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    SubjectOFFTOPIC: show stopper
    > One silly linguistic question: what is "show stopper"
    > in plain... mmm... English ? :-) :-)

    According to my Webster's

    DEFINE show-stopper
    DEFINITION 0
    show-stop-per \-,sta^:p-er\ n (1946)
    1 : an act, song, or performer that wins applause so prolonged as
    to interrupt a performance
    2 : something or someone exceptionally arresting or attractive
    <the gold crown was showstopper of the exhibition>

    Whether this definition qualifies as 'plain' English is up to the
    reader...

    Martin

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