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Land Shark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-05 09:35 PM
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75. Time to "launch your own land shark" in your own state
if you've been thinking about this already. However, this term launching a land-shark is, at best, an inside DU joke definition for filing a lawsuit.

(Though the term "land shark" for a lawyer is in use generally and was used in 1866 by Mark Twain in a published letter called "Whaling Trade" in which he wrote 'there's more land-sharks (lawyers) in 'Frisco than there are fiddlers in hell....")

Fiddlers seem to be better understood these days, probably in part because land-sharks are still launching in 'Frisco and many other parts yonder, while fiddling on the roof has become tame and quaint.
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