Date: Sat, 15 Apr 1995 01:42:59 -0700

From: Anton Sherwood dasher[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NETCOM.COM

Subject: need of gerunds

Now I'm doubting my own recollections. Several have written that "X needs

a washing" is grammatical in their dialects. Is "X needs washing" grammatical

in the dialects of anybody? I'm not alone out here, am I?

Yo. (Illinois/California, parents Indiana.)

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Donald Lance cites

Ozark Airlines (taken over by TWA) = Krazo Airlines

Where was it so called? I never heard that in my hometown

(served by Slozark at CMI Willard).

jmiller adds:

Then, of course, came the purely fictional airlines of standup comics, towit:

Bob Newhart - The Grace L. Ferguson Airlines and Storm Door Co.

Lenny Bruce - Non-Skeddo Airlines

Probably others?

the Verrifast company of Luigi & Dino Vercotti

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ObFood: Wayne Glowka wrote:

. . . . The coconut is cracked by

heating it in the oven. What would the microwave do to it?

Well, it might cause the liquid to boil -- which is what makes popcorn.

Dad used to take a coconut out to the patio and fling it against a

cinderblock wall. He called this "the hallowed time-tested method."

He being a physicist, I'm surprised he never hit on the oven technique.

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On the euphemistic frontal stressing of the planet, though, the

alternative--replacing "Your Anus" with "Urinous"--doesn't completely

solve the problem.

Across the pond it probably does -- you know how they pronounce "urinal"?

*\\* Anton Ubi scriptum?