[Nagnagnag] Biochemical Dread - 'Zanderix'

Clive Harris clive at doglover.com
Fri Apr 4 13:19:58 EST 2003


Hooray!  I *knew* I'd seen the word somewhere else! :-)

Does it look at all like the fish nicknamed "Miller's Thumb" - a stumpy, ugly thing!  Anyway, I imagine the fish Zander must have something to do with sand.  Guessing again!

Cheers,
Clive

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Evans, Lee (ELS)" <l.evans at elsevier.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 11:58:26 +0100 
To: "'nagnagnag at hollyfeld.org'" <nagnagnag at hollyfeld.org>
Subject: RE: [Nagnagnag] Biochemical Dread - 'Zanderix'

> For what it's worth...a zander is a species of fish (also known as a
> pikeperch, Stizostedion lucioperca)...that's what comes from working on an
> ecology database...
> 
> cheers
> Lee
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Clive Harris [mailto:clive at doglover.com]
> Sent: 04 April 2003 11:56
> To: nagnagnag at hollyfeld.org
> Subject: RE: [Nagnagnag] Biochemical Dread - 'Zanderix'
> 
> 
> Thank you, Maarten & Danny for clearing that up.
> 
> I think the reference Kirk is trying to make is that of the evil emperor
> trying to stamp out trouble-making elements.  What with Bush being the
> emperor and Saddam Hussein dwelling in a sandy place, I think that must be
> it.
> 
> For further info, I did ask the Dutch-speaking decorator and he also said
> that "zander" just meant "sand".  He also emphasised that "zander" is
> pronounced "sonder" to us English-types! :-)
> 
> Cheers,
> Clive
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Thierens, Danny" <ThierenD at kochind.com>
> Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 03:56:41 -0600
> To: "'nagnagnag at hollyfeld.org'" <nagnagnag at hollyfeld.org>
> Subject: RE: [Nagnagnag] Biochemical Dread - 'Zanderix'
> 
> > I think it is a 100 % made up, I don't think is a "know" tale. I very
> > quickly read through it, it about how an evil emperor tracks down,
> emprisons
> > and tries to execute bunch of bizar-ies, strange creatures responsible for
> > all kinds of mischief in the emperor's society. Zanderix (zand is Dutch
> for
> > "sand") is made of sand and likes to bake sand-pies. He was hiding in a
> > sand-box on a children's playground, but was captured by means of a sieve.
> > 
> > I'm not sure what Mr. Kirk is trying to tell us here ... in case there is
> a
> > message in this tale.
> > 
> > Silly-mode off ... back to work. :-(
> > 
> > dv8
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From:	Clive Harris [SMTP:clive at doglover.com]
> > > Sent:	Friday, April 04, 2003 10:40 AM
> > > To:	nagnagnag at hollyfeld.org
> > > Subject:	RE: [Nagnagnag] Biochemical Dread - 'Zanderix'
> > > 
> > > Could it be some kind of allusion to the idea of a huge empire against
> > > little monsters, or something?
> > > 
> > > I've never heard of the story, nor can I speak Dutch, so that's a wild
> > > guess.  We've got a Dutch-speaking decorator in at the moment (no,
> > > really!) so I might ask him if he's heard of this tale.
> > > 
> > > Clive
> > > 
> > > ###
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Thierens, Danny" <ThierenD at kochind.com>
> > > Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 01:37:08 -0600
> > > To: "'nagnagnag at hollyfeld.org'" <nagnagnag at hollyfeld.org>
> > > Subject: RE: [Nagnagnag] Biochemical Dread - 'Zanderix'
> > > 
> > > > I found this reference too
> > > > http://www.spookslot.com/interbos/cyberwar/cyberwar16.html
> > > > 
> > > > It seems to be a story written in Dutch (my native tongue). Looks like
> a
> > > bit
> > > > of a mix between ancient - Rome and a tale about gobblins.
> > > > 
> > > > dv8
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> 
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> (Richard Feynmann, on the nature of scientific discovery.)
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