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Topic: A Turn Of Phrase

From: Howard Miller
Location: Augusta, GA
Date: 06/23/2007

Ok, I know I have a perverse turn of mind, but the phrase 'A silent but deadly terrorist threat.' on the ad for 'Quantico' on you opening page strikes me as an unfortunate turn of phrase.

Re: A Turn Of Phrase

From: Greg Bear
Date: 06/26/2007

This had been noted before--and it's not on the final jacket. Wonder what you all are thinking of?

Re: A Turn Of Phrase

From: Howard Miller
Location: Augusta, GA
Date: 06/26/2007

Ahhh ... well you have to have German heritage, like me, to understand.

Re: A Turn Of Phrase

From: DMarkwick
Location: UK
Date: 06/29/2007

I'm pretty sure my copy says "a real ripper of (a) yarn" :)

I guess some things are cross-cultural ;)

Re: A Turn Of Phrase

From: Greg Bear
Date: 07/01/2007

Beans for breakfast, anyone? (One of my UK morning favorites: beans, tomatoes, mushrooms and bangers...)

Re: A Turn Of Phrase

From: Greg Bear
Date: 07/05/2007

Not the strangest names in UK Cuisine, or world cuisine, for that matter. "Pigs in a blanket" makes some sense, but "Naked babies in the grass"? (Denmark, I believe...) Then there's my favorite in one of Edward Gorey's Earbrass panels, wherein Mr. Earbrass discovers he has an autograph (or has signed a book--I forget which) "Will you ever forget the Bloaters?" I happen to like bloaters quite a lot, actually...

Re: A Turn Of Phrase

From: Howard E. Miller
Location: Augusta GA
Date: 07/05/2007

Sounds like the Danish have had some hard winters.
When the Huygens probe landed on Titan I thouhgt that some of the terrain looked a lot like that part of the world. So maybe gloomy Titan will eventually be settled by the Scand.

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