OT: sunset

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 8 19:50:35 UTC 2010

When I was a child, the milk in the refrigerator--or icebox--regularly
rose again, as "dicke Milch," a treat my mother served with sugar and


On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 11:46 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
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> At 1/8/2010 11:21 AM, Dave Wilton wrote:
>>I would say the operative difference is that "sunset" inherently includes
>>the notion of a potential extension (it can rise again). "Expiration" does
>>not necessarily contain the expectation of possible extension, e.g., the
>>milk in your refrigerator "expires," it does not "sunset."
> Actually, some of the things that have expired in my refrigerator
> have taken on all the colors of a sunset -- and some have even risen again.
> Joel
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