Post by Peter Moylan Post by Ken Blake Post by Athel Cornish-Bowden Post by Peter Young
. "Stationary cashpoint" for the candy checkout? Can
"stationary" mean "candies"/"confectionery"?
Not in English. Did they mean "stationery? Unlikely.
The spelling "stationary" was my mistake when typing the post. I
tried to fix it using a Supersedes post. Sorry!
However, I take it from you post that "stationery cashpoint" is
not a possible designation for the checkout at which the sweets
are to be paid for.
OT: I see that I ended the above sentence with a preposition.
What do you think is wrong with that? There were worse things in
your post to worry about.
A visitor to Harvard asks a professor, "Excuse me, but would you
be good enough to tell me where the Harvard Library is at?"
"Sir," came the sneering reply, "at Harvard we do not end a
sentence with a preposition."
"Well, in that case, forgive me," said the visitor. "Permit me to
rephrase my question. Would you be good enough to tell me where
the Harvard Library is at, jackass?"
The same as it was the last time it was posted here.
But different from the way I heard it: it was on a NYC subway
platform asking where the train was at, and the last word was
It was princeton in a.q
It was the first day of a new term at Princeton, and a Texas A&M freshman
was learning his way around the campus. Stopping a distinguished looking
upperclassman, he inquired,
"Say, buddy, can you tell me where the library is at?"
"My good fellow," came the reply, "at Princeton we do not end our
sentences with a preposition."
"All right," said the freshman, "can you tell me where the library
is at, asshole?"
Post by Peter Moylan
Agreed. In the world of jokes, Harvard is the place where they wash
their hands after urinating.
That was cmu
As part of an experimental exchange program, three guys from MIT,
Princeton, and Carnegie Mellon :-) are sent to a school on the West
Coast. The first night there they decide to go out to dinner and get to
know each other. As soon as dinner is over, coincidentally, all three
get up from the table and go to the restroom.
The student from MIT finishes first, goes to the sink, and washes his
hands with a vengeance, making sure the soap touches every bit of his
skin. He does this twice.
The Princeton man is next and he washes his hands quickly, barely
touching the soap.
So these two stand around waiting for the Carnegie Mellon guy to wash
up, and are shocked to see him walk right past the sink without giving
it a look!
After a few minutes back at the table, the MIT student can't resist,
and says: "You know, at MIT they teach us to do things thoroughly."
Picking up on his lead, the guy from Princeton says: "And at Princeton
they teach us to do things quickly." Not to be outdone, the third
responds: "Well, at Carnegie Mellon they teach us not to piss on our
... and on the original topic there was the North Woods farm girl at the
"Do you keep stationery?" he asked.
"Well," she giggled, "I do until the last few seconds, and
then I just go wild."