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A translation

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: A translation
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 17:47:27 +0000 (UTC)
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I have worked out the meaning of the phrase "go to doctor", used somewhat
frequently in this mailing list.  It has nothing to do with "gotos
considered harmful" or with a learned person.  It means, quite simply,
"I have lost this argument", but its etymology is obscure indeed.

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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