For : Bethany Dumb Ass (fwd)

Bethany K. Dumas dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Tue Jul 3 20:06:27 UTC 2001

I want to be certain that everyone on the list gets to enjoy the
high intellectual content of the private message I just received.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2001 14:48:01 -0400 (EDT)
From: Trimtantre at
To: dumasb at
Subject: For : Bethany Dumb Ass

Bethany K. Dumas"  <dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU> writes
on the ADS (American Dialect Society) listerv.:

Question: What do you call those vertical entities (some are very heavy-duty -
for moving refrigeraors and such) that allow you to move heavy loads easily?

Answer: Italians.
My Question : What do you call a Bethany who is a Bigot?

Answer: A  "Dumas"!  Pronounced "Dumb Ass"


Richard Annotico
trimtantre at

PS. To those dozens I have blind copied, please excuse my resorting to rather
idiotmatic semiotics.

And yes, idiomatic was purposely "modified" to better suit the circumstances.

And I will not mention that Bethany needs to learn how to spell
Perhaps, if that word is too polysyllabic, she might try "ice box" or

Is this Bethany person of that "ilk" belong on a presumably "intellectual"
Board, and why would the Board permit such a "posting"?

Perhaps, this is another example that "education" does not necessarily make
one wiser, and certainly not more "civilized".

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