Pranging -A proposed term.

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 29 20:54:32 UTC 2009

How is this name pronounced?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 12:24 PM, Carter Rila <elcutachero at> wrote:
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> Pranging-A Proposed Term
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> To prange.=A0 V=A0 Describes the phenomenon of spending one=A2s life on stu=
> dies, yet, being never satisfied that the last t is crossed never publishes=
>  the work. Either that, or keeps getting distracted on other projects.=20
> I read of a professor, who began many projects and never finished any. His =
> method, was, upon reaching an impasse, was to spread large sheets of butche=
> r paper over the top of the previous material, after leveling the heap, and=
>  beginning a new one. Supposedly he did this until he couldn=A2t set up on =
> a stool and work, so he then began on a new table.
> The proposed term is derived from the famous historian and master teacher w=
> ho spent many years at the University of Md, College Park. After his death =
> his comrades prepared several books on the Pearl Harbor attack based on man=
> y interviews with Japanese naval commanders and aviators. Another was the h=
> istory of the Sorge spy ring.=20
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> Carter Rila
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