Oh, Danny Boy...
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 93 20:04:54 PDT
Subject: Oh, Danny Boy...
From: Keith Bostic
From: TMANCUSO@drunivac.drew.edu ([Tina] Open Mouth, Insert Brain.)
I know that our dearly beloved ex-vice president Dan Quayle is no
longer in office, but I think this is still amusing enough to post.
Last semester during a particularly boring class in Artificial
Intelligence, I began looking through the index of the textbook
(_Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming_ by Peter Norvig,
copyright 1992 by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers). In the Q section, I
came across this entry:
Quayle, Dan, 735
Completely mystified as to why Dan Quayle would be mentioned in my AI
text, I turned to page 735. The topic on the page had to do with
auxiliary verbs (the chapter was on creating an English grammar).
Nowhere was Quayle's name mentioned on the page. Figuring that the
entry was a mistake or something, I started to close the book when I
noticed, about halfway down the page, three sentences which were
intended to illustrate the three "senses" of the verb "be." The three
"He is a fool."
"He is a Republican."
"He is in Indiana."
© 1993 Peter Langston