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Thread #59418   Message #3073912
Posted By: Amos
13-Jan-11 - 04:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Episode 16 "
"For the nonce he was rather nonplussed but inasmuch as the duty plainly devolved upon him to take some measures on the subject he pondered suitable ways and means during which Stephen repeatedly yawned."

Now, I have been, on several occasions, nonplussed for the nonce, but it doesn't pay, I tell ya. The nonce never appreciates it, not a word of thanks do you get, nor any repayment. You will never find the nonce being nonplussed for YOU, oh, no. It's not in its character to do that sort of thing for others. My advice is not to invest your efforts there, and to choose instead to be non-plussed for All Eternity, who at least might win a game or two, or even sweep the league.