Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar Post by conway caine
Consider the eminent demise of "Whence", "Whither", and "Whom".
They have all but disappeared from common usage.
Speak for yourself. I use 'whence' quite often and 'whom' all the
time. Well - every time it's appropriate obviously. Its still in
common usage among my circle of reprobates too.
Can't say I use 'whither' very often 'tis true, but I still use it occasionaly.
I have noticted that the younger generation are neglecting their
arses in favour of their asses though. That's more of a tragedy in my
Think I might have figured out this google groups thingy a little.
Still can't find a way of highlighting replies to my posts though.
Maybe there just aren't any. So if you find youself being ignored it
might not be because you're boring.
Well - you ARE boring - but that might not be the reason you are being ignored.
Hope that's clear.
By the way - it's been a terrible summer here. Relentless burny-face
fry-egg-on-head type of stuff for months on end. The whole north
island is officialy in a drought. We've been told to conserve water
so I only turn the sprinklers on once it gets dark now. The
neighbours are likely to dob me in you see. They think they are more
important than my begonias.
Breaking news is I've got access to a thoroughbred at last. Finaly.
Not mine of course - she cost $75,000 NZ. You would have to be mad.
But she's a beaut. I'd forgotten just how fast those buggers will
shift when you really lay into them with the whip.
It's been years since I rode a decent horse. (No puns please)
I've also arranged for a Shetland Pony for the PFD. Never let it be
said. I even let her borrow my stepladder.
Other than that my retirement has been fairly uneventfull of late.
Been trying to write something but I'm a talentless prick in that
regard. I'm not bad at mocking the afflicted and retarded on
newsgroups (as you well know) but a comic novel is another matter.
Maybe I should stick to tragedy and just write my memoirs.
Might drop in more often now I've sussed this thingout a bit better.
"Never underestimate the power of denial"