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Re: OT: puns


Linda -- There are various ways to collect those containers. The little Irish class that I teach surprised me this week with a Christmas present of a big bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream. Bless them! (Beanneachtam orthz!) Another way might be to have a container emptying party after the Geek Dinner next spring in Austin or at some other opportune time that the schedule might allow. -- Griff


----- Original Message ----- From: "Linda Smith" <irisgrower@cableone.net>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 6:40 PM
Subject: Re: [iris] OT: puns


Hi Griff,

Well, at least now I know where you get all the display bottles for shows
and where the party is going to be (though I've not seen a date for yet).

You know Griff you still owe us a party to get containers for spring shows
across the nation.

Linda in CW AZ
-------Original Message-------

From: J. Griffin Crump
Date: 12/15/07 16:37:10
To: iris@hort.net
Subject: [iris] OT: puns

Anner wrote:

Of course a terrible pun is a good pun,?just as a good pun is a bad pun,
and the worst puns are the ones that are not groanworthy,?not the ones that
are.<

Yes, you've got it exactly.  Or, at least, that's the way it seems when
three of my friends, all inveterate punsters, and I are online arranging for
our occasional lunches. We usually meet at one of two local sandwich
emporia, the Lost Dog or, if it's crowded, the Stray Cat, which is nearby.
We may have to find somewhere else to meet, though, since we've about
exhausted our store of dog and cat puns.

It's a paradox, as Gilbert and Sullivan would say, or whichever one of them
wrote the lyrics.?<

Gilbert, a lawyer, wrote the lyrics.  His profession must have reassured
Sullivan, the composer, for their ditties often trod heavily on the toes of authority. I forget which one of them used to arrive at the dress rehearsal
still frantically writing the last of his part of the work.  I like,
particularly, from the Mikado:

"Our warriors in serried ranks assembled  --  They never flinch and they
conceal it if they do."

And, from Ruddigore (sung at breakneck speed):

"This particularly rapid unintelligible patter isn't generally heard and if
it is it doesn't matter . . . matter, matter, matter, matter" etc.  --
Griff


----- Original Message -----
From: <chatowhitehall@aol.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [iris] OT-BIO: Im back


Griff said:

Sorry about the terrible puns. I didn't know there were any other kind. --
Griff?


Oh,?mercy, Griff! Please don't tell me I've tossed out something with the
wrong English on it!?Of course a terrible pun is a good pun,?just as a
good pun is a bad pun, and the worst puns are the ones that are not
groanworthy,?not the ones that are. Its a paradox, as Gilbert and Sullivan
would say, or whichever one of them wrote the lyrics.?

Thanks for sending the pictures along.?If I am remembering correctly
Michelle was about seventeen when she was here before. We have had so few
young members. Wonder whatever happened to?Rusty in Texas??So often?the
young grow up and aren't interested in gardening any more.

Anner Whitehead, sending?from a remote location as a test?and?expecting to
see some line break issues and stray punctuation.
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