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I don't like the word milieu. A client used it in an e-mail today. I think that people who use it just want to seem French. If you want to be French take off your clothes and go to the beach. On second thought if this client did that there would be many people walking about saying Call me Ishmael!

I like the word conundrum. It sounds like it could be sung by Jefferson Airplane to the tune of White Rabbit. Grace Slick is cool. She'd never use the word milieu.

I think only Law Professors should be allowed to use the words ergo or vis a vis. Unless, of course, your doing a crossword puzzle.

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countfroggy
Aug. 19th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
You do realize White Rabbit was done by the Great Society (Grace and Darby's band before the Airplane)? I still have the vinyl.
jellomarx
Aug. 19th, 2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
the Great Society
I never heard of them. I'll look into it. Was Lyndon Johnson in that group?
countfroggy
Aug. 19th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
Re: the Great Society
I'll save you some time...from Wikipedia (accurate to my memory - I have the two separate albums).
The Great Society was a 1960s San Francisco psychedelic rock band. The band is remembered as Grace Slick's first band and was in fact started by her brother Darby Slick. The Great Society was together for only one year and released only one single in 1966, "Somebody to Love" (originally titled "Someone to Love"). Later tapes of the 1966 live performances at The MATRIX in San Francisco were released as two separate albums:
The Great Society - Conspicuous Only In Its Absence (1968),
The Great Society - How It Was (1968).
The two albums were later repackaged as a double LP called Collector's Item in 1971.

Conspicuous Only In Its Absence The Great Society Initial release : 1968 Columbia CS-9624

Tracks
Sally, Go 'Round The Roses (Stevens/Sanders)
Didn't Think So (G Slick)
Grimly Forming (Vandergeler)
Somebody to Love (D Slick)
Father Bruce (G Slick/D Slick/J Slick/Minor)
Outlaw Blues (Dylan)
Ofter As I May (G Slick)
Arbitration (Vandergeler)
White Rabbit (G Slick)

Musicians

Grace Slick - piano, vocals
Darby Slick - guitar
David Minor - guitar
Jerry Slick - drums
Peter Vandergeler - bass

Credits
Producer - Peter Abram

How It Was The Great Society Initial release : 1968 Columbia CS-9702

Tracks

That's How It Is (Minor)
Darkly Smiling (D Slick)
Nature Boy (Ahbez)
You Can't Cry (Minor)
Daydream Nightmare (Minor)
Everybody Knows (D Slick)
Born to Be Burned (D Slick/J Slick)
Father (D Slick/G Slick/J Slick/Minor)

Musicians
Grace Slick - piano, vocals
Darby Slick - guitar
David Minor - guitar
Jerry Slick - drums
Peter Vandergeler - bass
Credits
Producer - Peter Abram

Track information source is The Grateful Dead Family Discography ([1])
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