End of ADS-L Digest - 14 Apr 1994 to 15 Apr 1994 ************************************************ There is one message totalling 32 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Senile dogs ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 16 Apr 1994 00:14:41 -0700 From: Rudy Troike 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 share: From: UACCIT::HOUSTON 15-APR-1994 23:54 To: UACCIT::RTROIKE CC: 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)