Re: Baryshnikov

Subject: Re: Baryshnikov
From: Dianne Walsh <ldwalsh -at- VOICENET -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 1996 19:35:28 -0500

At 12:49 PM 12/12/96 -0700, you wrote:
>Beth Mazur writes:

>When Mikhail Baryshnikov leaps 6 feet in the air, performs a flawless
>pas a deus, and lands light as a feather, there will be some people
>who think, "That didn't look so hard - I could do that." (BTW,
>I'm sure I massacred the spelling above - please don't bother to
>send me corrective emails.)

>It wasn't the spelling that had me ROTFL, but rather the thought of Misha
performing a pas de deux 6 feet in the air. A pas de deux is a dance for two
people; i.e., a duet. They aren't normally done 6 feet up.

Yes, I know this isn't really about technical writing--and I'm not making
fun of Beth--but I just couldn't resist. Besides, maybe it DOES have
something to do with TW--I'm the mom of a professional ballet dancer/dance
teacher/soon-to-be physical therapy major.
Dianne Walsh E-Mail: ldwalsh -at- voicenet -dot- com
Sr. Technical Writer or: ldw -at- locke -dot- ccil -dot- org
MEDecision Inc. URL:

If things improve with age, I'm nearly perfect.


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