useless information of the day

Scott harview at MONTANA.COM
Wed Nov 26 04:10:49 UTC 2008

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 10:16:55AM -0500, Doug Harris wrote:
> "Without a doubt"? More often, I hear _no doubt_ -- which is even _more_ grating to my ear.
> As is the increasingly popular substitute for "have a nice day": "Have a good one". A good WHAT????
> Presuming 'they' mean _day_, I am _so_ often tempted to respond: 'I was, until you said that.'
> dh
> Joel said:
> >Worst farewell:
> >"Have a nice day".

My dear father caused many a young female store clerk to blush by
riposting with a ribald wink: "Oh? How much would *that* cost?"

Scott Swanson

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