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Offline Rosella

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Re:Things you didn't know but everyone else did
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2005, 04:43:22 AM »
I never understood how books with titles such as "Death of a Salesman" or "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" can sell. I mean, why do we care about Brooklyn's vegetation. :P Then again, I've never read either of these books. So maybe I'm the one missing out.
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Re:Things you didn't know but everyone else did
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2005, 04:46:00 AM »
I never understood how books with titles such as "Death of a Salesman" ... can sell.
I guess you don't get very many telemarketers calling you. ;-D
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Re:Things you didn't know but everyone else did
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2005, 04:50:48 AM »
I never understood how books with titles such as "Death of a Salesman" ... can sell.
I guess you don't get very many telemarketers calling you. ;-D

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Re:Things you didn't know but everyone else did
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2005, 05:11:40 AM »
I never understood how books with titles such as "Death of a Salesman" ... can sell.
I guess you don't get very many telemarketers calling you. ;-D

LOL! But cha' know what? Caller ID saves us. I watched a CSI where telemarketers ended up killing someone.
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Re:Things you didn't know but everyone else did
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2005, 12:06:15 PM »
Lol, yeah, I saw that CSI episode, too.  Death of a Salesman, however, is a pretty good play, IMHO.

Let's see, I live in Vermont, so there's a lot of things I don't know but everyone else on earth does . . . thing is, I probably still don't know 'em!
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Re:Things you didn't know but everyone else did
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2005, 07:26:25 PM »
Found out only recently what btw and IIRC mean  :P



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Re:Things you didn't know but everyone else did
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2005, 03:42:08 PM »
I guess I'll mention the first thing that comes to mind. The *entire* world doesn't know this, but I still felt pretty dumb that it took me as many years as it did to figure out that the symbol of the New York Yankees was made up of a stylized N and Y. :P
I had one like that I just figured out. I thought that the icon for Microsoft Excel was just an X with a funny hook on one side. Now I see that it's actually an X with one half being made out of a slanted L, sygnifying Excel (XL).
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