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Re: Cox (was: News about Futurese)

From:Christian Thalmann <cinga@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 13, 2002, 14:49
--- In conlang@y..., John Cowan <jcowan@R...> wrote:
> 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.
Then it should be "...a girl of high class". Then again, those kind of girls don't tend to have donkeys. =P -- Christian Thalmann


John Cowan <jcowan@...>