[Groop]NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF INDEPENDENCE
Fri, 17 Nov 2000 17:38:37 -0600
If I remembered what a petard was I might be outraged, embarrassed, wroth,
etc., but instead I looked it up and found out it was (from
1.A small bell-shaped bomb used to breach a gate or wall.
2.A loud firecracker.
[French pétard, from Old French from peter, to break wind, from pet, a
breaking of wind, from Latin pditum, from neuter past participle of pdere,
to break wind; see pezd- in Indo-European Roots.]
Now I'm REALLY confused, but I suppose that's a general state of mind for
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Gee! And I didn't even know you *had* any petards!
>By God, I've been hoisted on my own petard! The Groo was mine.
>I didn't know the actual conversion rate between litres and gallons, which
>is why I was using approximations. If 3.7 litres equals a gallon, then the
>price is $4.662 to $4.995 per gallon. I was equating one litre to one
>quart in my original estimation.
>The most common price I saw was 88 pence, so let's use that shall we?
>88p * 1.5 = $1.32 per litre
>$1.32 * 3.7 = $4.884 per gallon
>Still rawther expensive, eh wot?
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