• Oops... :-))

    From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Anybody Interested on Fri Mar 2 22:52:42 2018
    Sign next to a cash register at a local emporium:


    Please do not place any items in front of debt machine.




    --- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+
    * Origin: Wits' End, Vancouver CANADA (1:153/716)
  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Denis Mosko on Fri Mar 2 18:00:57 2018
    Hi, Denis! Recently you wrote in netmail to Ardith Hinton:

    What you mean: Oops... (don't find this word into
    dictioonary)?


    "Oops!" is an interjection expressing surprise or apology, most often
    used when the speaker (or writer) realizes s/he has made an error.



    Sign next to a cash register at a local emporium:
    Please do not place any items in front of debt machine.


    In this case the person who made the sign was referring to a piece of
    electronic equipment which reads debit & credit cards. The omission of the "i"
    in the word "debit" changed the meaning in such a way that it could remind some
    customers of how much money they already owe (e.g.) Visa or MasterCard.... ;-)




    --- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+
    * Origin: Wits' End, Vancouver CANADA (1:153/716)