RE: HUMOR: Old thread, hopefully new spin on "disembowel" vs. "Be tty Grable"

Subject: RE: HUMOR: Old thread, hopefully new spin on "disembowel" vs. "Be tty Grable"
From: PHILA -at- Mail -dot- VIPS -dot- com
To: rheath -at- eGain -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 17:47:31 -0500


Philomena Hoopes
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-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Heath [mailto:rheath -at- eGain -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2000 5:04 PM
Subject: HUMOR: Old thread, hopefully new spin on
"disembowel" vs. "Betty Grable"


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
Lumbering through the dense undergrowth was a ravenously
hungry Betty

"Disembowel" sounds too Kafkaesque, Fitzgeraldian, Joycean,
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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