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August 4th, 2005

Quotes of the Day [Aug. 4th, 2005|11:14 am]
Peter Sheil
Numbers one and four sparked my interest today.

Enjoy
peter

The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little.
Joe Martin, Porterfield

Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers? Have the people we've been bombing over the years been complaining?
George Wallace

Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted.
Hesketh Pearson

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
Dave Barry (1947 - )
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(no subject) [Aug. 4th, 2005|11:59 am]
Peter Sheil
I have to take my hat off to Phillip Howard in his word watching column in the Times today. His first word is offa and the three alternatives are :-
a. A lesbian
b. Off of
c. Sweetbread

The correct answer is ... actually I'll let you sweat on that :)

For those not in the UK (and for those in the UK that don't know it) Offa's Dyke was a linear earthwork along the England / Wales border (http://www.offasdyke.demon.co.uk/dyke.htm) presumably to keep the barbarians out (and no, I'm not specifying which side they came from). Nowadays it is a long-distance footpath and part of our national heritage.

Ahh, happy days :)
peter
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