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USAGE: OFF: Usage: Re: London Boink: minutes

From:Paul Bennett <paul.bennett@...>
Date:Monday, October 25, 1999, 10:50
Fabian wrote:
Paul Bennett hu kiteb
> Having mentioned Foyles, I have to give them a shameless plug: > They've got every...
Not to be picky, but can a plug be shameless when you make no personal profit from it? Or do you count the waffy feeling you get inside as sufficient payment to warrant adding the adjective shameless? <<<<<< Ruh???? * <Waffy>? I used a discussion medium to advertise blatantly. It's a plug. "Shameless" in this context means (afaigaffiahw) that I would normally feel some kind of social courtesy not to do so, yet they were good enough to overcome that, and any shame I felt was not expressed. And here was I, not so very long ago, criticising usenet users for tending to in-fight. Ho-hum. See how the mighty have fallen, folks, special show tonite only. In the red corner, alt.usage.english, in the blue corner, one lone conlanger. I shan't speculate as to the exact identity of that conlanger, but I fear it may be me. (<G> throughout) Still shameless, <G> Paul PS- Shurely some mistake. A plug with no personal gain must be the plug for which one ought to feel the least shame, I'd have thought. <G> * The enlighened will know what multiple punctuation is a clear sign of. This message has been specially prepared in "choose your own sig" format, please select from the options below: "It has been postulated that, given an infinite number of monkeys bashing away at an infinite number of keyboards, we could eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Thanks to the Internet, we now know this to be incorrect." "It's easy to argue logically, calmly and persistently and still make a great arse of yourself." -- Peter Merel "HAIL ERIS! KALLISTI!" ************************************************************* This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender. This footnote also confirms that this email message has been scanned for the presence of computer viruses. *************************************************************