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RE: My Spacebar is OK!

----Original Message----
>From: Lionel B
>Sent: 13 June 2005 14:48

> Williams, Gerald S (Jerry) wrote:
>> And don't even get me started
>> about general misuse of quotation marks. :-)
> Actually, may I get you started?
> In the UK this most common and iniquitous form of punctuation abuse has
> come to be known as "greengrocer's apostrophe": 

  Actually, it's known as the "greengrocers apostrophe", just to add a
delightfully ironic twist!

>     Fresh Tomato's,  £1.50/kg
>> P.S. WatchOutForFallingHippos
> Or, at my local corner shop:
>     Falling Hippo's - this week only! -  12p/kg
> Now that's some bang for your buck.

  Well, it depends how high they're falling from.  Just in terms of
gravitational potential energy, you're getting a lot more value-for-money
from each kilogram of hippo if it's falling off the top of a tower block
than if it's just been pushed off the edge of a coffee-table!

  Of course YMMV in a reversed-gravity field or if you have a tachyon-based

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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