[lit-ideas] Re: 5 Short Stories

  • From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 16:03:51 -0700

on 5/14/04 12:29 PM, JulieReneB@xxxxxxx at JulieReneB@xxxxxxx wrote:

> <<bucket shop hernia repair >>
> I just *have* to ask what this means....
A "bucket shop" is (or was) a discount, and possibly fly-by-night(!), travel
agent.  By extension, a "bucket shop hernia repair" would be done by a
fellow you meet in the back of some pub, who has very good prices and not a
lot of scruples.

I made it up.

David Ritchie
Portland, Oregon

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