OT: Learning new words (was RE: "Single instance" machines)

From: Paul Braun <nerdware_at_laidbak.com>
Date: Wed Dec 16 21:43:27 1998

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Subject: RE: OT: Learning new words (was RE: "Single instance" machines)
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> >(mean?) humorous streak. They taught him a very interesting form of
> >English - and colourful. Instead of saying "wow, excellent!", they
> >convinced him that the correct thing to say was "most spannerlike!", and
> >that a correct form of greeting was "Hello Sailor!". There were many more
> >interesting variations, and his English was eventually, suffice it to say,
> >unusual :)
> Six words: "My hovercraft is full of eels"
> Tim.

How about "The wastepaper basket is yellow."

Paul Braun
NerdWare -- The History of the PC and the Nerds who brought it to you.
Received on Wed Dec 16 1998 - 21:43:27 GMT

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