RE: Grind you down

Subject: RE: Grind you down
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 11:39:51 -0400


I was wondering how professional it was to include the word "bastards" in
your tag line, for example. Thoughts? After all, many of us are literate
enough to figure the tag line out. Others will ask. I'm not sure I'd be
comfortable explaining to the super-boss such a sign sitting on my desk.

Carbonarum, to me, sounds like the name of a pasta dish that includes bacon
as an ingredient. I took some five years of Latin, along the way, but
remember little of it. I know the background helps me with word roots and I
picking up languages that I have not studied, like Italian and Spanish, but
I cannot write or speak Latin beyond semper ubi sub ubi. Unlike my French, I
never really took the opportunity to practice Latin. Oh well, another path
not taken.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Chinell [SMTP:dchinell -at- email -dot- msn -dot- com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 28, 1999 9:21 AM
> Subject: RE: Grind you down
> John:
> I'm totally in the dark, but think "carbonarum"
> should be "carborundum". Carborundum sounds Latin,
> but is actually the name of an abrasive substance.
> Meanwhile, here's another idea. Some people find
> stuff like that a little out of place in the
> office (it does contain a thinly-veiled curse
> word).

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