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So there's a book for that special occasion? HA! What will be thought of next....

posted by yellowrose55 on November 4, 2008 at 7:48 AM | link to this | reply

Hemlocker, I understand where you are coming from
but sometimes there is a need to treat thickheads with a dose of humor, because no matter how hard you try, some people just won't ever change.

posted by NewYorker_in_Sicily on December 5, 2005 at 6:04 AM | link to this | reply

conchita--
Don't want to sound too pollyanna-ish, and this is an interesting subject, but there's so much "telling off" these days.  I wish we could find more ways to help all the clueless, moronic fools who don't see things our way and thus are deluded and reprehensible.

posted by Hemlocker on December 2, 2005 at 10:06 AM | link to this | reply

of course! How the hell are they gonna gyp you otherwise?

 

posted by NewYorker_in_Sicily on November 28, 2005 at 3:08 PM | link to this | reply

LATIN
That's why US  law has so many latin phrases.

posted by Comedian on November 26, 2005 at 11:50 PM | link to this | reply

NY,
OH, OK, I get it.  Getting back to your earlier post about Charlie Brown's Christmas.  Heehee.  I am definitely a sucker for the scrawny sapling. 

posted by Blanche. on November 26, 2005 at 8:49 PM | link to this | reply

@ Blanche
it's the scrawny little tree that needs love from Merry Chritsmas, Charlie Brown.

posted by NewYorker_in_Sicily on November 26, 2005 at 8:44 PM | link to this | reply

@ MayB

excellent one-upping! good for her!

posted by NewYorker_in_Sicily on November 26, 2005 at 8:42 PM | link to this | reply

New Yorker,
I just followed your link, but I don't get the connection between the tree and a DVD.  Am I missing something here?

posted by Blanche. on November 26, 2005 at 8:35 PM | link to this | reply

This sounds excellent and funny to boot
It reminds me of something which happened at a UK newspaper office. Someone was editing a story which included a Latin phrase and they wondered if was correct. A female editor piped up with the answer. On hearing that a particularly pompous editor suddenly said, "But you're from New Zealand, how would you know about Latin?"
The New Zealander was quick off the mark and responded perfectly. "Don't you know that we speak Latin in New Zealand?"

posted by Azur on November 26, 2005 at 8:31 PM | link to this | reply

will do....

btw...here's a screencap from something I'm watching on DVD.....

http://www.blogit.com/Blogs/Picture.aspx/NewYorker_in_Sicily/Christmas%20tree

posted by NewYorker_in_Sicily on November 26, 2005 at 5:57 PM | link to this | reply

New Yorker,

Well, if you read the whole thing, be sure and do a review here.  I may not get a hold of a copy by then. 

posted by Blanche. on November 26, 2005 at 5:41 PM | link to this | reply

just some excerpts,
as it costs a fortune to have it shipped here if I order it online. I'm going to buy it when back in NY next month

posted by NewYorker_in_Sicily on November 26, 2005 at 5:34 PM | link to this | reply

NY in Sicily,
I haven't read it, though. Have you?

posted by Blanche. on November 26, 2005 at 5:26 PM | link to this | reply

I do, too!
and I say, make his book THE official social studies book in the US!

posted by NewYorker_in_Sicily on November 26, 2005 at 5:22 PM | link to this | reply

New Yorker,
"Naw, I'm not your monkey."  I swooned over Jon Stewart that day. I still think he is so HOT. 

posted by Blanche. on November 26, 2005 at 5:20 PM | link to this | reply

Tucker Carlson? NO WAY!

That couldn't happen anyway, as I doubt TC has a clue as to what Latin is anyway!

posted by NewYorker_in_Sicily on November 26, 2005 at 5:14 PM | link to this | reply

New Yorker,
hehehe.  With a bow tie, he'd look more like Tucker Carlson  than Thurston Howell (God forbid, he would be flattered by that comparison, Tucker's way off the rightwing end of the spectrum).

posted by Blanche. on November 26, 2005 at 4:56 PM | link to this | reply

Ah don't worry
stuff happens! Pipe, slippers, an Ascot and a monocle!  Look like Thruston Howell while telling people off!

posted by NewYorker_in_Sicily on November 26, 2005 at 4:40 PM | link to this | reply

New Yorker,

I have no idea what those little marks are that I just  put in the title bar.  That was an accident. 

posted by Blanche. on November 26, 2005 at 4:35 PM | link to this | reply

=

You betcha: telling somebody off in Latin has got to get points for pomposity and style.  I'll be getting him a bow tie and pipe soon, too.

posted by Blanche. on November 26, 2005 at 4:33 PM | link to this | reply

It would get
the useful and the delightful accomplished in one shot!

posted by NewYorker_in_Sicily on November 26, 2005 at 4:30 PM | link to this | reply

New Yorker,
I should look for this for my boyfriend.  He's in sales, so he can't be overtly rude, even to people who are just brain-dead or rude themselves.  He could whip out the book, give them a quote and they'd never know what hit them.

posted by Blanche. on November 26, 2005 at 4:17 PM | link to this | reply

it depends
on who the target is....you could always say it's a compliment!

posted by NewYorker_in_Sicily on November 25, 2005 at 9:44 PM | link to this | reply

but is it an insult if no one understands you? LOL

posted by -blackcat on November 25, 2005 at 8:00 PM | link to this | reply

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