Date: Mon, 4 Aug 1997 10:57:21 -0400

From: Ron Butters RonButters[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: vulgarity--in the eye of the beholder?

Dave Barry today describes a

huge rubber band that "would

sting like a mother." I don't

think he was referencing a

sweet old lady in a rocking


more likely an old-fashioned, angry stern mom with a birch stick?