I wish that I was boiled, jellied oatmeal indeed. Usually I am only flummery. I will try to apply myself more diligently in future.
QllanR ----- Original Message ----- From: "secret fluxus" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 11:32 AM Subject: FLUXLIST: Boiled and jellied > Dear Suse, > > We are boiled, jellied oatmeal indeed. We nevertheless hope that there is > more substance to us than flummery. > > Sincerely, > > The Man Without a Name > > > >Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2004 17:40:12 -0400 > >From: "suse" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > >Subject: Re: FLUXLIST: Flummery > > > >Oh secret fluxus, > >You certainly set yourselves up for a bitter time of it. The barb was > >intended for you not the venerable Mr. Higgins. I was in bad humor when I > >got online. It seems I still held some rancor due to your initial miserably > >quisling insults castigating Fluxlist some digests back.When I read the > >word > >of the day both definitions reminded me of you. Goodness, forgive me. I > >sincerely accepted your issuance as a challenge, and I was delighted by all > >the responses (some digests back). But, I suppose, natural instinct to > >strike back often prevails. We are all not much more than boiled, jellied > >oatmeal... > > > >So, you see, Mr. Higgins score, as you know, requires working with butter > >and egg for a time. > >The recipe for flummery calls for working with milk, flour and egg for a > >time. > >It was the second definition of flummery which struck my attention with the > >phrase "unsubstantial talk." I see your initial criticisms, though formally > >phrased, basically unsubstantial talk. > > > >That does not mean I have not enjoyed your participation in the list. And I > >suppose I am still a secret admirer. > >suse > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > It's fast, it's easy and it's free. Get MSN Messenger today! > http://www.msn.co.uk/messenger > > >