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RE: My Spacebar is OK!
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: "'e = mgh'" <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 16:30:12 +0100
- Subject: RE: My Spacebar is OK!
- Reply-to: The Cygwin-Talk Malingering List <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
>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....