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Why am I not surprised?
Cheers,
Peter.

Dr. Peter C. Montgomery
Dept. of English
Camosun College
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2
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-----Original Message-----
From: D.Gregory Griffith [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 11:15 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: OT (sort of): The meaning of words


Peter,
Many months ago now I e-mailed a story to a friend that appeared in the
London Times. It detailed the menu for the UN conference on world hunger;
the multi-course, gourmet meal included goose liver pate and caviar. I wish
I still had the story! I couldn't believe the screaming irony of it!
--Greg--

Peter Montgomery wrote:


Subject: Fw: Food shortage


Last month, a worldwide survey was conducted by the UN.  The only question
asked was: "Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the
food shortage in the rest of the world?"  Sadly, the survey was a huge
failure.In Africa they didn't know what "food" meant.

In Eastern Europe they didn't know what "honest" meant.

In Western Europe they didn't know what "shortage" meant.

In China they didn't know what "opinion" meant.

In the Middle East, they didn't know what "solutions"

meant.

In South America they didn't know what "please" meant.

And in the USA they didn't know what "the rest of the

world" meant.