Nick Arnett wrote:
> On 11/19/05, Alberto Monteiro <albmont@...> wrote:
>>Dave Land wrote:
>>>>"A specialist on torture" -- he/she should not be what we expect
>>>>when we hear this expression. Torquemada was a specialist on torture.
>>>I think Torquemada was a specialist *in* torture.
>>Ah, interesting. "a specialist in X" != "a specialist on X"?
>>A firefighter is a "a specialist on fire", and an arsonist
>>"a specialist in fire"?
> A specialist on fire needs a fire extinguisher, quickly.
Eh, two spotters with wet towels will often do the trick.
Unless you're using a loose enough definition of "fire extinguisher" to
cover *that* situation, in which case I'll agree with you.
firespinning is a really cool performance art, but not one I feel
terribly confident about undertaking myself