"You Want It When?"

neil neil at TYPOG.CO.UK
Fri Apr 21 07:29:20 UTC 2006

>> "Mullins, Bill AMRDEC" <Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL> wrote:
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>> Poster: "Mullins, Bill AMRDEC"
>> Subject: "You Want It When?"
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>> There is a cartoon with little caricature guys laughing
> with the
>> caption "You Want It When?". Mark Evanier discusses it in
> his blog:
>> http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2006_04_12.html#011322
>> and wants to know its origins. Anyone on the list got a
> clue about it?
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I have a framed cartoon, acquired some time in the 1980s, depicting a monk
in a scriptorium breaking off from lovingly draughting an illuminated
manuscript initial to respond to the abbot leaning over him with the words:

"Deadline? No one told me about a f**king deadline!"

--Neil Crawford

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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