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Fri 20 Jan 1995

FYI: Fun: Silliness about Eskimo snow

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Date: Wed, 18 Jan 1995 08:03:53 Silliness about Eskimo snow
From: Geoffrey S. Nathan <geoffnsiu.edu>
Subject: Silliness about Eskimo snow

The cartoon strip The Duplex, which is normally a commentary on what used to
be called 'The War between the Sexes', and deals with two young singles and
their dogs, today dealt with our favorite topic:

Snowy landscape

Her poodle: I read somewhere that the Eskimos have 80 [sic] words for
 snow.
She: That's nothing.

Snowy landscape with him and his mutt shovelling snow

He: *#!
His mutt: DOUBLE *#!
She: If you've ever listened to guys shovel their driveway you'd know
 there were twice as many.

Happy January.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Geoffrey S. Nathan
Department of Linguistics
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Carbondale, IL, 62901-4517
Phone: (618) 453-3421 (Office) (618) 549-0106 (Home)
geoffnsaluki-mail.siu.edu
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