CHAT: phagocyt(at)e/phage (wasRe: Gaelic Thingie)
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 9, 2002, 19:30|
In a message dated 07/08/2002 07.58.20 PM, John Cowan quotes & writes:
>Thomas Leigh scripsit:
>> I have no idea what "phagocytate" means, but wow, what a great word!
>A phagocyte is a virus that infests bacteria; it moves in, subverts the
>bacterial reproduction machinery to make more viruses instead, and
>eventually bursts the bacterium and releases zillions of viruses
>on an unsuspecting world.
EEK!!! ::covers lil beady, gremlin-like eyes and moans and whimpers::
Now I am gonna have frikkin' bad-ass nightmares...
It's bad enough that the mass majority of my housemates here at "Spaz-za
Haus" have little-to-no concept of hygiene - personal, culinary, etc..
::muttering and mumbling to self about the dead skin particles, hair,
snot and The Other Gross Bodily Goo That Shall Remain Unnamed that
accumulates in showers in an all-male household::
Mr. Cowan, you write too damn bloody well sometimes... it's almost
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