Heard on NFL Blackhawks vs. Redwings

Seán Fitzpatrick grendel.jjf at VERIZON.NET
Tue Dec 29 05:19:31 UTC 2009

FWIW, in 1966 at Ft. Bragg, our bayonet instructor informed us that there
are only two kinds of bayonet fighters:  the quick and the dead.  I retained
sufficient presence of mind first to realize that he was not making a pun,
and second not to raise my hand and say "Well, duh!"

Seán Fitzpatrick
Help the ontologically challenged realize their potential
-----Original Message-----
From: Laurence Horn [mailto:laurence.horn at YALE.EDU]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2009 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: Heard on NFL Blackhawks vs. Redwings

At 5:42 AM -0800 12/28/09, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com> wrote:
>  >Re the quick and the dead ...
>>>>  Is that meaning still used? I don't think I've ever seen it outside
>  >>> of references. BB

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