When I answer my telephone, I say logically only "Proceed." The caller always is temporarily confused or silent. How did he or she expect me to answer---by using some strange word whose etymology has to do with eternal damnation?
The Old Gargoyle is a cranky old pessimist, former anvil polisher and former bodyguard for Fats Domino, and currently President and C.E.O. of Tic-Doc Productions, who thinks he is humorous or witty. Please do not encourage him. And while you are in this blog room, please do not touch nor disturb anything---it would only upset him. Furthermore, he frequently naps, so be QUIET when you enter and leave.