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Re: CHAT: Un-American activities, was Re: Ungrammaticalization?

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Monday, July 19, 1999, 15:10
J. Barefoot wrote:

> Wow. That's great. Where I go to school, it's always a big joke to rag on > Canada, just because of this really dopey guy from Newfoundland. We don't > really hate Canada; my best friend was born in Canada.
Yes, yes. But Newfie jokes are common enough in the rest of Canada. Q: Why did the Newfie have a bandaged ear? A: From answering the phone while ironing. Q: Why did the Newfie have both ears bandaged? A: From calling "Emergency". -- John Cowan Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! / Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau / Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge / Politzer