Date: Sat, 16 Apr 1994 00:14:41 -0700
From: Rudy Troike RTROIKE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ARIZVMS.BITNET
Subject: Senile dogs
The following just came from one of my Alabaman colleagues to whom I had
forwarded the "senile dog" story. I thought it was too good not to
From: UACCIT::HOUSTON 15-APR-1994 23:54
Subj: RE: Language processing
Senile dog--I have one. Reminds me of the time my sister came home
from college and told my father she was dissecting a fetal pig in Biology.
My father couldn't figure out why in hell a feeble pig should be any better
than a strong one for the purpose.
Or the time my cousin encountered an Air Force guy from up north on
the beach in Panama City, Fla., who asked him if he'd seen a "big ol' dog"
running loose. It took them a while to sort things out: my cousin kept
asking just what kind of big ol' dog, and was running out of patience as
the airman kept describe a small dog. When they finally got around to
spelling it, my cousin hadn't seen the guy's beagle dog after all.
Both true stories, cross my heart.
--Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu)