Mao, Pol Pot and Social Engineers

Emily Carder/Ste Em AC.ArtIV at WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Sun Nov 23 00:52:17 MST 1997


    Yea, well, ya'll might be-a lettin' the little critter take a pass, but
I got him in my sights for that there Texas slammin' he done.

    Lemme at 'im.  Jes' lemme at 'im!

          --Em
Emily Carder
-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Putnam <dap1 at MINDSPRING.COM>
To: RUSHTALK at athena.csdco.com <RUSHTALK at athena.csdco.com>
Date: Saturday, November 22, 1997 7:28 PM
Subject: Re: Mao, Pol Pot and Social Engineers


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>At 03:33 PM 11/22/97 -0500, you wrote:
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>>Dennis,
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>>        I wonder of Ma's "songfroid" is an attempt to render a fairly
common
>>English load word from the French "sangfroid."  It means composure or
>>imperturbability.  Ma may have been trying to compliment you even as he
was
>>taking a shot at Ken with his seemingly snide Texas reference.
>>
>>        Just a guess.
>>
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>He did later say he meant 'sangfroid' but hardly seemed like it fit the
>context as a compliment. Oh, well, I've been called a lot worse. :-)
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