At 04:38 AM 4/19/97 +0000, you wrote:
>Isn't a smithereen what you usually get when you do more than a
>Dale Martin, KG5U
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(for those who have better things to do with their lives than read this)
Please refrain from using the politically incorrect word >skosh<. This word
is an ethnic slur that is derived from the frugal nature of the Scottish
people......I think. A >skosh< amount of something, as in.... a tiny
measurement.... say,... "in reducing your SWR a skosh" calls to mind a
trivial amount not worth dealing with. Nevertheless, amateurs of Scotch
ancestry might be offended.
On the other hand a >smithereen< is politically neutral and offends only
blacksmiths who are mostly non-existent entities anyway.
PS... Since I did mention "SWR" this post DOES appropriately belong on this
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