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


Antediluvian.

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

Everyone,

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.

EXAMPLE:
Not
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.

INSTEAD:
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
Grable.

"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
"geographic"?

--Robert

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