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Re: "the US's stance compared poorly with that of China"

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  • Julia Thompson
    ... 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,
    Message 1 of 10 , Nov 22, 2005
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      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.

      Julia

      firespinning is a really cool performance art, but not one I feel
      terribly confident about undertaking myself
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