Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 09:06:00 EST From: "Dennis.Preston" <22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.EDU> Subject: Put-downs These 'not-all-there' forms are ubiquitous. My favorite is Polish. 'Nie ma pianti klepki' - 'You don't have your fifth stave.' Apparently old barrels were made with five staves, if your fifth one is gone - well, you get it. Dennis Preston <22709mgr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]>