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By Jaqui ·
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright..... until you hear them speak.........

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Panic

by majikten In reply to "danger"

Panic is how I've always seen it.
Doesn't change the sentiment though.

P.S.
Euphonous?

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euphonous

by apotheon In reply to Panic

Roughly, it's this:

euphonous (adj.) 1. sounds good

Check onelook.com or dictionary.com for a better definition. That's just off the top of my head.

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Euphonius

by majikten In reply to euphonous

Sorry for any confusion, but I already know the definition, I was nit-picking the spelling.
I checked two of my dictionaries (I like real paper books), and I couldn't find a form of
euphony that matched yours.
Websters New Lexicon 1990
Merriam-Websters Collegiate 2003

I read the whole thread about Email grammar
and spelling and I saw your name quite a few
times. Just thought I would take my turn at picking nits.

Sorry for wasting anyones time.

Nit-Pickingly yours,
John

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look again

by apotheon In reply to Euphonius

http://www.onelook.com/?w=euphonous
seven matching dictionaries for "euphonous"

http://www.onelook.com/?w=euphonius
no matching dictionaries for "euphonius", suggests "euphonous" as an alternate spelling

http://www.onelook.com/?w=euphonious
fifteen matching dictionaries for "euphonious"

It seems that "euphonious" is a more common spelling, but "euphonous" isn't wholly deprecated.

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As my father used to say...

by neilb@uk In reply to words of wisdom

remember that:

Making a cup of coffee is like making love to a beautiful woman. It's got to be hot. You've got to take your time. You've got to stir... gently and firmly. You've got to grind your beans until they squeak. And then you put in the milk.

Laying a carpet is... very much like making love to a beautiful woman. You check the dimensions, lay her out on the floor, pin her down, walk all over her. If you're adventurous - like me - you might like to try an underlay.

Well, hanging wallpaper is also very much like making love to a beautiful woman. Clean all the relevant surfaces, spread her out on the table, cover her with paste, and stick her up. Then you clean your brush, light your pipe, stand back and admire your handiwork.

Putting up a tent, is... very much like making love to a beautiful woman. You rent her, unzip her, put up your pole an'... slip in to the old bag.

Washing a car, is very much like making love to a beautiful woman. You've got to caress the bodywork. Breathe softly and gently. And give every inch of it your loving attention. And make sure you've got a nice wet sponge.

And yet, having therapy is very much like making love to a beautiful woman. You ... get on the couch, string 'em along with some half-lies and evasions, probe some deep dark holes, and then hand over all your money.

Going to the brink of death and back, in a nine car pile-up on a dual carriage-way, is ... very much like making love to a beautiful woman. First of all, brace yourself, hold on tight - particularly if it's a rear-ender. And pray you make contact with her twin airbags as soon as possible.

going fishing is much like making love to a beautiful woman. First of all, clean and inspect your tackle, carefully pull back your rod cover, and remove any dirt or gunge that may have built up whilst not in use. Then, extend your rod to its full length, and check that there are no kinks or any wear. Particularly at the base, where the grip is usually applied. Make sure you've got the appropriate bait, and that there's plenty of shot in your bag.

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I see.

by apotheon In reply to As my father used to say. ...

Your father was . . . single-minded.

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More Words of Widsom

by buckeyenuts In reply to words of wisdom

Stay single and your pockets will jingle.

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motto

by dshaffer In reply to words of wisdom

Half the battle is knowing when to give up.

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Project Management

by Rogue Leader In reply to words of wisdom

"No plan survives contact with the enemy".

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grand military tradition

by apotheon In reply to Project Management

That's the First Law of Combat.

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