Pi and marmite
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 1:00|
Marmite rocks. It is intensely salty and bitter and black. Spoonful? No.
Spread thinly on toast? Heaven!
Said she, profligate with her message quotas (think I have two more for this
evening). So I'll combine them.
Yes, pi day. Conmathematics. Remember when we had that delightful
discussion of zero-less numbers in base 9? Mmmmm!!
The Teonim are twelve-fingered and base their numbers on a system of
twenty-four, but their contact with ten-fingered humans and the decimal
system has realled messed with that. Roman script, that messed with them,
too. An adaptation to the computer. Oops! There's the dinner bell!
Boston Legal's on tonight! Heart! Love that Alan Shore. Alas, no House
M.D. Why is it that Fox Network continually disses that fine program? Hugh
Laurie with a very convincing American accent? Snarky, limping, depressed,
malicious, prestidigitative? Occasionally slips with words like
respiratory, but hey. He's still TOTALLY hot! Sorry, this is a forum for
mostly men, but for you women out there who are listening in, do you like
that show and its intensities? Fox is busy shooting it in the foot (so to
speak) because it thinks American Idol is its "best show" and must preempt
all others for its stinking importance. They must mean best watched show.
Sheesh! Where's my marmite?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 1:27 PM
Subject: Re: [Conlangs-Conf] Witty slogan
> On 3/14/06, Peter Bleackley <Peter.Bleackley@...> wrote:
>> It's a quote from the song "Land Down Under" by "Men at Work".
> Yes, I said that already. You're awfully profligate with your message
> quota, sir! :)
>> He said...(Chorus)
>> 'Oh, you come from a land Down Under,
>> Where the women glow and the men chunder.
> Chunder? That's how that line goes? Ugh! Disgusting!
> (I always thought it was "plunder", in an oddly self-targeting
> reference to the alleged criminal origin of Australia's population. .
>> Vegemite is a yeast extract spread, originating in Australia. Said by its
>> devotees to taste much better than Marmite, but since the range of
>> much better than Marmite" still encompasses "Absolutely vile", I've no
>> intention of trying it.
> I would be willing to try it, but haven't had the opportunity. Based
> purely on the description, though, I think it is likely a contributing
> factor to all the chundering... along with certain other yeast
> products, of course. :)
> Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>