On Aug 12, 2006, at 12:27 AM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:

> Hal Fulton wrote:
>> Good point. :) Is it Vector or Vektor in German? As for "Value" -- I
>> think that's a good German word. Not sure.
> Speaking of German, there's an apocryphal tale about an American  
> visiting a German friend who was a chemistry professor. The  
> professor was taking him on a tour of the lab, and the American  
> remarked, "German universities seem to have lots of benefactors,  
> unlike the ones where I live." The professor asked, "Why do you say  
> that?" And the American replied, "Look at all the bottles on the  
> shelf -- most of them are marked 'Gift'."
>
> <rimshot>
>
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