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LOL!  Sometimes you really crack me up :-D .  "Certainly" instead of
"I do"!  I had to explain to my wife why I was red in the face with
laughter, but she didn't get it.
 
- Zeno
 
On Mon, 2 Nov 1998 20:44:07 -0800, Don Harlow wrote:
>I spent many years devoting all my energies to suppressing information
>about Ido. In fact, I was personally responsible for the fact that =
nobody
>at the founding meeting of the UN in 1946 was more than peripherally =
aware
>of Ido's existence; not bad, for a four-year-old kid. I was so fanatical
>about this that at my wedding, when the minister asked "Do you, =
Donald...",
>I insisted on answering "Certainly" instead of "I do", in order not to =
give
>the minister, the wedding guests, or my bride any pernicious ideas. You
>just can't get any more silently conspiratorial than that! Then I =
belatedly
>discovered two things:
>
>(1) The paycheck was too small;
>
>(2) The work was about as fulfilling as striving to make a heavy rock =
roll
>down a steep hill.
>
>At which point I also gave up smoking, not to mention assassinations and
>abductions. Why, I didn't even fire off an angry letter to Paramount =
when,
>in an early episode of "The Next Generation", the crew of the =
_Enterprise_
>encountered an attractive race of pseudo-Nords called the "Ido".
>
>
>-- Don HARLOW
>http://www.webcom.com/~donh/
>(English version: http://www.webcom.com/~donh/dona.html)