Re: [CR]re: sappy superlatives

(Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti)

Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2006 23:08:19 -0400
From: <oroboyz@aol.com>
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Subject: Re: [CR]re: sappy superlatives
To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


<< How 'bout "totally tubular!" Or should it just be "tubular," Dude? >>

Cheez Louise... OBVIOUSLY "Totally tubular" would mean sewups (sprints in the UK) front and rear.

"Tubular" could refer to anything; the frame, the tires, the subway or underground... Even the type of "steak" grilled on the Barbie.

(The above comments are meant to be a joke. Jokes are not a great idea in e-mail communication because it is easily misunderstood by the diverse peoples who read this list. My apologies...)

Dale Brown Greensboro, NC USA

-----Original Message----- From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net> To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Sent: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 19:43:19 -0700 Subject: Re: [CR]re: sappy superlatives

Charles Andrews wrote:

> Dale wrote: > > "You said "truly unique" and that is conjecture on your > part. While you " > > ********** > > Boredom is really a terrible thing. > > That said, I will, mildly, point out that the problem arises > out of a misuse of the word *unique.* > > This word is horribly abused, especially by pitchmen and > women of all description, be they on ebay or elsewhere. > Why? Because almost no-one seems to understand that the > word *unique* is a superlative, thus, it *cannot* be > modified any further.

How 'bout "totally tubular!" Or should it just be "tubular," Dude?

Chuck "bored" Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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