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Re: [zigzag] :zz: Charlie Harris, as I live and breathe!
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- Subject: Re: [zigzag] :zz: Charlie Harris, as I live and breathe!
- From: Peter Barus <ViPr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 9 Dec 1998 14:14:54 -0500
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- Sender: Peter Barus <ViPr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> The author of the famous line
"A man without faith is like a fish without a bicycle." <<
Just back from UK, sorry for delay...
The day I read this message, I had, just moments before, quoted that
immortal line to a young woman who was explaining to me about her patient
vigil for Mr. Right. The corrupted version caused her to stop dead in her
thinking and look at things in a new light.
However, I'm delighted to hear about the origin of this, and I think the
original is better! Henceforth I will take pains to credit Mr. Harris, and
pronounce it correctly.
But the women's movement can be fogiven. Desperate times, desperate
measures and all that. Personally, I agree with the original construction,
whereas I think there may be many exceptions to the paraphrased one.
PS, having read this over, I hasten to add that the young woman in question
was not an object of my amorous intentions. It was just a conversation.