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Re: Plumbing

Posted by Miri Barak on June 13, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Plumbing posted by TheFallen on June 13, 2003

: : : : : "... Steven Spielber's close Encounters of the Third Kind, which also drew heavily on the services of a *renowned extra-cinematic "expert" - professional urologist J. Allen Hynek * - and hose release in 1978 was greeted with scarcely less awe than one would expect should a real UFO land next to the United Nations headquarters and begin dictating revelations to the General Assembly."

: : : : : I know Allen Hynek was a kind of advisor in the UFO subject, but I don't understand this urologist thing about him. Is it a kind of a joke? as far as I know He studied Astronomy.

: : : : : by Extra-cinematic, does he mean outside the world of cinema?

: : : : : most grateful as always
: : : : : Miri

: : : : He is a ufologist--one who studies UFOs.
: : : : Main Entry: ufol·o·gy
: : : : Pronunciation: yü-'fä-l&-jE
: : : : Function: noun
: : : : Usage: often capitalized UFO
: : : : Etymology: UFO + -logy
: : : : Date: 1959
: : : : : the study of unidentified flying objects
: : : : - ufo·log·i·cal /"yü-f&-'lä-ji-k&l/ adjective, often capitalized UFO
: : : : - ufol·o·gist /yü-'fä-l&-jist/ noun, often capitalized UFO

: : : And, yes, "extracinematic" means outside cinema.

: : You are really great! Always are!
: : And indeed someone took the piss and I think this time it's our teacher, because she said that she planted mistakes in the English original text.
: : I have a feeling you have found it!
: : Unless the writer is really sick!
: : Thanks again
: : Miri

: ... speaking of deliberate errors, don't forget the "hose" that's also in the text you were given. Mind you, I'm pretty sure that one of the frequent tasks performed by urologists would be hose release.

it's amazing - there's not end to what one can find in a text. hose - that is my error instead of whose!!! (unknowingly what it meant).
Thanks miri