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From: Leticia Cluff <>
Subject: Re: Diana, Princess Of Wales & Continuing Mindless Celebrity Worship
Date: Sat, 06 Oct 2007 17:49:24 -0300
On Sat, 06 Oct 2007 20:19:58 GMT, The Highlander <>
>On Fri, 05 Oct 2007 17:53:28 -0700, Citizen Jimserac
>>On Oct 5, 12:47 pm, "a.spencer3" <> wrote:
>>> "Citizen Jimserac" <> wrote in message
>>> What pretentious claptrap, whatever one thinks.
>>Claptrap! What a delightful word! My ideas have been
>>assailed with a variety of invective, stern disapproval,
>>hysterical opposition, denunciation and utter dismissal
>>but never "claptrap" before!!!
>Surreyman has recently "discovered" Charles Dickens...
Just out of interest, I checked to see whether the word "claptrap" was
particularly Dickensian. Among all the useless information available
on the net, there's an online concordance of all the novels of
Dickens, a total of 4,371,247 words, and sure enough Boz *did* use
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