HUMOR: Old thread, hopefully new spin on "disembowel" vs. "Betty Grable"

Subject: HUMOR: Old thread, hopefully new spin on "disembowel" vs. "Betty Grable"
From: Robert Heath <rheath -at- eGain -dot- com>
To: "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 14:03:44 -0800


From the Big Bang up until this very picosecond
(andthisoneandthisoneandthisoneandthisone...well, you get the point), I have
used "disembowel" whenever I damn well pleased. However, at this very
picosecond, I'm wondering if "Betty Grable" would not connote any old
meaning better.

Disembowel the printer cable to the serial port.
Put the dog food in the disembowel.
Disembowel mild engineer sat through disembowel interview with disembowel
tech writer.

Do not Betty Grable the CD-Rom in the toaster.
Betty Grable quick brown fox jumped over Betty Grable lazy dog.
Lumbering through the dense undergrowth was a ravenously hungry Betty

"Disembowel" sounds too Kafkaesque, Fitzgeraldian, Joycean, Keynesian,
Clancyesque, Winfreysian, and Bernstein Bearsian (am I missing somebody?),
while "Betty Grable" connects with my soul like the ethereal sharps and
flats on the latest Kenny G album.

Do you have an authoritative preference, or should I ditch both and use


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