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I didnt want the happy Christmas messages to become a discussion of
headstones but I was interested.

What would your epitaph be? My valetudinarian aunt wanted "I told them I
was ill". Blunkett and Woodhead are likely to have "Dance Hall" I might
go for: "Just because I am dead don't think I can't see what you are up
to, Gavin!"

[q1]>On Sat, 22 Dec 2001 06:59:42 GMT,[/q1]
[q1]>[email protected] ail.com (Derek McMillan) wrote:[/q1]

[q1]>And a happy new year. Or at least better than this one :-)[/q1]
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[q1]>A colleague who left this week said that when he dies, he wants his[/q1]
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Mine? Don't say 'I done', say 'I did' or 'I have done'. One potato, two
potatoes, the apostrophe is not necessary as you are not indicating that
something belongs to the potato. Finally, 'What a waste of a lifetime, I
wanted to be a millionaire, but nobody could show me how'. Chris
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On Sun, 23 Dec 2001 13:11:14 +0000, Chris Ferguson wrote:

[q1]> Mine? Don't say 'I done', say 'I did' or 'I have done'. One potato,[/q1]
[q1]> two potatoes, the apostrophe is not necessary as you are not[/q1]
[q1]> indicating that something belongs to the potato. Finally, 'What a[/q1]
[q1]> waste of a lifetime, I wanted to be a millionaire, but nobody could[/q1]
[q1]> show me how'.[/q1]

There's your problem. Dependency culture ;-)

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[q1]> Mine? Don't say 'I done', say 'I did' or 'I have done'. One potato,[/q1]
[q1]> two potatoes, the apostrophe is not necessary as you are not[/q1]
[q1]> indicating that something belongs to the potato. Finally, 'What a[/q1]
[q1]> waste of a lifetime, I wanted to be a millionaire, but nobody could[/q1]
[q1]> show me how'. Chris[/q1]
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[q1]>[/q1]
I have informed my spouse that his will be "Yeah, right.", after which
he has an uncontrollable urge to use the expression which only
reinforces my decision with anyone around! It's become a family joke; so
no, I don't think this threat ill-timed either! Spouse suggests that
mine should be "Short on stature, but never short on ideas" I was
inclining toward "I was never bored"...I'm always telling students that
only boring people can be. :-) Looking forward to the rest of the
cemetery checking in! Did I mention I used to write obituaries for a
living? Cheers, Amy
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[q1]> Did I mention I used to write obituaries for a living?[/q1]

Avoiding (nearly) the temptation to mention giving up dead end jobs, you
used to write obituaries for a living what exactly ?
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In article <[email protected] bleinet.net>, "Chris
Ferguson" <[email protected]> writes:

[q1]>Mine? Don't say 'I done', say 'I did' or 'I have done'. One potato,[/q1]
[q1]>two potatoes, the apostrophe is not necessary as you are not[/q1]
[q1]>indicating that something belongs to the potato. Finally, 'What a[/q1]
[q1]>waste of a lifetime, I wanted to be a millionaire, but nobody could[/q1]
[q1]>show me how'. Chris[/q1]

Mine would be "She had eyes in the back of 'er 'ead..."

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[q1]> What would your epitaph be?[/q1]

"He wanted to be a racing driver but got sidetracked by the cheap
thrills of the cloister."

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[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Amy M. Crannell <[email protected]> wrote in message[/q1]
[q1]> news:[email protected]...[/q1]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Did I mention I used to write obituaries for a living?[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Avoiding (nearly) the temptation to mention giving up dead end jobs,[/q1]
[q1]> you used to write obituaries for a living what exactly ?[/q1]
[q2]>>[/q2]

Oh dear, my U.S.-eeze has crept in! "for a living"...meaning as a means
to support oneself economically. Love the "dead end jobs" line!
Actually, some years later, I returned to the paper as a "librarian",
meaning I'd moved from dealing with dead people, to dealing with dead
news--the librarian runs the morgue...and anyway, when you work for
editors who only come out at night, there actually is a question
regarding "a living what"!!

[q1]:-) Amy[/q1]
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[q1]> martin <[email protected]> wrote in message[/q1]
[q1]> news:[email protected]...[/q1]
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[q2]> > Amy M. Crannell <[email protected]orthnet.org> wrote in message[/q2]
[q2]> > news:[email protected]...[/q2]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > Did I mention I used to write obituaries for a living?[/q3]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Avoiding (nearly) the temptation to mention giving up dead end jobs,[/q2]
[q2]> > you used to write obituaries for a living what exactly ?[/q2]
[q2]> >>[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
Bet you were the only one on the paper who got to write nice things
about people.

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[q1]> "Just because I am dead don't think I can't see what you are up[/q1]
[q1]> to, Gavin!"[/q1]

Oh Dear! You seem to have a fixation with 'Gavin'! Does he know?

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[q1]> I didnt want the happy Christmas messages to become a discussion of[/q1]
[q1]> headstones but I was interested.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> What would your epitaph be?[/q1]

"20,000 feet below sea level".
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Ahem are you into tackling? Now that is a worrying fixation. On Thu, 27
Dec 2001 14:26:28 -0000, "Tackling" <[email protected]> wrote:

[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>"Chimera" <[email protected]> wrote in message[/q1]
[q1]>news:[email protected]...[/q1]
[q2]>> "Just because I am dead don't think I can't see what you are up to,[/q2]
[q2]>> Gavin!"[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Oh Dear! You seem to have a fixation with 'Gavin'! Does he know?[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Tack[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]

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[q2]> > martin <[email protected]> wrote in message[/q2]
[q2]> > news:[email protected]...[/q2]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > Amy M. Crannell <[email protected]> wrote in message[/q3]
[q3]> > > news:[email protected]...[/q3]
[q3]> > > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > > Did I mention I used to write obituaries for a living?[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > Avoiding (nearly) the temptation to mention giving up dead end[/q3]
[q3]> > > jobs,[/q3]
you
[q3]> > > used to write obituaries for a living what exactly ?[/q3]
[q3]> > >>[/q3]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q1]> Bet you were the only one on the paper who got to write nice[/q1]
[q1]> things about[/q1]
people.
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Phred22[/q1]

Too true! It's a little tricky as that's the one page where you
realllllllllly don't want to make an error! Also, lots of fascinating
people you're sorry you missed...Then there was the fellow who died
leaving behind three wives and no one knew at the time the obit was
published which was actually the one legally recognized wife...talk
about careful writing!
[q1]:-) Amy[/q1]
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[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> What would your epitaph be?[/q1]

Beneath this sod lies another.

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[q1]>[email protected] (Chimera) wrote in message[/q1]
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[q2]>> I didnt want the happy Christmas messages to become a discussion of[/q2]
[q2]>> headstones but I was interested.[/q2]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>> What would your epitaph be?[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>"20,000 feet below sea level".[/q1]

"2 feet under the table"?
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[q2]>> >[email protected] (Chimera) wrote in message[/q2]
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[q2]>> >> I didnt want the happy Christmas messages to become a discussion[/q2]
[q2]>> >> of headstones but I was interested.[/q2]
[q2]>> >>[/q2]
[q2]>> >> What would your epitaph be?[/q2]
[q2]>> >[/q2]
[q2]>> >"20,000 feet below sea level".[/q2]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>> "2 feet under the table"?[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Ahh, it's a table, is it? I always wondered what they put round the[/q1]
[q1]>bodies buried at sea.[/q1]

You've heard of the water table, shurely?
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[q2]>> >> >> What would your epitaph be?[/q2]
[q2]>> >> >"20,000 feet below sea level".[/q2]
[q2]>> >> "2 feet under the table"?[/q2]
[q2]>> >Ahh, it's a table, is it? I always wondered what they put round the[/q2]
[q2]>> >bodies buried at sea.[/q2]
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[q2]>> You've heard of the water table, shurely?[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>I'll bet you can tell me what an occasional table is the rest of the[/q1]
[q1]>time, too.[/q1]

A periodic table?
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[q2]> >[email protected] (Chimera) wrote in message[/q2]
[q2]> >news:<[email protected] r eeserve.net>...[/q2]
[q2]> >> I didnt want the happy Christmas messages to become a discussion of[/q2]
[q2]> >> headstones but I was interested.[/q2]
[q2]> >>[/q2]
[q2]> >> What would your epitaph be?[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> >"20,000 feet below sea level".[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> "2 feet under the table"?[/q1]

Ahh, it's a table, is it? I always wondered what they put round the
bodies buried at sea.
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[q2]> >> toadpipe wibbled...[/q2]
[q2]> >> >[email protected] (Chimera) wrote in message[/q2]
[q1]> news:<[email protected][/q1]
[q2]> >> >eeserve.net>...[/q2]
[q2]> >> >> I didnt want the happy Christmas messages to become a discussion[/q2]
[q2]> >> >> of headstones but I was interested.[/q2]
[q2]> >> >>[/q2]
[q2]> >> >> What would your epitaph be?[/q2]
[q2]> >> >[/q2]
[q2]> >> >"20,000 feet below sea level".[/q2]
[q2]> >>[/q2]
[q2]> >> "2 feet under the table"?[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> >Ahh, it's a table, is it? I always wondered what they put round the[/q2]
[q2]> >bodies buried at sea.[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> You've heard of the water table, shurely?[/q1]

I'll bet you can tell me what an occasional table is the rest of the
time, too.
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