Irina Rempt irina at
Tue Dec 21 12:23:33 EST 2004

On Tuesday 21 December 2004 17:23, deborah wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Dec 2004, Margaret Ball wrote:
> |Irina wrote
> |
> |>I always longed for an eccentric intellectual
> |>family where it's usual to discuss weird scientific facts at the
> |> dinner table and outsiders can come and soak up culture
> |
> |You want to move in with us? 

Er, I've got one of those families of my own now. But thanks :-)

> roots of such words as "aftermath" (after + math, for math =
> mow + th, after the mowing); 

Hey, I didn't know that! Cool!

> Trust me, this is fascinating when you are (a) hungover and (b) us.

Oh yes; not only then.

I caught myself the other day explaining to a ten-year-old, definitely 
not flesh of my flesh, how the trapped air in the egg-whites I'd just 
let her beat would make the cheese souffle rise. (And she had seconds, 
and thirds, when said souffle appeared on the table)


Vesta veran, terna puran, farenin.
Beghinnen can ick, volherden will' ick, volbringhen sal ick.        Latest: 17-Dec-2004
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