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Default What bait to use in mousetraps?

"cavedweller" wrote in message
On Mar 12, 10:44 pm, "SteveB" wrote:
"cavedweller" wrote in message


On Mar 10, 11:20 am, Smitty Two wrote:
In article ,
Jim Elbrecht wrote:

On Sun, 09 Mar 2008 23:45:55 -0700, Smitty Two

In article
Steve wrote:

These dunk buckets work until the
herd either wises up (hasn't happened yet) or decimates (yes!)...

Decimate: Kill every tenth one. IME, less than satisfactory

If you're in 16th century Rome you'd only kill 10%. In 21st
America you're wiping the buggers out.


I guess that's one of my objections to 21st century America. We're so
illiterate that words don't mean what they mean anymore. All you have
do is look at the root of "decimate" to understand its etymology and
thence its meaning. What's next? "Halve" means cut into a thousand

Windmills, anyone?

Perhaps it's time for public caning. I sure think it would eliminate a
of the smaller crimes, and perhaps help people who need to castigate
get their angst out.


To whom do you refer?

The grammar and spelling police.