[TT] Beavering Away . . .

Noel noelf at nomigraphics.com
Sat Dec 13 20:43:39 EST 2008


For those curious folks :)

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hoovering

  - Noel

At 06:22 PM 12/13/2008, you wrote:
>Oh, please, don't tantalize us that way!!!
>
>
>On Dec 13, 2008, at 6:38 PM, Neal Campbell wrote:
>
>>You must not have read Fear of Flying in the 70s! If you do not know
>>what it means, more than likely you do not want to know.
>>
>>Best regards
>>Neal
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>>On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 7:36 PM, Judy Perry 
>><katheryn.swynford at gmail.com > wrote:
>>>Ummmm.... I'm feeling more stupid than usual. What exactly does
>>>"hoovering"
>>>mean in the US?
>>>And how long ago was this heaux conversation?  (yes, I've seen it
>>>spelt that
>>>way).
>>>
>>>Judy
>>>http://revined.blogspot.com
>>>
>>>On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 12:26 AM, Richmond Mathewson 
>>><geradamas at yahoo.com >wrote:
>>>
>>>>[TT] - Totally Tangential.
>>>>
>>>>Ha, Ha, Ha . . .
>>>>
>>>>When I was studying at SIU Carbondale I rushed into a teaching
>>>>assistants'
>>>>meeting fresh from vacuuming the carpet at home and said:
>>>>
>>>>"Sorry I'm late, I have just been hoovering . . ."
>>>>
>>>>There was a deathly silence in the room!
>>>>
>>>>My understanding supervisor (A Canadian) took me outside and told me
>>>>that 'hoovering' did not mean vacuum-cleaning in America.
>>>>
>>>>Late, I was working in the married students' garden plots when a
>>>>pleasant
>>>>woman from Wyoming asked me how I managed to break up the clods of
>>>>earth
>>>>so effectively. My reply; "I always use a hoe." was received in
>>>>silence,
>>>>and then she walked off, never to speak to me again.
>>>>
>>>>In Britain, 'beavering away' means (or, maybe, meant, when I was
>>>>at school)
>>>>"working away extremely eagerly"; no doubt connected with "eager
>>>>beaver" -
>>>>which, no doubt, you North Americans will resemanticise as a
>>>>synonym for "loose woman".
>>>>
>>>>Divided by a common language we may be; united by a love of
>>>>programming in
>>>>Runtime Revolution I hope we all are.
>>>>
>>>>Welcome to the silly season !!!
>>>>
>>>>Love, Richmond.
>>>>____________________________________________________________
>>>>
>>>>A Thorn in the flesh is better than a failed Systems Development
>>>>Life
>>>>Cycle.
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>>>>
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