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Re: "Radar Scramblers"
Phil Payne wrote:
> In message <220.127.116.11.19971028092146.00909a60@mail56.MCIONE.com> 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.
Hey man that was caby code. They always make things longer. ;-)
> Phil Payne
> Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club