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  • I actually commented to my husband as we watched the guy patiently go back to the lake umpty-ump times for water "the only difference between now and a hundred years ago is that in the old days it probably would have been a burro going back and forth to the lake bringing water to put the fire out"!

    Fire on the mountain...

  • Example: Say ump hundred, umpty-ump, umpteen or ump years ago, non-central character X unleashes the Dark Lord or steals the MacGuffin Device, only to be Horribly Killed immediately for their Terrible Folly, leaving aforesaid Dark Lord/MacGuffin Device loose in the world to create merry havoc.

    On Prologues

  • Coming in November, the latest original anthology from me and my sometime-partner, Gardner Dozois (former editor of ASIMOV's and winner of umpty-ump Hugo Awards as our field's best editor): SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH.

    Love. Death. Sex. Heartbreak.

  • Coming in November, the latest original anthology from me and my sometime-partner, Gardner Dozois former editor of ASIMOV's and winner of umpty-ump Hugo Awards as our field's best editor: SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH.

    Love. Death. Sex. Heartbreak.

  • That is, take the existing unwieldy 15 Cabinet departments -- and umpty-ump independent agencies -- and collapse them into a user-friendly quintet:

    Management by Re-organization, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Final score: (1 - umpty-ump) for the writer; (N - (N * umpty-ump)) for the publisher.

    Hype Hype Hoorah!

  • Final score: - (1 + umpty-ump) for the writer; - (N * (1 + umpty-ump)) for the publisher.

    Hype Hype Hoorah!

  • Now the only problem is unpacking the umpty-ump zillions of boxes and figuring out ‘did I pack that widget in this box or that one?’.

    2006 October « Hyperpat’s HyperDay

  • This means that on Super Bowl Sunday, there is a vague possibility I could go grocery shopping without being stuck in bumper to bumper traffic, getting diverted onto roads where All Routes Lead To Stadium, and having to pay umpty-ump bucks for a parking space.

    Blathering Lockdown: Day Nine « Whatever

  • Just a quick last-minute reminder that I'm doing the guest thing at ConQuest San Francisco this Labor Day weekend, as I have the last umpty-ump such.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

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