Subject: Re: Head's Up!*
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 04:58:08 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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I was going to stop, but then...

Duane Rettig  <> wrote:
| We still have a good argument going!

Alrighty, then!

| Harald Hanche-Olsen <> writes:
| > I was gonna ask if that was the possessive (the Up of the Head) or a
| > statement of fact (the Head is Up), but I restrained myself.
| Yeah, just like we say in California: "Surf's Up!".

"Surf's Up!" is indeed a simple statement of fact in the
indicative mood -- "The surf is up."  But "Heads Up!" is
imperative mood, as in "Get your @$!^$# heads up if you
don't want them knocked off!"  Think prairie dogs...    ;-}


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