[SpamCop-List] Re: Rolex spam
porpoise1954 at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Nov 26 23:13:02 EST 2004
"D.F. Manno" <dfm2a3l0t2 at spymac.com> wrote in message
news:dfm2a3l0t2-79F399.17111026112004 at news.cesmail.net...
> In article <co6op8$9ni$1 at news.spamcop.net>,
> "RandallW" <flippetyfloo at fake.com> wrote:
>> I refuse to use the word 'pancake' as a verb; it shall always be a noun
> Then how do you describe the collapse of a building in which one floor
> falls upon the one below, followed by the collapse of both floors onto
> the one below, and so on until the bottom is reached, as in the WTC on
> To me, saying "the building pancaked" is evocative, and shorter.
But I've never, ever seen a pancake do that, so how can it be used to
describe something like that?????
"Collapsed" would somehow be more descriptive of the process being
described............ "Pancaked" somehow only conjures up something being in
a frying pan or on a griddle............
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