Arie needs a coupla books...
pflip at tiscalinet.it
Mon Feb 7 16:31:28 CET 2000
>>a story I'm surprised nobody mentioned
>> (or maybe I missed that) is "The Duck That Never Was"...
>Isn't the real title "The Duck Who Never Was"???
Indeed, I was quoting from memory and, as it often does, it
failed me :-)
But you did recognize the story I was talking about, didn't you ?
>>(I'm a Capra fan, too)..
>Capra or Carpa??? Are you just sleepy or you just take a heavy dose of
>>I don't see any silver lining in this cloud...
>Lightning maybe??? Wow, you must be takin' somethin' ;-)
Ma'af, man, but you DO need a bit of advice...
First, I suggest you to be a bit more careful about how you address
people, even when it's apparently clear that you're joking, somebody
might just take it seriously...
Second, you might need a couple of books.
The first would be on American Cinema, where you would discover the
existence of Frank CAPRA, a great movie director who, among various
masterpieces, in 1946 made a movie titled "It's a wonderful life",
and if you get a chance of actually watching that movie, you may notice
a certain resemblance of its plot to that of Don's "The Duck WHO never
To be as clear as crystal, Don's story is a hommage to Frank Capra's
The second book, and that's really useful, I bought one myself long ago,
would be a dictionary of idiomatic phrases in English, where you would
discover that the phrase "Every cloud has a silver lining" means that
even in the worst situation one might find a positive angle, to put it
Lining = the covering of the inner surface of anything
And, here's another one for your crash course in idiomatics, which
BTW fits perfectly...
"Put it in your pipe and smoke it!"
>BTW, in what city were you?
Oh, I've been mostly around Sumatra and, later, Bali, in Java I
just managed a rather short visit to Yogya and surroundings.
Selamat tinggal :-)
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