Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 13:04:40 -0500
From: Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*>
Subject: Re: Well, the convertible is on Ebay now.

Dave Hinz wrote: > On Wed, 22 Mar 2006 09:21:29 GMT, Paul Halliday <> wrote: > >>in article, Dave Hinz at >>wrote on 21/03/2006 19:23: >> >> >>>Really? (googles). Wow. You peole are positively _wrecking_ the >>>English language, you know that, right? >> >>... Although we do manage to remember our "p's and q's" ... > > > Whatever that means? Well, Dave, I thought you'd have known that one. Minding one's "p's and q's" comes from centuries ago, the habit of the patrons of taverns actually keeping tally of their own bar tab (pints and quarts) and then settling up with the barkeep at the end of the night. So if one was asked "How many is that for you, Dave?", a proper reply would be, "Why don't you mind your own p's and q's." At least that is how I've heard it. -- -Fred W

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