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On Sat, 3 Nov 2001, Keith Gaughan wrote:

> At 13:23 02/11/01 -0800, you wrote:
>
> >On Fri, 2 Nov 2001, Keith Gaughan wrote:
> >
> > > At 11:26 02/11/01 -0800, you wrote:
> > > >On Fri, 2 Nov 2001, Keith Gaughan wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > At 10:55 02/11/01 -0800, you wrote:
> > > > > > > by collectioner, and "char", a violent, metallic, ugly war
> > vehicle. Now
> > > > > > dare
> > > > > > > say that voiced consonnants are harder than voiceless... :))))))))
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Christophe.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >This one always makes me laugh. In Joual (Quebecois - the name
> > comes from
> > > > > >the way the Quebecois outside of Montreal and Quebec (Capiatla
> > > > > >Nationale) pronounce the word "cheval"), anyway, in Joual "char" means
> > > > > >just a plain old everyday car, which it seems for most Quebecois is a
> > > > > >Renault 5.
> > > > >
> > > > > ?SYNTAX ERROR
> > > > > READY.
> > > >
> > > >Ha?
> > > >
> > > >You've flown past me like a Spitfire...
> > >
> > > Anybody out there ever have a C64?
> >
> >No, I had a Vic20 and still have an NEC PC-6001, the latter of which for
> >the above said simply:
> >
> >SN Error in [line number]
> >
> >It just gave two letter abbreviations instead of writing the whole word
> >out, mystifying me early on when it wrote stuff like "IN Error"
> >(IIRC) when (again, IIRC - it only happened once and a very long
> >time ago at that) a subroutine or somesuch was improperly nested.
>
> Microsoft BASIC, right? That's one nasty dialect. Commodore BASIC was a
> derivative of MS BASIC. It sucked.
>

Yup, thats it. MS Basic. I still remember some.

---frank