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"If you want to record a certain program, let's say at 2 a.m. on the first of January 2000, if (your VCR) is not Y2K-compliant, it will not be recorded." -- Alan Chan, Permanent Secretary, Singapore's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, October 20, 1999

Reported by the Arlington Institue:

-- Jeff Gerber (, November 23, 1999


Such an afflatus.

-- Spidey (in@jam.yawn), November 23, 1999.

Words of wisdom from the Permanent Secretary of Singapore's Ministry of Communications and Information, to be sure. Let's see now:

In Japanese: "toosuto";

In Spanish: "tostada";

In Portuguese: "brinde";

In French: "pain grille";

In Italian: "pane tostato";

And in German, English, and most parts of the U.S. south: "toast"...

What language do the people of Singapore speak?

-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), November 23, 1999.

And the answer is...


Which would render your favorite bar-b-qued wheat product as


-- midas (, November 23, 1999.


And what exactly does afflatus mean?

Enquiring minds want to know...

-- midas (, November 23, 1999.

does it mean "without gas"?

-- mary v. (, November 23, 1999.

Ha, know-nothing foreigners! The citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland have been prepared by our majestic government for this horrific eventuality. All we need do is change the date on our video recorders to 1972 (same days, same dates, leap year) and we will be able to record the last flickering pictures of screaming mobs tearing down Nelson's Column. ;)

Well, actually. :(

-- Colin MacDonald (, November 23, 1999.

afflatus, n. (uh-FLAY-tus) 1. The personification of a gaseous wind, without substance; 2. A walking, talking fart, or the evidence thereof. (deriv: flatus, flatulence)

(IOW, beats me. I'm just making this stuff up as I go along. Could you tell?)

-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), November 23, 1999.


-- Dave (, November 23, 1999.

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