Bob Fitzke 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:
> A.C.P.
>    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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