catnappping (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Mon Oct 27 17:25:37 UTC 2008

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> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Doug_Harris <cats22 at STNY.RR.COM>
> Subject:      Re: catnappping
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> Then there's the subtle distinction between napping and
> sleeping during the day, as explained last Saturday by
> Dagwood Bumstead:
> mic=2008-10-25
> D: "Lazy people sleep in the middle of the day, Elmo. I take naps."
> E: 'I still don't see the difference, Mr. B.'
> D: "The difference, Elmo, is that I'm not one of the lazy people."
> dh

Reminds me of the late comedian Robin Harris's distinction between
alcoholics and drunks:

"I'm not an alcoholic, I'm a drunk.  An alcoholic's got to go to those
damn meetings."
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