "Nothing whatever to do with giraffes".

So your posting above is completely off-topic!

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So your posting above is completely off-topic!

:)

"Bob smiles!" (only those cinema buffs of a certain age will understand)

Laura
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Ah, but Lavinia has the scent of India perfuming its very essence. m.

Do we all get votes? If so, put me down for "Lavinia".
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