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Re: Say Hello to Your New Moderator, Gary Hallock! #administrivia

portagecreek
 

Oh gooooood! what we need is a good muddleader, or is that muddle rator, or..?

GR

-----Original Message-----
From: Cynthia MacGregor
Sent: Nov 11, 2019 11:00 AM
To: PUNY
Subject: Re: [puny] Say Hello to Your New Moderator, Gary Hallock! #Administrivia

Gary on, Leerless!

 

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 Lee Jackson <leejackson@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Date: Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:41 AM
To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Subject: [puny] Say Hello to Your New Moderator, Gary Hallock! #Administrivia

 

By popular demand, your Leerless Feeder, Gary Hallock, has been promoted to the status of Moderator of this group! He'll be able to do things like approve pending messages and pending members, invite new members, and create new hashtags. In reality, his gig will be the same gig that he and I had set up back on Yahoo groups. He'll simply be able to do a few more things, should I land in the hospital for an extended stay like I did about a month shy of ten years ago now.

If anyone is worried on that last count, I'm working on a backup plan for someone to have a duplicate copy of the keys to the citadel. I'll report on that as soon as something happens.

For now, though, let's celebrate Gary's promotion! Congratulations, Gary!

--
Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
Visit the PUNY and O. Henry Museum Web Sites!
http://punpunpun.com
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum


Re: 142 Deadly Cyns

Cynthia MacGregor
 

I always knew I was Cynful. So how come I shun Cynnamon flavor? I am definitely Cyncere. Sometimes my Cynapses don’t click. And I am often too busy working to Cyntillate these days. (Besides, how can I Cyntiillate when I am never up late?) I am not in Cynch with many current trends, I can’t carry a tune, so you don’t want to listen to me Cyng.

 

Cynful

 

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 Gary Reeves <gypsywagon@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 3:11 PM
To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Subject: [puny] 142 Deadly Cyns

 

As we approach 1000 Rogue Riddles let's look at some of how we got here.

 

Cynthia has produced at least 142 Rogue Riddles for our entertainment! Talk about committing a Cyn. That is 14 percynt of all the rogues.

 

The Rogues started with and by Gary, but she too was an original Cyn cynse she produced RR's 3,4, and 5 after his 1,2, AND 3 and she never stopped Cynning.

 

Cyn also first corrected a public guess on RR #2, and kept going creating rogues and correcting public guesses with "not to the lust" comments. Is list one of the 7?

 

I think I have might have solved some of Cyns rogues. Does that abSOLVE me of Cyn? The rogues are contained in the archives of the new web host. Take a look and realize that most everyone that has ever played the rogue game has been living with Cyn. One hundred weeks of living in Cyn!

 

the other Gary

 

 

 


142 Deadly Cyns

portagecreek
 

As we approach 1000 Rogue Riddles let's look at some of how we got here.

Cynthia has produced at least 142 Rogue Riddles for our entertainment! Talk about committing a Cyn. That is 14 percynt of all the rogues.

The Rogues started with and by Gary, but she too was an original Cyn cynse she produced RR's 3,4, and 5 after his 1,2, AND 3 and she never stopped Cynning.

Cyn also first corrected a public guess on RR #2, and kept going creating rogues and correcting public guesses with "not to the lust" comments. Is list one of the 7?

I think I have might have solved some of Cyns rogues. Does that abSOLVE me of Cyn? The rogues are contained in the archives of the new web host. Take a look and realize that most everyone that has ever played the rogue game has been living with Cyn. One hundred weeks of living in Cyn!

the other Gary


Re: Welcome Your New PUNY Group Co-Owner, Nathan Jackson #administrivia

portagecreek
 

Lee, is this a form of PUNishment to your son? Thanks for having our back, Nathan! 

So now we finally have a PUNY Nation - er Nathan !

the other Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: Lee Jackson
Sent: Nov 12, 2019 2:07 PM
To: puny@groups.io
Subject: [puny] Welcome Your New PUNY Group Co-Owner, Nathan Jackson #administrivia

Approximately a year + a month ago, I nearly bled to death internally in a hospital emergency room after an operation went horribly wrong. The Yahoo group almost lost its Administrangler then, and with him all of the keys to the citadel. This time around, I've planned for this eventuality. Since Groups.io allows for multiple owners of main groups, I've set up someone I trust as a debugger and who would have rapid access to my main computer in the event of my absence to be the co-owner of the PUNY group - my son, Nathan Jackson.

Nathan was just a 4-year-old when I won my first O. Henry Pun-Off World Championship back in 1991. He was finally old enough to tag along to see me win my third in 1995. He knows his way around configuring a computer as well as I do, and I trust him to figure out the ins and outs of Groups.io without issues. He will not be handling any day-to-day business: that will be reserved for Gary and myself. He is strictly in place in case of dire emergencies.

If anyone has any serious objection to this, please let me know. If not, then please extend a warm welcome to your new emergency air bag group Co-Owner!

--
Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
Visit the PUNY and O. Henry Museum Web Sites!
http://punpunpun.com
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/


Welcome Your New PUNY Group Co-Owner, Nathan Jackson #administrivia

Lee Jackson
 

Approximately a year + a month ago, I nearly bled to death internally in a hospital emergency room after an operation went horribly wrong. The Yahoo group almost lost its Administrangler then, and with him all of the keys to the citadel. This time around, I've planned for this eventuality. Since Groups.io allows for multiple owners of main groups, I've set up someone I trust as a debugger and who would have rapid access to my main computer in the event of my absence to be the co-owner of the PUNY group - my son, Nathan Jackson.

Nathan was just a 4-year-old when I won my first O. Henry Pun-Off World Championship back in 1991. He was finally old enough to tag along to see me win my third in 1995. He knows his way around configuring a computer as well as I do, and I trust him to figure out the ins and outs of Groups.io without issues. He will not be handling any day-to-day business: that will be reserved for Gary and myself. He is strictly in place in case of dire emergencies.

If anyone has any serious objection to this, please let me know. If not, then please extend a warm welcome to your new emergency air bag group Co-Owner!

--
Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
Visit the PUNY and O. Henry Museum Web Sites!
http://punpunpun.com
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/


Re: Say Hello to Your New Moderator, Gary Hallock! #administrivia

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Gary on, Leerless!

 

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 Lee Jackson <leejackson@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Date: Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:41 AM
To: PUNY <puny@groups.io>
Subject: [puny] Say Hello to Your New Moderator, Gary Hallock! #Administrivia

 

By popular demand, your Leerless Feeder, Gary Hallock, has been promoted to the status of Moderator of this group! He'll be able to do things like approve pending messages and pending members, invite new members, and create new hashtags. In reality, his gig will be the same gig that he and I had set up back on Yahoo groups. He'll simply be able to do a few more things, should I land in the hospital for an extended stay like I did about a month shy of ten years ago now.

If anyone is worried on that last count, I'm working on a backup plan for someone to have a duplicate copy of the keys to the citadel. I'll report on that as soon as something happens.

For now, though, let's celebrate Gary's promotion! Congratulations, Gary!

--
Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
Visit the PUNY and O. Henry Museum Web Sites!
http://punpunpun.com
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum


Say Hello to Your New Moderator, Gary Hallock! #administrivia

Lee Jackson
 

By popular demand, your Leerless Feeder, Gary Hallock, has been promoted to the status of Moderator of this group! He'll be able to do things like approve pending messages and pending members, invite new members, and create new hashtags. In reality, his gig will be the same gig that he and I had set up back on Yahoo groups. He'll simply be able to do a few more things, should I land in the hospital for an extended stay like I did about a month shy of ten years ago now.

If anyone is worried on that last count, I'm working on a backup plan for someone to have a duplicate copy of the keys to the citadel. I'll report on that as soon as something happens.

For now, though, let's celebrate Gary's promotion! Congratulations, Gary!

--
Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
Visit the PUNY and O. Henry Museum Web Sites!
http://punpunpun.com
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum


Re: Rogue Riddle 997 - I made a small error

portagecreek
 

Cyn, no, but if Lars stole a thousand of your pun lines would that be Grand Larseny?

The other Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: Lars Hanson
Sent: Nov 11, 2019 9:50 AM
To: 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


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


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


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