Date: Wed, 3 May 1995 02:00:00 LCL From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: Re: one X short of a Y i used to live with someone who collected these phrases. the only one i remember now was in an article in _details_ magazine about working at mcdonalds, which claimed that an asian-american worker there was something like "a few tiles short of a mah jong (sp?) set." a few months ago a friend sent me a long list of creative ways to describe stupid people---one of those "humor" pieces that makes its way around the internet a few hundred times. that had a lot of variations on this theme. anyone else have it? lynne --------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-8030 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA