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Re: Cox (was: News about Futurese)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 13, 2002, 11:59
Adrian Morgan scripsit:

> Actually I thought of the old limerick: "There was a (forgotten) /
"Young maid from Madras". Mentioning a woman in a context of light verse (or jokes) automatically sets up salacious expectations which in this case are going to be defeated. That tradition goes back to Old English too.
> who had a remarkable ass. / 'Twas not rounded and pink / as you > probably think / 'twas grey, had long ears and ate grass".
Of course, people from Madras tend to be brown, not pink! You can't have everything. -- John Cowan Please leave your values | Check your assumptions. In fact, at the front desk. | check your assumptions at the door. --sign in Paris hotel | --Miles Vorkosigan