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Complete set of leather bound Encyclopaedia Britannica in mint condition. Cost nearly £2,000 to collect.

Bargain at £1,000

Telephone 020 5436720

Reason for sale: Recently married and the wife knows absolutely everything.

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Laughing out loud *ducks out of line of fire*

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Seems like a perfectly good reason to me Laughing out loud
They have to try to rescue something from his imprudent, nay profligate, spending in the past.

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:?:
Are we to congratulate you on recent nuptials, sympathize with you on having a know-it-all esposa or mourn with you the loss of your Encyclopædia Britannica, a fine example of American publishing?

confused :?,

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It's humour. The whole post is humour Wink

...maybe it's too British!

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a fine example of American publishing

So was that, I think. :?
I now await the whole history of the publishing house - Websters or Merriam or the ultimate-hyphenated is it?

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It has been published in Chicago since the 1920s, which strikes me as humorous.

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The Encyclopædia Britannica first came to the United States in the form of a pirated edition printed in Philadelphia in 1790 by Thomas Dobson.

That sounds about right Wink Laughing out loud

http://www.britannica.co.uk/BritannicaCoUK_Info.htm#History

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