End of ADS-L Digest - 8 Nov 1995 to 9 Nov 1995 ********************************************** There are 20 messages totalling 587 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Funny Names for Newspapers 2. RhetORic (2) 3. Knarly? 4. "in like flynn" (6) 5. TUNE, DUKE, NOON NEWS, ETC. 6. Gnarly Gnews! (4) 7. Political Blunder (5) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 10 Nov 1995 07:44:07 -0500 From: "Joan C. Cook" Subject: Re: Funny Names for Newspapers On Thu, 9 Nov 1995, Wayne Glowka wrote: > The Mad Magazine reference jogged my worthless memory and caused me to > remember a cartoon in Mad Magazine from say 30 years ago in which some > long-winded upper-middle-class types were discussing the relative worth of > various Sunday newspapers. As the conversation wore on, it became obvious > that the people were not discussing the intellectual merits of the > newspapers but the merits of the newspapers as paper for dog elimination. In his autobiography, Walter Laqueur, the historian, tells of moving to London and how excited he was anticipating the Sunday newspapers. Well, he bought his first Sunday papers and was mortified to discover that all the "news" was about the engagement of Princess Margaret, and that's all anybody in London seemed to want to talk about; no one seemed to read the Times and the Guardian. When he complained to a friend, he was told, "Oh, Walter. The only people in England who read the Times and the Guardian are African and Indian graduate students." --Joan *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* Joan C. Cook Imagination is Department of Linguistics more important Georgetown University than knowledge. Washington, D.C., USA cookj[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]gusun.georgetown.edu --Albert Einstein *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*