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December 4, 2006

Jeff R: Critical Distinction

Mark Twain once said that, in writing, the difference between almost the right word and the right word was the difference between a lightning bug and lightning.

Vice Principal Saunders thought about that as he prepared to address the gathered crowd, ready to begin their four-year sojurn through the world of high school. He cleared his throat. Feedback wailed, and then a spark from the amps jumped to the metal bleachers, and a horrific smell filled the auditorium.

See, in electrical engineering, the difference between the right wire and almost the right wire is the difference between elocution and electrocution.

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I didn't say welcome last week, so... welcome!

Posted by: Tanya at December 4, 2006 8:35 PM · Permalink

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