Re: genetic unselfishness

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Tue Jan 25 2000 - 12:08:58 MST

From: Damien Broderick <>, Tue, 25 Jan 2000

>>> The Germans have a useful word

My new favorite German word is this one:


It really conjures up some images in your mind, yes?

>Well, I'd hope that practical people would laugh very briefly at my
>whimsical little joke and zip on.
>Nobody gets my jokes. Waaaahh.

I thought that this pun-ish explanation was infinitely funnier!!

I _have_ read 1001 Nights, and I _do_ know some (OK, a bit.. OK,
a tiny bit) German words, but I didn't get it. I'm sorry! I'm a little slow
on the clever word-extrapolations/interrogations/mixing...

>My pun fuses the name and the word. You are meant to smile, then put it out
>of your mind forever.

see, ? I'm smiling ...

>Absolutely, I agree. Look at my doleful face.

Hey not fair. This medium doesn't permit that!


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