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Subject:Re: Tenses, Gender & Number From:Laura Johnson <lauraj -at- CND -dot- HP -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 21 Sep 1994 16:31:13 GMT
Doug, Data Librarian at Ext 4225 (engstromdd -at- phibred -dot- com) wrote:
: Bob was baffled and offended by the following passage from vocational
: "Tenses, Gender, and Number. As used in this chapter, the present tense
: includes the past and future tenses, and the future includes the present;
: the masculine gender includes the feminine, and the feminime includes the
: masculine; and the singular includes the plural, and the plural includes
: the singular."
"All words, unless otherwise defined, shall be interpreted as 'fish'; and
in any litigation arising from this document, the legal department of XYZ
Corp. shall be the final arbiter."
(We can't *really* criticize Bob for being baffled, can we??)
Laura Johnson * lauraj -at- fc -dot- hp -dot- com * Hewlett Packard NSMD * Ft. Collins, CO
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