[TT] Beavering Away . . .

Judy Perry katheryn.swynford at gmail.com
Sat Dec 13 22:45:05 EST 2008


I'm glad I didn't get to the imagining part!
Judy
http://revined.blogspot.com

On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 6:34 PM, Petrides, M.D. Marian <
mpetrides at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Thanks.  It actually wasn't as bad as I imagined. ;-)
>
>
> On Dec 13, 2008, at 7:43 PM, Noel wrote:
>
>  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.
>>>>>> ____________________________________________________________
>>>>>>
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>>>>>> Life
>>>>>> Cycle.
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