Why we should prepare

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One reason why we should prepare is so that we are not known by the same appellation that the king of England had in the year 1,000...Ethelred the unready!

-- Mad Monk (madmonk@hawaiian.net), July 26, 1999


Along the same lines,can sheeple be compared with King Canute who tried to stop the tide coming in? Guess what,he failed !

-- Chris (griffen@globalnet.co.uk), July 27, 1999.

Noah! Noah! (bang bang bang) It's REALLY raining out here!!! Let me in!

-- zoobiette (zoobiette@yahoo.com), July 28, 1999.

because "We could be heros...just for one day"

-- biker (y2kbiker@worldnet.att.net), July 28, 1999.

We should be aware that "unready" didn't mean simply "unprepared". In Olde English, "ready" (or more accurately "rede") meant "wise" or "well-counseled", so to be "unready" (or "redeless") was to be "lacking wisdom".

In other words, to be unready was to be a fool.

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), July 28, 1999.

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