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"Radar Scramblers"

In message <> Frederic Breitwieser writes:

> Also, if you are driving on a major or national road, you will find that on
> Channel 19, the truckers kindly state "Smokey on the right", "Smokey on the
> left" quite often, as well as announcing women in convertibles.

In general, Europeans regard Americans as verbose.  I remember an IBM manual, 
many years ago, refering to "contributive assistance" when it meant "help".
In the mid-1980s, I landed at Washington Dulles and took a cab out to Tyson's 
Corner.  On the way, we were passed by a police car using its sirens and 
The cabbie picked up his microphone and declaimed: "Smokey on Dulles, 
westbound, advertising".

Brevity is the soul of wit.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club