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Re: Cox (was: News about Futurese)

From:Adrian Morgan <morg0072@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 13, 2002, 11:28
Jan van Steenbergen wrote:

> Reminds me of this nice piece of Middle English poetry: > > I HAVE A NOBLE COCK, he crows at break of day. > He makes me rise up early - my prayers for to say. > I HAVE A NOBLE COCK, the finest rooster yet. > His comb is of red coral. His tail - black as jet. > I HAVE A NOBLE COCK, he is a child of nature. > And when he sticks his neck out, and sings, it's quite a feature. > I HAVE A NOBLE COCK, his eyes can grow like amber. > And every night he perches in my lady's chamber!
Actually I thought of the old limerick: "There was a (forgotten) / who had a remarkable ass. / 'Twas not rounded and pink / as you probably think / 'twas grey, had long ears and ate grass". I know of at least one example of the same sense of humour going back to the first millennium ... I'm thinking of the riddle about onions quoted in the book "The Year 1000" (I don't have the book - I have the cassette edition - but someone here almost certainly knows it). Adrian.


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