• PandaSwitch

    From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Denis Mosko on Sat May 16 17:32:14 2020
    Hi, Denis! Recently you wrote in a message to All:

    A panda walks into a restaurant, sits down and orders a
    sandwich. After he finishes eating the sandwich, the panda
    pulls out a gun and shoots the waiter, and then stands up
    to go. 'Hey!' shouts the manager. 'Where are you going? You
    just shot my waiter and you didn't pay for your sandwich!'

    The panda yells back at the manager, 'Hey man, I am a PANDA!
    Look it up!'

    The manager opens his dictionary and sees the following
    definition for panda: 'A tree-dwelling marsupial of Asian
    origin, characterised by distinct black and white colouring.
    Eats shoots and leaves.'

    Or eats, shoots and leaves (?)


    I don't know what was in the sandwich. Could alfalfa sprouts or bean sprouts legitimately be regarded as "shoots"? Hmm.... :-)

    This is a wonderful example of how punctuation may confuse or clarify the author's meaning... and to those among us who have not yet had the pleasure of reading it I'd highly recommend Lynne Truss's book EATS, SHOOTS & LEAVES.

    According to WIKI this book is dedicated to the Bolshevik printers of St. Petersburg who demanded they be paid the same rate for punctuation marks as for letters. AFAIK both require the same amount of time & effort... [chuckle].




    --- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+
    * Origin: Wits' End, Vancouver CANADA (1:153/716)
  • From Denis Mosko@2:5064/54.1315 to All on Thu May 7 21:17:16 2020
    Hello, everybody!

    A panda walks into a restaurant, sits down and orders a sandwich. After he finishes eating the sandwich, the panda pulls out a gun and shoots the waiter, and then stands up to go. 'Hey!' shouts the manager. 'Where are you going? You just shot my waiter and you didn't pay for your sandwich!'

    The panda yells back at the manager, 'Hey man, I am a PANDA! Look it up!'

    The manager opens his dictionary and sees the following definition for panda: 'A tree-dwelling marsupial of Asian origin, characterised by distinct black and white colouring. Eats shoots and leaves.'

    Or eats, shoots and leaves (?)
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    * Origin: ;) (2:5064/54.1315)
  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757 to Denis Mosko on Thu May 7 12:33:24 2020
    Hello Denis,

    A panda walks into a restaurant, sits down and orders a sandwich.
    After he finishes eating the sandwich, the panda pulls out a gun and shoots the waiter, and then stands up to go. 'Hey!' shouts the
    manager. 'Where are you going? You just shot my waiter and you didn't
    pay for your sandwich!'

    The panda yells back at the manager, 'Hey man, I am a PANDA! Look it
    up!'

    The manager opens his dictionary and sees the following definition
    for panda: 'A tree-dwelling marsupial of Asian origin, characterised
    by distinct black and white colouring. Eats shoots and leaves.'

    Or eats, shoots and leaves (?)

    Eats, shoots and leaves in this case.. Good one!

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

    --- GoldED+/LNX
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)
  • From Denis Mosko@2:5064/54.1315 to Ardith Hinton on Tue Sep 8 16:07:26 2020
    Привет, Ardith!

    Ответ на сообщение Ardith Hinton (1:153/716) к Denis Mosko, написанное 16 май 20 в 17:32:
    Eats shoots and leaves.'
    Or eats, shoots and leaves (?)
    I don't know what was in the sandwich. Could alfalfa
    sprouts or bean sprouts legitimately be regarded as "shoots"? Hmm....
    :-)
    This is a wonderful example of how punctuation may confuse
    or clarify the author's meaning... and to those among us who have not
    yet had the pleasure of reading it I'd highly recommend Lynne Truss's
    book EATS, SHOOTS & LEAVES.
    According to WIKI this book is dedicated to the Bolshevik printers of St. Petersburg who demanded they be paid the same rate for punctuation marks as for letters. AFAIK both require the same amount
    of time & effort... [chuckle].
    Time > than effort or
    Effort > than time?

    ... Respect,S.K. [*Elite* from Z80 to PC] [FAR 3.0] [e-Ink]
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    * Origin: ;) (2:5064/54.1315)
  • From Dallas Hinton@1:153/7715 to Denis Mosko on Tue Sep 8 10:17:12 2020
    Hi, Denis -- on Sep 08 2020 at 16:07, you wrote:

    punctuation marks as for letters. AFAIK both require the same amount
    of time & effort... [chuckle].
    Time >> than effort or

    Effort > than time?

    Hmm..perhaps on first casting the set of type, but after that (Speaking
    as someone who used to print with moveable type!) no extra effort OR
    time.


    Cheers... Dallas

    --- timEd/NT 1.30+
    * Origin: The BandMaster, Vancouver, CANADA (1:153/7715)
  • From Denis Mosko@2:5064/54.1315 to Dallas Hinton on Tue Sep 8 20:35:58 2020
    punctuation marks as for letters. AFAIK both require the same
    amount of time & effort... [chuckle].
    Time >> than effort or

    Effort > than time?
    Why time >> than effort, but not
    time > than effort?

    Hmm..perhaps on first casting the set of type, but after that
    (Speaking as someone who used to print with moveable type!) no extra
    Thanks for all, Dallas.

    ... Шла машина темным лесомЗа каким-то интересомИнтеинтеинтерес выходиНаBBS
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    * Origin: ;) (2:5064/54.1315)
  • From Dallas Hinton@1:153/7715 to Denis Mosko on Tue Sep 8 12:27:22 2020
    Hi, Denis -- on Sep 08 2020 at 20:35, you wrote:

    Thanks for all, Dallas.

    My pleasure!


    Cheers... Dallas

    --- timEd/NT 1.30+
    * Origin: The BandMaster, Vancouver, CANADA (1:153/7715)
  • From Denis Mosko@2:5064/54.1315 to Dallas Hinton on Tue Sep 8 22:53:30 2020
    Dallas!

    Sen 20 @ 12:27:

    Hi, Denis -- on Sep 08 2020 at 20:35, you wrote:

    Thanks for all, Dallas.

    My pleasure!

    And
    With my plesure, All!

    ... You have the capacity to learn from mistakes. You'll learn a lot today.
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    * Origin: ;) (2:5064/54.1315)