Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Tue Oct 15 15:02:56 UTC 2002
On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, James A. Landau wrote:
#mam at THEWORLD.COM writes:
#> #I reread [Starship Troopers] recently, with pleasure. It surely was fine
#by comparison with
#> #its movie.
#> A Dutch Alp.
#"ALP" = "Avoid Like the Plague"? In which case, what is the significance of
"Better than the movie 'Starship Troopers'" isn't saying very much.
"A Dutch Alp" =
'a very tall mountain, in terms of a very flat country' =
'a big frog in a small puddle' =
'something claimed to be important (big, excellent, etc.), which
actually can be called so only by comparison with others that are
notably lacking in that quality'.
-- Mark A. Mandel
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