The last fix for a "All Shook Up" 33
robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Tue Oct 27 14:22:16 CDT 2015
> On 27 October 2015 at 18:06 Peter Cetinski <pete at pski.net> wrote:
> > On Oct 27, 2015, at 1:59 PM, tony duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> >> experience. An 'UP ARROW' means nothing, nor does 'FRAGILE'
> > I thought 'Fragile' meant 'Use this package for playing American
> > Football'
> > This it not a new problem, it probably pre-dates the ASR33. Flanders and
> > Swann
> > (think of them as being the British equivalent of Tom Lehrer) said
> > The new way to split the atom. Send it through the post marked 'Fragile'
> > -tony
> Of course FRAGILE means something...FRAGILE (pronounced ‘Fra-gee-lee') is
> Italian for “major award”. :)
I suspect I am missing a joke here, but "fragile" in Italian has exactly the
same meaning as "fragile" in English. "Major award" in Italian is probably
something like "gran premio". Where is the joke I have missed?
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