ELL: Endangered languages and light bulbs

Indigenous Peoples' Biodiversity Network ipbn at web.net
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  Just to lighten things up a little ! ! ! !

  Q:. How many internet mail list subscribers does it take to change a
  light bulb?

  A:. 1,331

  1 to change the light bulb and to post to the list that the light bulb
  has been changed

  14 to share similar experiences of changing lightbulbs and how the light
  could have been changed differently.

  7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.

  27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light

  53 to flame the spell checkers

  156 to write to the list administrator complaining about the light bulb
  discussion and its inappropriateness to this mail list.

  41 to correct spelling in the spelling/grammar flames.

  109 to post that this list is not about light bulbs and to please take
  this email exchange to alt.lite.bulb

  203 to demand that cross posting to alt.grammar, alt.spelling and
  alt.punctuation about changing light bulbs be stopped.

  111 to defend the posting to this list saying that we are all use light
  bulbs and therefore the posts **are** relevant to this mail list.

  306 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to
  buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this
  technique, and what brands are faulty.

  27 to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs

  14 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly, and to post corrected

  3 to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to this
  list which makes light bulbs relevant to this list.

  33 to concatenate all posts to date, then quote them including all
  headers and footers, and then add "Me Too."

  12 to post to the list that they are unsubscribing because they cannot
  handle the light bulb controversy.

  19 to quote the "Me Too's" to say, "Me Three."

  4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ.

  1 to propose new alt.change.lite.bulb newsgroup.

  47 to say this is just what alt.physic.cold_fusion was meant for, leave
  it here.

  143 votes for alt.lite.bulb.

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