OT: the joys of language (was RE: Hooks, aspect-oriented programming, and design by contract)
pedro_rodriguez at club-internet.fr
Fri Jan 25 12:54:59 CET 2002
"Mark McEahern" <marklists at mceahern.com> wrote:
>> Can't answer at the first question ? Regarding the last point, I find
>> it overkilling ...
> for a native speaker to come up with such a gem--a subtle but unusual
> variation on a common phrase--they would have to be a verbal genius. i
> find it overkilling. i love it!
If you want to know how I felt when I realized who you were quoting ;)
Arthur Dent hoped and prayed there wasn't an afterlife. Then,
realizing the contradiction, he merely hoped there wasn't an
- Douglas Adams, In Literature/Douglas Adams
And I am pretty sure there is an 'overkill' case in hhgg ;)
> thank you for bringing a smile to my face.
> // mark
So you actually found a good use for the posting. I am stil at headache
level, trying to sort non sense in non sense ;)
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