Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 11:39:47 -0500 From: Gregory {Greg} Downing Subject: Re: Is "quit, quit now" a catchphrase? At 11:35 PM 11/14/97 -0600, you (Donald Lance) wrote: >>>> Quit, quit now.... >>> >>>I rather suspect the writer in his last words, 'Quit, quit now', may be >>>jokingly alluding to a certain phrase popular in the States (current in >>>anti-smoking campaigns?) Any clue? > >The echoes of this phrase in my head are of a parent correcting children >who are misbehaving, or a child telling another to stop doing something >that is annoying. Not quite a saying like "Cease and desist!" > That sounds like it may be part of it too together with Evan Morris's hint -- I'm still collecting hints for my Japanese correspondent if there are other ideas on this thread.... I told him I'd get back to him in the next couple of days.... Speak now, or forever etc. (I.e., quit, quit soon -- but not yet.) Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]