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A fellow bought a new car, a Nissan, and was quite happy with his purchase.

He was something of an animist, however, and felt that the car really ought

to have a name.  This presented a problem, as he was not sure if the name

should be masculine or feminine.

    After considerable thought, he settled on an naming the car either

Belchazar or Beaumadine, but remained in a quandry about the final choice.

    "Is a Nissan male or female?" he began asking his friends.  Most of

them looked at him pecularly, mumbled things about urgent appointments, and

went on their way rather quickly.

    He finally broached the question to a lady he knew who held a black

belt in judo.  She thought for a moment and answered "Feminine."

    The swiftness of her response puzzled him. "You're sure of that?" he


    "Certainly," she replied. "They wouldn't sell very well if they were


    "Unhhh...  Well, why not?"

    "Because people want a car with a reputation for going when you want

it to.  And, if Nissan's are female, it's like they say...  `Each Nissan, she


    [No, we WON'T explain it; go ask someone who practices an oriental

    martial art.  (Tai Chi Chuan probably doesn't count.)  Ed.]


Aliquid melius quam pessimum optimum non est.


Ego sum ens omnipotens.


Hodie natus est radici frater.

[ Unto the root is born a brother ]


Honi soit la vache qui rit.


Klatu barada nikto.


Mieux vaut tard que jamais!

[ Better late than never ]


Quid me anxius sum?

[ What? Me, worry? ]


semper en excretus



[ Always wear underwater ]


sillema sillema nika su


Tout choses sont dites deja, mais comme personne n'ecoute, il faut

toujours recommencer.

        -- A. Gide

[ All things have already been said, but since no one listens, one

  must always start again. ]



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