From: dan on
Conor <conor(a)> writes:

>> hypothecate [ha?'p????ke?t]
>> vb
>> 1. (Law) (tr) Law to pledge (personal property or a ship) as security for a debt without transferring possession or title
>> 2. (Economics) to allocate the revenue raised by a tax for a specified purpose See also bottomry
> VEry good. I notice you snipped out the rest of that definition as I got
> mine from the very same page.

It matters diddly how much of the definition of "hypothecate" I snipped,
given that the part I didn't snip (clause 2 above) is (a) the relevant
definition when talking about hypothecation of taxes; (b) not a
definition it shares with the word "hypothesize". The two words are not
the same as each other.

Hope this helps. Don't hesistate to ask if you have any other questions


From: dan on
JNugent <JN(a)> writes:

>>>>>> If you live only 2.5m from town, that's urban. You'd call Speke (SE
>>>>>> Liverpool) or Wythenshawe (S Manchester) urban, and each is
>>>>>> seven miles or more from town.

and then

> You did notice that everything was predicated on what you had said?
> That's why it started with an if.

Some people aren't very good at conditionals. It can leads to all kinds
of daft accusations

From: mileburner on

"The Medway Handyman" <davidlang(a)> wrote in message
> Phil W Lee wrote:
>> But don't let the facts confuse you - just get your polluting cage to
>> the junkyard, where it can be safely recycled into something more
>> appropriate, and the danger of it's presence in public areas can be
>> removed.
> Good idea - I'll run my business from a bike or use the bus. I wonder why
> I didn't think of that?

I saw a local painter and decorator using an old trades bike the other day.
Those ones with a small wheel at the front and a big basket. He had paint
tins and brushes and carried an advert with his name and phone number.

I thought it was quite a good idea.

From: mileburner on

"johnwright" <""john\"@no spam"> wrote in message
> mileburner wrote:

>> Regardless of fault, it was still dangerous, otherwise no one would have
>> died.
> <LOL> What planet do you live on? None in this solar system I see.

Do you have non-dangerous sudden impact trauma death on your planet?

From: mileburner on

"Conor" <conor(a)> wrote in message
> In article <hf2vfq$3me$1(a)>, mileburner says...
>> > He crashed into them however they created the situation. How were his
>> > actions dangerous?
>> He crashed into them. That is dangerous.
> Your lack of ability to prove otherwise is noted.
> How was his driving dangerous?

Why is it the non-cycling motorists seem to have little or no sense of

Just curious.