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moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

Cynthia MacGregor
 

To where did I commit this other Cyn? Bellevue?

 

Actually this name’s ache committed Freud (or schadenfreude) by trying to pass herself off as me. In the current weather pattern across the nation, she probably committed froid. Or sangfroid, which is similar to singin’ in the rain, but occurs in the cold, and in the past tense. At my age I am well past tents. I like the comfort of my bed. It’s much bedder than a sleeping bag in a tent. I guess that makes me a tent shun.

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <puny@groups.io> on behalf of Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Date: Monday, November 11, 2019 at 9:50 AM
To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

 

You have committed another Cyn!

 

    Look below my post!  You’ll see island your pun there.  No theft atoll!  

    Aloha,

 

        Lars

 

 

======================

 



On Nov 11, 2019, at 09:44, Cynthia MacGregor <cynthia@...> wrote:



I just used that pun (didn’t show up yet). You’re stealing my material. Does that make you a material witness?

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <puny@groups.io> on behalf of Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Date: Monday, November 11, 2019 at 9:40 AM
To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

 

Cyn,

 

    The island is hardly that atoll.

 

    And, as with the national debt now, the IO is very large!

    Aloha,

 

        Lars

 

 

======================

 




On Nov 11, 2019, at 09:33, Cynthia MacGregor <cynthia@...> wrote:



No, it’s either, “I-O, I-O, it’s off to work we go,” (SNOW HEIGHT), or it’s the first two thirds of “IOU,” although we’ve yet to definitively decide if IO in pounds or dollars.

 

Actually in the meat department, both rule. They sell the meat at so many dollars per pound.

 

Is a meat market a singles social?

 

Actually a single is of hardly any use these days—there’s damn little you can buy for just a dollar.

 

And is Diego Garcia a Mexican actor? Or a farewell greeting? (Diego Gar…See ya!)

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <puny@groups.io> on behalf of Joseph Harris <josephharris@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Date: Monday, November 11, 2019 at 9:27 AM
To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

 

And, for a moment, I thought "Brits rule". But alas! Part of the place is Diego Garcia, where the GBP is the legal currency, but the de facto reality is that US dollars rule. I suppose it may be described as taking a pounding, and giving Brits a dolorous face. At least it explains "io", and since it is to the east, it should be referred to as E I, E I Oh - though there is clearly no longer a farm there, so no  pun about the old Macdonald supplying the new.

Joseph

 

Joseph,

 

Did you realize the groups.io domain is the British Indian Ocean Territory.  ( not the Indian territory in the old western movies).

 

the other Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: "joseph h via Groups.Io"
Sent: Nov 10, 2019 9:47 PM
To: puny@groups.io
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

Adjusts monocle on right eye. "Harrumph". Snorts while warming backside against the large open fire. "There is a small set of volumes known as the OED, which stands for Oxford English Dictionary. It has a certain reputation.... Its judgement is "judgement -gment n." Removes monocle and polishes it with silk handkerchief from top jacket pocket. "And crisps are flat round things, while chips are elongated square cross sections of potato, which are at least1/4 inch (5mm) on a cross section side, fried; there are also slivers of potato, fried, known as French Fries --- ugh!" Picks up glass of water to put out burning coat tail. Meanwhile the jury has developed an appetite, and is out to lunch...

 

Joseph

 

On 10/11/2019 8:45 am, Cynthia MacGregor wrote:

??

Whaaaat? I wasn???t completely clear? That???s a new one on me. Just ask my wife. I never make errors in communication (or judgement)!!

??

Or spelling (like ???judgment???)

??

Cyn


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

Lars Hanson
 

You have committed another Cyn!

    Look below my post!  You’ll see island your pun there.  No theft atoll!  

    Aloha,

        Lars


======================


On Nov 11, 2019, at 09:44, Cynthia MacGregor <cynthia@...> wrote:



I just used that pun (didn’t show up yet). You’re stealing my material. Does that make you a material witness?

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <puny@groups.io> on behalf of Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Date: Monday, November 11, 2019 at 9:40 AM
To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

 

Cyn,

 

    The island is hardly that atoll.

 

    And, as with the national debt now, the IO is very large!

    Aloha,

 

        Lars

 

 

======================

 



On Nov 11, 2019, at 09:33, Cynthia MacGregor <cynthia@...> wrote:



No, it’s either, “I-O, I-O, it’s off to work we go,” (SNOW HEIGHT), or it’s the first two thirds of “IOU,” although we’ve yet to definitively decide if IO in pounds or dollars.

 

Actually in the meat department, both rule. They sell the meat at so many dollars per pound.

 

Is a meat market a singles social?

 

Actually a single is of hardly any use these days—there’s damn little you can buy for just a dollar.

 

And is Diego Garcia a Mexican actor? Or a farewell greeting? (Diego Gar…See ya!)

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <puny@groups.io> on behalf of Joseph Harris <josephharris@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Date: Monday, November 11, 2019 at 9:27 AM
To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

 

And, for a moment, I thought "Brits rule". But alas! Part of the place is Diego Garcia, where the GBP is the legal currency, but the de facto reality is that US dollars rule. I suppose it may be described as taking a pounding, and giving Brits a dolorous face. At least it explains "io", and since it is to the east, it should be referred to as E I, E I Oh - though there is clearly no longer a farm there, so no  pun about the old Macdonald supplying the new.

Joseph

 

Joseph,

 

Did you realize the groups.io domain is the British Indian Ocean Territory.  ( not the Indian territory in the old western movies).

 

the other Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: "joseph h via Groups.Io"
Sent: Nov 10, 2019 9:47 PM
To: puny@groups.io
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

Adjusts monocle on right eye. "Harrumph". Snorts while warming backside against the large open fire. "There is a small set of volumes known as the OED, which stands for Oxford English Dictionary. It has a certain reputation.... Its judgement is "judgement -gment n." Removes monocle and polishes it with silk handkerchief from top jacket pocket. "And crisps are flat round things, while chips are elongated square cross sections of potato, which are at least1/4 inch (5mm) on a cross section side, fried; there are also slivers of potato, fried, known as French Fries --- ugh!" Picks up glass of water to put out burning coat tail. Meanwhile the jury has developed an appetite, and is out to lunch...

 

Joseph

 

On 10/11/2019 8:45 am, Cynthia MacGregor wrote:

??

Whaaaat? I wasn???t completely clear? That???s a new one on me. Just ask my wife. I never make errors in communication (or judgement)!!

??

Or spelling (like ???judgment???)

??

Cyn


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

Cynthia MacGregor
 

I just used that pun (didn’t show up yet). You’re stealing my material. Does that make you a material witness?

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <puny@groups.io> on behalf of Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Date: Monday, November 11, 2019 at 9:40 AM
To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

 

Cyn,

 

    The island is hardly that atoll.

 

    And, as with the national debt now, the IO is very large!

    Aloha,

 

        Lars

 

 

======================

 



On Nov 11, 2019, at 09:33, Cynthia MacGregor <cynthia@...> wrote:



No, it’s either, “I-O, I-O, it’s off to work we go,” (SNOW HEIGHT), or it’s the first two thirds of “IOU,” although we’ve yet to definitively decide if IO in pounds or dollars.

 

Actually in the meat department, both rule. They sell the meat at so many dollars per pound.

 

Is a meat market a singles social?

 

Actually a single is of hardly any use these days—there’s damn little you can buy for just a dollar.

 

And is Diego Garcia a Mexican actor? Or a farewell greeting? (Diego Gar…See ya!)

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <puny@groups.io> on behalf of Joseph Harris <josephharris@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Date: Monday, November 11, 2019 at 9:27 AM
To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

 

And, for a moment, I thought "Brits rule". But alas! Part of the place is Diego Garcia, where the GBP is the legal currency, but the de facto reality is that US dollars rule. I suppose it may be described as taking a pounding, and giving Brits a dolorous face. At least it explains "io", and since it is to the east, it should be referred to as E I, E I Oh - though there is clearly no longer a farm there, so no  pun about the old Macdonald supplying the new.

Joseph

 

Joseph,

 

Did you realize the groups.io domain is the British Indian Ocean Territory.  ( not the Indian territory in the old western movies).

 

the other Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: "joseph h via Groups.Io"
Sent: Nov 10, 2019 9:47 PM
To: puny@groups.io
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

Adjusts monocle on right eye. "Harrumph". Snorts while warming backside against the large open fire. "There is a small set of volumes known as the OED, which stands for Oxford English Dictionary. It has a certain reputation.... Its judgement is "judgement -gment n." Removes monocle and polishes it with silk handkerchief from top jacket pocket. "And crisps are flat round things, while chips are elongated square cross sections of potato, which are at least1/4 inch (5mm) on a cross section side, fried; there are also slivers of potato, fried, known as French Fries --- ugh!" Picks up glass of water to put out burning coat tail. Meanwhile the jury has developed an appetite, and is out to lunch...

 

Joseph

 

On 10/11/2019 8:45 am, Cynthia MacGregor wrote:

??

Whaaaat? I wasn???t completely clear? That???s a new one on me. Just ask my wife. I never make errors in communication (or judgement)!!

??

Or spelling (like ???judgment???)

??

Cyn


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

Cynthia MacGregor
 

It doesn’t sound like much fun atoll.

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <puny@groups.io> on behalf of Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Date: Monday, November 11, 2019 at 9:38 AM
To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

 

Diego Garcia — “The Footprint of Freedom”

 

   This is a lovely atoll in the Indian Ocean.  Good for fishing and snorkeling, and not much else for recreation.  There is an old British communications station on the east side of the island, and old copra plantation, and the remains of a PBY Catalina aircraft on the beach.

 

    Now, of course, there is a U.S. military base and airstrip there.  The central lagoon is large and protected, a nice place for conducting minor ship  repairs.

 

    The isolated atoll is still British land, part of the British Indian Ocean Territories - BIOT.  At least until sea level rise claims the island....

    Aloha,

 

        Lars

 

 

======================

 



On Nov 11, 2019, at 09:26, Joseph Harris <josephharris@...> wrote:



And, for a moment, I thought "Brits rule". But alas! Part of the place is Diego Garcia, where the GBP is the legal currency, but the de facto reality is that US dollars rule. I suppose it may be described as taking a pounding, and giving Brits a dolorous face. At least it explains "io", and since it is to the east, it should be referred to as E I, E I Oh - though there is clearly no longer a farm there, so no  pun about the old Macdonald supplying the new.

Joseph

 

Joseph,

 

Did you realize the groups.io domain is the British Indian Ocean Territory.  ( not the Indian territory in the old western movies).

 

the other Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: "joseph h via Groups.Io"
Sent: Nov 10, 2019 9:47 PM
To: puny@groups.io
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

Adjusts monocle on right eye. "Harrumph". Snorts while warming backside against the large open fire. "There is a small set of volumes known as the OED, which stands for Oxford English Dictionary. It has a certain reputation.... Its judgement is "judgement -gment n." Removes monocle and polishes it with silk handkerchief from top jacket pocket. "And crisps are flat round things, while chips are elongated square cross sections of potato, which are at least1/4 inch (5mm) on a cross section side, fried; there are also slivers of potato, fried, known as French Fries --- ugh!" Picks up glass of water to put out burning coat tail. Meanwhile the jury has developed an appetite, and is out to lunch...

 

Joseph

 

On 10/11/2019 8:45 am, Cynthia MacGregor wrote:

??

Whaaaat? I wasn???t completely clear? That???s a new one on me. Just ask my wife. I never make errors in communication (or judgement)!!

??

Or spelling (like ???judgment???)

??

Cyn


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

Lars Hanson
 

Cyn,

    The island is hardly that atoll.

    And, as with the national debt now, the IO is very large!

    Aloha,

        Lars


======================


On Nov 11, 2019, at 09:33, Cynthia MacGregor <cynthia@...> wrote:



No, it’s either, “I-O, I-O, it’s off to work we go,” (SNOW HEIGHT), or it’s the first two thirds of “IOU,” although we’ve yet to definitively decide if IO in pounds or dollars.

 

Actually in the meat department, both rule. They sell the meat at so many dollars per pound.

 

Is a meat market a singles social?

 

Actually a single is of hardly any use these days—there’s damn little you can buy for just a dollar.

 

And is Diego Garcia a Mexican actor? Or a farewell greeting? (Diego Gar…See ya!)

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <puny@groups.io> on behalf of Joseph Harris <josephharris@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Date: Monday, November 11, 2019 at 9:27 AM
To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

 

And, for a moment, I thought "Brits rule". But alas! Part of the place is Diego Garcia, where the GBP is the legal currency, but the de facto reality is that US dollars rule. I suppose it may be described as taking a pounding, and giving Brits a dolorous face. At least it explains "io", and since it is to the east, it should be referred to as E I, E I Oh - though there is clearly no longer a farm there, so no  pun about the old Macdonald supplying the new.

Joseph

 

Joseph,

 

Did you realize the groups.io domain is the British Indian Ocean Territory.  ( not the Indian territory in the old western movies).

 

the other Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: "joseph h via Groups.Io"
Sent: Nov 10, 2019 9:47 PM
To: puny@groups.io
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

Adjusts monocle on right eye. "Harrumph". Snorts while warming backside against the large open fire. "There is a small set of volumes known as the OED, which stands for Oxford English Dictionary. It has a certain reputation.... Its judgement is "judgement -gment n." Removes monocle and polishes it with silk handkerchief from top jacket pocket. "And crisps are flat round things, while chips are elongated square cross sections of potato, which are at least1/4 inch (5mm) on a cross section side, fried; there are also slivers of potato, fried, known as French Fries --- ugh!" Picks up glass of water to put out burning coat tail. Meanwhile the jury has developed an appetite, and is out to lunch...

 

Joseph

 

On 10/11/2019 8:45 am, Cynthia MacGregor wrote:

??

Whaaaat? I wasn???t completely clear? That???s a new one on me. Just ask my wife. I never make errors in communication (or judgement)!!

??

Or spelling (like ???judgment???)

??

Cyn


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

Lars Hanson
 

Diego Garcia — “The Footprint of Freedom”

   This is a lovely atoll in the Indian Ocean.  Good for fishing and snorkeling, and not much else for recreation.  There is an old British communications station on the east side of the island, and old copra plantation, and the remains of a PBY Catalina aircraft on the beach.

    Now, of course, there is a U.S. military base and airstrip there.  The central lagoon is large and protected, a nice place for conducting minor ship  repairs.

    The isolated atoll is still British land, part of the British Indian Ocean Territories - BIOT.  At least until sea level rise claims the island....

    Aloha,

        Lars


======================


On Nov 11, 2019, at 09:26, Joseph Harris <josephharris@...> wrote:



And, for a moment, I thought "Brits rule". But alas! Part of the place is Diego Garcia, where the GBP is the legal currency, but the de facto reality is that US dollars rule. I suppose it may be described as taking a pounding, and giving Brits a dolorous face. At least it explains "io", and since it is to the east, it should be referred to as E I, E I Oh - though there is clearly no longer a farm there, so no  pun about the old Macdonald supplying the new.

Joseph


Joseph,


Did you realize the groups.io domain is the British Indian Ocean Territory.  ( not the Indian territory in the old western movies).

the other Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: "joseph h via Groups.Io"
Sent: Nov 10, 2019 9:47 PM
To: puny@groups.io
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

Adjusts monocle on right eye. "Harrumph". Snorts while warming backside against the large open fire. "There is a small set of volumes known as the OED, which stands for Oxford English Dictionary. It has a certain reputation.... Its judgement is "judgement -gment n." Removes monocle and polishes it with silk handkerchief from top jacket pocket. "And crisps are flat round things, while chips are elongated square cross sections of potato, which are at least1/4 inch (5mm) on a cross section side, fried; there are also slivers of potato, fried, known as French Fries --- ugh!" Picks up glass of water to put out burning coat tail. Meanwhile the jury has developed an appetite, and is out to lunch...

Joseph

On 10/11/2019 8:45 am, Cynthia MacGregor wrote:

??

Whaaaat? I wasn???t completely clear? That???s a new one on me. Just ask my wife. I never make errors in communication (or judgement)!!

??

Or spelling (like ???judgment???)

??

Cyn


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

Cynthia MacGregor
 

No, it’s either, “I-O, I-O, it’s off to work we go,” (SNOW HEIGHT), or it’s the first two thirds of “IOU,” although we’ve yet to definitively decide if IO in pounds or dollars.

 

Actually in the meat department, both rule. They sell the meat at so many dollars per pound.

 

Is a meat market a singles social?

 

Actually a single is of hardly any use these days—there’s damn little you can buy for just a dollar.

 

And is Diego Garcia a Mexican actor? Or a farewell greeting? (Diego Gar…See ya!)

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <puny@groups.io> on behalf of Joseph Harris <josephharris@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Date: Monday, November 11, 2019 at 9:27 AM
To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

 

And, for a moment, I thought "Brits rule". But alas! Part of the place is Diego Garcia, where the GBP is the legal currency, but the de facto reality is that US dollars rule. I suppose it may be described as taking a pounding, and giving Brits a dolorous face. At least it explains "io", and since it is to the east, it should be referred to as E I, E I Oh - though there is clearly no longer a farm there, so no  pun about the old Macdonald supplying the new.

Joseph

 

Joseph,

 

Did you realize the groups.io domain is the British Indian Ocean Territory.  ( not the Indian territory in the old western movies).

 

the other Gary


-----Original Message-----
From: "joseph h via Groups.Io"
Sent: Nov 10, 2019 9:47 PM
To: puny@groups.io
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

Adjusts monocle on right eye. "Harrumph". Snorts while warming backside against the large open fire. "There is a small set of volumes known as the OED, which stands for Oxford English Dictionary. It has a certain reputation.... Its judgement is "judgement -gment n." Removes monocle and polishes it with silk handkerchief from top jacket pocket. "And crisps are flat round things, while chips are elongated square cross sections of potato, which are at least1/4 inch (5mm) on a cross section side, fried; there are also slivers of potato, fried, known as French Fries --- ugh!" Picks up glass of water to put out burning coat tail. Meanwhile the jury has developed an appetite, and is out to lunch...

 

Joseph

 

On 10/11/2019 8:45 am, Cynthia MacGregor wrote:

??

Whaaaat? I wasn???t completely clear? That???s a new one on me. Just ask my wife. I never make errors in communication (or judgement)!!

??

Or spelling (like ???judgment???)

??

Cyn


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

Joseph Harris
 

And, for a moment, I thought "Brits rule". But alas! Part of the place is Diego Garcia, where the GBP is the legal currency, but the de facto reality is that US dollars rule. I suppose it may be described as taking a pounding, and giving Brits a dolorous face. At least it explains "io", and since it is to the east, it should be referred to as E I, E I Oh - though there is clearly no longer a farm there, so no  pun about the old Macdonald supplying the new.

Joseph


Joseph,


Did you realize the groups.io domain is the British Indian Ocean Territory.  ( not the Indian territory in the old western movies).

the other Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: "joseph h via Groups.Io"
Sent: Nov 10, 2019 9:47 PM
To: puny@groups.io
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

Adjusts monocle on right eye. "Harrumph". Snorts while warming backside against the large open fire. "There is a small set of volumes known as the OED, which stands for Oxford English Dictionary. It has a certain reputation.... Its judgement is "judgement -gment n." Removes monocle and polishes it with silk handkerchief from top jacket pocket. "And crisps are flat round things, while chips are elongated square cross sections of potato, which are at least1/4 inch (5mm) on a cross section side, fried; there are also slivers of potato, fried, known as French Fries --- ugh!" Picks up glass of water to put out burning coat tail. Meanwhile the jury has developed an appetite, and is out to lunch...

Joseph

On 10/11/2019 8:45 am, Cynthia MacGregor wrote:

??

Whaaaat? I wasn???t completely clear? That???s a new one on me. Just ask my wife. I never make errors in communication (or judgement)!!

??

Or spelling (like ???judgment???)

??

Cyn


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

gary hallock
 

Mere mention the OED
Stirs tempest o’er one extra “e”
“Sir Joe,” in invoking
This book, derails joking.
Must we suffer from OCD?*

Gary Hallock

*OCD: ”Over Seas Dictionary”
+===========

My dear, you and the OED are both Brits, and on your side of the pond, indeed “judgement” is the correct spelling, just like “acknowledgement,” which we Yanks spell without the first “e.” But when we won the war of 1776 we broke free of British rule and also British rules, including rules of spelling. We also omit the “u” of “colour” (which my Spellcheck has just underlined in red to tell me I spelled it wrong) and “favour.” We Yanks are an independent lot, don’t you know? And think of the money—that’’s dollars, not pounds—we’ve saved on printer ink over the years by not having to print those unnecessary “e”s and “u”s.

 

Cyn

 

++===============

 

Adjusts monocle on right eye. "Harrumph". Snorts while warming backside against the large open fire. "There is a small set of volumes known as the OED, which stands for Oxford English Dictionary. It has a certain reputation.... Its judgement is "judgement -gment n." Removes monocle and polishes it with silk handkerchief from top jacket pocket. "And crisps are flat round things, while chips are elongated square cross sections of potato, which are at least1/4 inch (5mm) on a cross section side, fried; there are also slivers of potato, fried, known as French Fries --- ugh!" Picks up glass of water to put out burning coat tail. Meanwhile the jury has developed an appetite, and is out to lunch...

 

Joseph

++==============

 

On 10/11/2019 8:45 am, Cynthia MacGregor wrote:

??

Whaaaat? I wasn???t completely clear? That???s a new one on me. Just ask my wife. I never make errors in communication (or judgement)!!

??

Or spelling (like ???judgment???)

??

Cyn



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moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error --but it's no typo

Aaron Fasel
 

The Brits have a good sense of humour.
So to pedants, I say, “OK Boomer!”
Yes, I clearly can’t spell
So I’ll say “in a nutshell,
It appears that I made a bloopour"


On Nov 11, 2019, at 7:34 AM, joseph h via Groups.Io <joe9438@...> wrote:

On printers' ink you may be lacking,

In Britland we say post and packing.

Sending items to and fro

[though method now is rather slow]

Your inking term is shipping and packing.

For historic you use historical,

A puffing that sends me hysterical.

Elevator instead of lift

And escalate for raise - I'm miffed.

Watch space for many more, I'm stacking...

Joseph

======

My dear, you and the OED are both Brits, and on your side of the pond, indeed “judgement” is the correct spelling, just like “acknowledgement,” which we Yanks spell without the first “e.” But when we won the war of 1776 we broke free of British rule and also British rules, including rules of spelling. We also omit the “u” of “colour” (which my Spellcheck has just underlined in red to tell me I spelled it wrong) and “favour.” We Yanks are an independent lot, don’t you know? And think of the money—that’’s dollars, not pounds—we’ve saved on printer ink over the years by not having to print those unnecessary “e”s and “u”s. 

 

Cyn 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <puny@groups.io> on behalf of "joseph h via Groups.Io" <joe9438@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 9:47 PM
To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

 

Adjusts monocle on right eye. "Harrumph". Snorts while warming backside against the large open fire. "There is a small set of volumes known as the OED, which stands for Oxford English Dictionary. It has a certain reputation.... Its judgement is "judgement -gment n." Removes monocle and polishes it with silk handkerchief from top jacket pocket. "And crisps are flat round things, while chips are elongated square cross sections of potato, which are at least1/4 inch (5mm) on a cross section side, fried; there are also slivers of potato, fried, known as French Fries --- ugh!" Picks up glass of water to put out burning coat tail. Meanwhile the jury has developed an appetite, and is out to lunch...

 

Joseph

 

On 10/11/2019 8:45 am, Cynthia MacGregor wrote:

??

Whaaaat? I wasn???t completely clear? That???s a new one on me. Just ask my wife. I never make errors in communication (or judgement)!!

??

Or spelling (like ???judgment???)

??

Cyn


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error --but it's no typo

Cynthia MacGregor
 

When for “truck” you say “lorry”

I’m put in a fury.

Suspenders called “braces”?
Our braces grace faces.

Our speech, I’ve the notion

Splits us more than ocean.

 

Cyn

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <puny@groups.io> on behalf of "joseph h via Groups.Io" <joe9438@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Date: Monday, November 11, 2019 at 8:34 AM
To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error --but it's no typo

 

On printers' ink you may be lacking,

In Britland we say post and packing.

Sending items to and fro

[though method now is rather slow]

Your inking term is shipping and packing.

For historic you use historical,

A puffing that sends me hysterical.

Elevator instead of lift

And escalate for raise - I'm miffed.

Watch space for many more, I'm stacking...

Joseph

======

My dear, you and the OED are both Brits, and on your side of the pond, indeed “judgement” is the correct spelling, just like “acknowledgement,” which we Yanks spell without the first “e.” But when we won the war of 1776 we broke free of British rule and also British rules, including rules of spelling. We also omit the “u” of “colour” (which my Spellcheck has just underlined in red to tell me I spelled it wrong) and “favour.” We Yanks are an independent lot, don’t you know? And think of the money—that’’s dollars, not pounds—we’ve saved on printer ink over the years by not having to print those unnecessary “e”s and “u”s.

 

Cyn

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <puny@groups.io> on behalf of "joseph h via Groups.Io" <joe9438@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 9:47 PM
To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

 

Adjusts monocle on right eye. "Harrumph". Snorts while warming backside against the large open fire. "There is a small set of volumes known as the OED, which stands for Oxford English Dictionary. It has a certain reputation.... Its judgement is "judgement -gment n." Removes monocle and polishes it with silk handkerchief from top jacket pocket. "And crisps are flat round things, while chips are elongated square cross sections of potato, which are at least1/4 inch (5mm) on a cross section side, fried; there are also slivers of potato, fried, known as French Fries --- ugh!" Picks up glass of water to put out burning coat tail. Meanwhile the jury has developed an appetite, and is out to lunch...

 

Joseph

 

On 10/11/2019 8:45 am, Cynthia MacGregor wrote:

??

Whaaaat? I wasn???t completely clear? That???s a new one on me. Just ask my wife. I never make errors in communication (or judgement)!!

??

Or spelling (like ???judgment???)

??

Cyn


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error --but it's no typo

joseph h
 

On printers' ink you may be lacking,

In Britland we say post and packing.

Sending items to and fro

[though method now is rather slow]

Your inking term is shipping and packing.

For historic you use historical,

A puffing that sends me hysterical.

Elevator instead of lift

And escalate for raise - I'm miffed.

Watch space for many more, I'm stacking...

Joseph

======

My dear, you and the OED are both Brits, and on your side of the pond, indeed “judgement” is the correct spelling, just like “acknowledgement,” which we Yanks spell without the first “e.” But when we won the war of 1776 we broke free of British rule and also British rules, including rules of spelling. We also omit the “u” of “colour” (which my Spellcheck has just underlined in red to tell me I spelled it wrong) and “favour.” We Yanks are an independent lot, don’t you know? And think of the money—that’’s dollars, not pounds—we’ve saved on printer ink over the years by not having to print those unnecessary “e”s and “u”s.

 

Cyn

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <puny@groups.io> on behalf of "joseph h via Groups.Io" <joe9438@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 9:47 PM
To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

 

Adjusts monocle on right eye. "Harrumph". Snorts while warming backside against the large open fire. "There is a small set of volumes known as the OED, which stands for Oxford English Dictionary. It has a certain reputation.... Its judgement is "judgement -gment n." Removes monocle and polishes it with silk handkerchief from top jacket pocket. "And crisps are flat round things, while chips are elongated square cross sections of potato, which are at least1/4 inch (5mm) on a cross section side, fried; there are also slivers of potato, fried, known as French Fries --- ugh!" Picks up glass of water to put out burning coat tail. Meanwhile the jury has developed an appetite, and is out to lunch...

 

Joseph

 

On 10/11/2019 8:45 am, Cynthia MacGregor wrote:

??

Whaaaat? I wasn???t completely clear? That???s a new one on me. Just ask my wife. I never make errors in communication (or judgement)!!

??

Or spelling (like ???judgment???)

??

Cyn


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 997 #RogueRiddle

Aaron Fasel
 

Hi Gary,

IO you an explanation. I think we can chalk this up to IO growing pains. When I forwarded the original email to the first Gary, in addition to sending an older version of the puzzle (in which I got Burt Lancaster and James Dean mixed up ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) we didn’t use the proper subject format (as I did on the version that eventually showed up, and the same time as Garys at that). Let’s take this as a lesson for whoever writes 998 and beyond.

I’ll dig around and see if your answers showed up in a filtered folder, but if you reply to this one (I’ve fixed the subject line) I should receive it without a problem.

Aaron

On Nov 11, 2019, at 4:57 AM, portagecreek <gypsywagon@...> wrote:

AAron, you are Erron again!

I sent you a guess ( actually 11 guesses) on your first release of the rogue within an hour. I resent it the next day, and after no clues, hints or even a mention in your status note, I sent you a note asking why. 

No response. If you wish I'll just send the whole string on notes to you so you can find this problem. But I'll wait until the guessing is done to avoid a public guess. 

I figure there are more of us in your quiver.

the other Gary
Gary Reeves






moderated Aaron Check your Spam Box for Rogue Riddle Guesses

portagecreek
 

AAron, you are Erron again!

I sent you a guess ( actually 11 guesses) on your first release of the rogue within an hour. I resent it the next day, and after no clues, hints or even a mention in your status note, I sent you a note asking why.

No response. If you wish I'll just send the whole string on notes to you so you can find this problem. But I'll wait until the guessing is done to avoid a public guess.

I figure there are more of us in your quiver.

the other Gary
Gary Reeves


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

Cynthia MacGregor
 

My dear, you and the OED are both Brits, and on your side of the pond, indeed “judgement” is the correct spelling, just like “acknowledgement,” which we Yanks spell without the first “e.” But when we won the war of 1776 we broke free of British rule and also British rules, including rules of spelling. We also omit the “u” of “colour” (which my Spellcheck has just underlined in red to tell me I spelled it wrong) and “favour.” We Yanks are an independent lot, don’t you know? And think of the money—that’’s dollars, not pounds—we’ve saved on printer ink over the years by not having to print those unnecessary “e”s and “u”s.

 

Cyn

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <puny@groups.io> on behalf of "joseph h via Groups.Io" <joe9438@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 9:47 PM
To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

 

Adjusts monocle on right eye. "Harrumph". Snorts while warming backside against the large open fire. "There is a small set of volumes known as the OED, which stands for Oxford English Dictionary. It has a certain reputation.... Its judgement is "judgement -gment n." Removes monocle and polishes it with silk handkerchief from top jacket pocket. "And crisps are flat round things, while chips are elongated square cross sections of potato, which are at least1/4 inch (5mm) on a cross section side, fried; there are also slivers of potato, fried, known as French Fries --- ugh!" Picks up glass of water to put out burning coat tail. Meanwhile the jury has developed an appetite, and is out to lunch...

 

Joseph

 

On 10/11/2019 8:45 am, Cynthia MacGregor wrote:

??

Whaaaat? I wasn???t completely clear? That???s a new one on me. Just ask my wife. I never make errors in communication (or judgement)!!

??

Or spelling (like ???judgment???)

??

Cyn

 


moderated Moderator test message

gary hallock
 

Nothing to see here, citizens. Please return to you homes and loved ones.

Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock


--
Gary Hallock,, Leerless Feeder


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

portagecreek
 

Joseph,

Did you realize the groups.io domain is the British Indian Ocean Territory.  ( not the Indian territory in the old western movies).

the other Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: "joseph h via Groups.Io"
Sent: Nov 10, 2019 9:47 PM
To: puny@groups.io
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

Adjusts monocle on right eye. "Harrumph". Snorts while warming backside against the large open fire. "There is a small set of volumes known as the OED, which stands for Oxford English Dictionary. It has a certain reputation.... Its judgement is "judgement -gment n." Removes monocle and polishes it with silk handkerchief from top jacket pocket. "And crisps are flat round things, while chips are elongated square cross sections of potato, which are at least1/4 inch (5mm) on a cross section side, fried; there are also slivers of potato, fried, known as French Fries --- ugh!" Picks up glass of water to put out burning coat tail. Meanwhile the jury has developed an appetite, and is out to lunch...

Joseph

On 10/11/2019 8:45 am, Cynthia MacGregor wrote:

??

Whaaaat? I wasn???t completely clear? That???s a new one on me. Just ask my wife. I never make errors in communication (or judgement)!!

??

Or spelling (like ???judgment???)

??

Cyn



moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

joseph h
 

Adjusts monocle on right eye. "Harrumph". Snorts while warming backside against the large open fire. "There is a small set of volumes known as the OED, which stands for Oxford English Dictionary. It has a certain reputation.... Its judgement is "judgement -gment n." Removes monocle and polishes it with silk handkerchief from top jacket pocket. "And crisps are flat round things, while chips are elongated square cross sections of potato, which are at least1/4 inch (5mm) on a cross section side, fried; there are also slivers of potato, fried, known as French Fries --- ugh!" Picks up glass of water to put out burning coat tail. Meanwhile the jury has developed an appetite, and is out to lunch...

Joseph

On 10/11/2019 8:45 am, Cynthia MacGregor wrote:

??

Whaaaat? I wasn???t completely clear? That???s a new one on me. Just ask my wife. I never make errors in communication (or judgement)!!

??

Or spelling (like ???judgment???)

??

Cyn



moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 997 #RogueRiddle

Aaron Fasel
 

For the record, Lars has all but four and Bill got two off the bat. I’ll send some hints later today.


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

Aaron Fasel
 

Wouldn’t it be awesome if I had meant to do that?



Aaron

On Nov 10, 2019, at 2:46 AM, Cynthia MacGregor <Cynthia@...> wrote:



 

Whaaaat? I wasn’t completely clear? That’s a new one on me. Just ask my wife. I never make errors in communication (or judgement)!!

 

Or spelling (like “judgment”)

 

Cyn