From: F J Franklin (F.J.Franklin@sheffield.ac.uk)
Date: Thu Mar 07 2002 - 08:23:07 GMT
>> and the tempest (yikes!) wasn't directed at you.
> I know that too. I do not understand why a tempest if we were talking
> about technical questions.
Some people find your suggestion quite terrifying... :-)
>> Don't bite my head off.
> What does it means? But if it means that I will attack you, take it
It means, in this case, "Don't start another tempest - at least, not
until you've read the rest of the e-mail!"
> Frank, what means yikes?
Not sure where it originates - maybe Scooby Doo. We'll see. Maybe Sarah
Michelle Geller will get to say "Yikes!" in her new movie? Anyway, usually
it means: "Uh, oh! I'm about to be crushed by a falling piano!"
Francis James Franklin
It's getting them wrong that is living, getting them wrong and wrong and
wrong and then, on careful reconsideration, getting them wrong again.
That's how we know we're alive: we're wrong.
--- Philip Roth
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