fitzke at VOYAGER.NET
Sat Dec 23 14:25:51 UTC 2000
Barry should be wary: Safire might learn that two plus two actually
equals 5, for particularly large values of two.
Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
> The awful Rydges hotel restaurant I ate at had "A.C.P.," which is
> "Avocado, Sesame Chicken and crispy Panchetta Salad with Cress Mix and Red
> Wine Vinaigrette."
> I was told that "ACP" is widely used (like "BLT").
> The hotel bar has:
> TOBLERONE--Kahlua, Baileys, Frangelico, cream and chocolate
> VIOLET CRUMBLE--a blend of Butterscotch Schnapps, Baileys, Kahlua and cream
> with chocolate shavings
> The Pancake Parlour Restaurant in Melbourne (www.pancakeparlour.com.au)
> had this on the mention, which I'll have to check:
> _Tabriz_--World-famous delicate French crepes rolled around ground beef
> cooked in red wine with herbs, onions, tomatoes, and other delights.
> SAFIRE WATCH (2+2=4)
> Joe Pickett (of AHD) and Fred Mish (of M-W) are mentioned in Safire's
> column this Sunday. Remember the Safire rules--you lose the right to
> whatever you say. It can be quoted correctly or incorrectly, and you have no
> recourse. They don't even have to spell your name correctly.
> This week's column is "seize the moment"--something that's not new by any
> means. Robin Williams said "carpe diem" in THE DEAD POETS SOCIETY and the
> "seize" thing was hot then--in 1989!
> Safire asks help from his readers--on "2+2 is 4" or "2 + 2 are 4."
> He doesn't ask his readers for help on "the Big Apple." He doesn't ask if
> anyone knows about the missing EVENING GRAPHIC. He doesn't ask if anyone
> still alive knows who John J. Fitz Gerald was. He still won't even spell a
> dead man's name correctly.
> No, Safire asks his readers about two plus two!
> I'm gonna be sick.
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