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Re: CHAT: East St. Louis (was Re: Re: CHAT: geographical nomenclature [was Re: Language of Tetril])

From:Dan Sulani <dnsulani@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 18, 2001, 9:02
    What has happened to E. St. Louis sounds
horrendous! :-(
 I'm beginning to feel like the man in the old joke:

    He wasn't good enough for Heaven or bad enough
for Hell, so it was decided to give him a tour of each place
and let _him_ decide where he'd rather be when he died.
    First he was taken to Heaven, where he saw people
all standing around on identical clouds, wearing identical
white robes, playing identical harps. "It's kind of peaceful",
he thinks, "but it's kind of boring too!"
    Next, he was taken to Hell. There he saw wild parties
and people engaged in all manner of pleasures.
    It didn't take him long to decide that he'd rather go to
Hell when he died.
    The day eventually came and, as per agreement, he was taken
straight to Hell. Only, this time, it was the real thing: fire
and brimstone and unending suffering.
    The man went to Satan and complained that this wasn't
the same place he'd been shown previously. "Of course
it is!" said Satan. "It's just that the last time you were here
you were a tourist!"

    Dan Sulani (who was just a tourist in East St. Louis)
likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a.

A word is an awesome thing.