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OFF: "It's French!"

From:Edward Heil <edheil@...>
Date:Friday, March 12, 1999, 14:31
>(Reminds me of a sketch on SNL with a guy named Aswipe - /a', >but >pronounced by everyone as /'&s.wajp/ - "It's French!")
One of my favorite lines from the cartoon "The Tick" is where the Tick is going undercover, and someone asks him his name... "Nick!" he says. He was prepared for that. They ask him his last name, and he hems and haws and comes up with ..."uh, Nick Soapdish... It's French." "Really," his interlocutor replies. "Sounds more MADE UP to me." Of course, in a conlanging environment, "made up" isn't necessarily an insult. :) Ed Get Your Private, Free Email at