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Re: offtopic helmet polishing (was Re: rm fails to remove symbolic links to directories)
"Christopher Faylor" wrote...
> On Wed, Apr 20, 2005 at 03:42:47PM +0100, Lionel B wrote:
> >"Christopher Faylor" wrote...
> >> On Wed, Apr 20, 2005 at 10:56:05AM +0100, Lionel B wrote:
> >> >"Christopher Faylor" wrote ...
> >> >>Actually, all kidding aside, this is correct, right? They think that
> >> >>whales and hippos came from a common ancestor, don't they?
> >> >
> >> >Any two species that ever existed on the planet have a common ancestral
> >> >species... ok, for a T. Rex and a greengage plum you might have to go
> >> >back a bit.
> >> Yes, my education did progress beyond the second grade.
> >Pleased to hear they are still teaching evolution in your country.
> So when I mentioned "common ancestor" you thought I was speaking of
No. I was attempting a "humourous" rejoinder (http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=funny); i.e. I was making a
rather lame attempt at a "joke" (http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=joke).
NB: there's a big fat line between "endearingly grumpy" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Meldrew) and "depressingly