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Screwtape e-mails

Postby Karen » 25 May 2007, 17:58

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Postby Sven » 25 May 2007, 19:40

heh, excellent!

...And I would also suggest selecting one that uses the Windows operating system; it was designed by some of our own people and is very likely the most significant catalyst for spontaneous profanity currently in existence.
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Afraid! Of Him? O, never, never! And yet -- and yet -- O, Mole, I am afraid!
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Postby A#minor » 25 May 2007, 22:41

Those are awesome! I wish they'd write some more! Quite entertaining.


" TTFN (please ask Slumtripet if you are unfamiliar with this acronym). "

What does TTFN stand for? :thinking:
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Postby Karen » 25 May 2007, 23:08

Ta ta for now (i.e. goodbye).
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Postby nomad » 26 May 2007, 00:40

That was excellent. Not only a clever idea, but very well done. This should be required reading for participation in the RSP forums.

I learned what ttfn meant from Tigger.
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Postby jo » 26 May 2007, 17:14

that's hilarious :D
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Postby ancientdogma » 07 Jun 2007, 04:52

SUPERB! What a great thing to read upon coming back to ITW after a long long while for a quick peak.
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Postby VixenMage » 16 Jun 2007, 15:47

:toothy-grin: That was awesome, Karen! Great idea, whoever came up with it.
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Postby Karen » 16 Jun 2007, 16:33

VixenMage wrote::toothy-grin: That was awesome, Karen! Great idea, whoever came up with it.


It was written by the woman who writes that blog.
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Postby carol » 20 Jun 2007, 20:00

nomad wrote:I learned what ttfn meant from Tigger.


Actually, Tigger never used it. The expression came from a WW2 English radio comedy series, while Tigger and friends were created in the 1920s.

You learned it from Disney's rewrite of Tigger. :tongue:

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Edit: This link to the Screwtape email is delightful! It's the sort of thing that others could write more of! The other thing that I see the Patient wasting his time on would be onsending emails about out of date issues, hoax concerns and viruses, and other people's panic writing. It generally seems to be Christians with little internet experience who waste time on those. :smile:
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Postby VixenMage » 21 Jun 2007, 01:47

Karen wrote:
VixenMage wrote:
That was awesome, Karen! Great idea, whoever came up with it.


It was written by the woman who writes that blog.


I gathered that. (I was just being lazy and didn't feel like looking up the author. :tongue: )
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Postby friendofaslan » 24 Jun 2007, 18:57

For even more hilarious and articulate modern Screwtape letters, check out this one by humorist, author, and speaker Eric Metaxas:

http://www.godspy.com/reviews/Screwtape-On-The-DaVinci-Code-by-Eric-Metaxas.cfm

The author has also recorded a very realistic sounding Screwtape reading his review of The Da Vinci Code.
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Postby stshores24 » 24 Jun 2007, 20:37

I got a good laugh about the emails. Thanks for sharing that...and I love the name of the blog! Bloggin-Dazs...pure genius. :)
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Postby Yattara » 26 Jun 2007, 16:00

*sniggering in her corner.*

I was thinking shortly after reading the Letters what they would be like if Lewis had written them in this day and age. This comes rather close to what I'd had in mind, I must say. :smile:

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Postby NescaPoulita » 25 Jun 2008, 17:32

Thank you for the link! They are really clever and well written, I was laughing as hard as I could sice I'm at work :rolleyes:

The reference to Windows is hilarious! :lol: "...the most significant catalyst for spontaneous profanity currently in existence." Priceless!!
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