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Posted: 12 September 2007 03:19 AM   [ Ignore ]
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alas, friends, at this moment i have none of lionello’s usual dubious fare to offer: no inane questions, no irrelevant comments, no puerile verses, no feeble jokes --- only a brief message:

Today at sundown the Hebrew year 5768 will begin. Whoever you are, and whatever your persuasion, I wish all of you the very, very best for the year to come (and beyond as well). I thank you for the pleasure, the instruction, and the camaraderie which you bring into my life, and ask your pardon for any wrong I may have done to any of you, wittingly or not. Oh, how I wish the rest of the world were a bit more like wordorigins.org and the people in it......

A Happy New Year to you all.

lionello

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Posted: 12 September 2007 05:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Why, thank you, Lionello, and a prosperous new year to you. From your vantage point in the 58th century could you run a quick check and tell me who the winner of the 2008 Derby was? Baby needs a new pair of shoes.

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Posted: 12 September 2007 07:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Blessings on you and yours for the coming year, Lionello.

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Posted: 12 September 2007 07:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Today at sundown the Hebrew year 5768 will begin.

And just this morning I wrote a check and put 5767 as the year.

David Letterman tonight

Blessing to you all on this new day and year.

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Posted: 12 September 2007 10:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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could you run a quick check and tell me who the winner of the 2008 Derby was?

I think it was Iron Duke, aldi (won by a nose)

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Posted: 13 September 2007 02:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Happy New Year Lionello

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Posted: 13 September 2007 09:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Yes, Lionello. Well said. My resolution is to stick to words from now on. Thanks to everyone who had the patience. I think we all mean well and share a common interest.

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Posted: 13 September 2007 09:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Yes, Happy New Year!

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Posted: 13 September 2007 02:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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From me, too, lionello!

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Posted: 14 September 2007 05:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Me three.

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Posted: 14 September 2007 10:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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duplicated

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Posted: 14 September 2007 10:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Lionello, promise you won’t give up on the inane questions, irrelevant comments, puerile verses, feeble jokes etc.  I’d hate the burden of responsibility to fall squarely* on my shoulders.

OED:

*c. fig. Plainly, unequivocally, firmly, solidly. Chiefly U.S.

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Posted: 14 September 2007 01:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Thank you, friends. I’m glad to be here.

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