I'd like to call a particular inherited method rather than the one in 
my immediate ancestor. For instance

class Parent
     def to_s
         super.to_s + " Parent-specific stuff here."
     end
end

class Child < Parent
     def to_s
          # I want to call Object.to_s here ...
     end
end

I can't figure out the right syntax. Any hints? For what it's worth 
I'm using Ruby 1.8.1.

Normally I wouldn't want to skip an ancestor method for fear of 
violating the Liskov Substitution Principle. For to_s, though, it 
seems reasonable enough to me.

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