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Re: CHAT: Water and wine (was: Corpses)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, November 10, 2003, 21:56
Isidora Zamora scripsit:

> Once again, thank you for enlightening me. Now that you have roughly > translated it, I can roughly understand the German text. It's very clever.
In Classical times, both Greeks and Romans considered people who drank unmixed wine to be incipient alcoholics, but drinking water without some alcohol to reduce the number of harmful bacteria was very dangerous. The emperor Nero's formal name was Tiberius Claudius Nero, but he was (very quietly) known as Biberius Caldius Mero = "drinker hot with unmixed [wine]". "Caldius" is a metathesis of "calidus". -- John Cowan Consider the matter of Analytic Philosophy. Dennett and Bennett are well-known. Dennett rarely or never cites Bennett, so Bennett rarely or never cites Dennett. There is also one Dummett. By their works shall ye know them. However, just as no trinities have fourth persons (Zeppo Marx notwithstanding), Bummett is hardly known by his works. Indeed, Bummett does not exist. It is part of the function of this and other e-mail messages, therefore, to do what they can to create him.


Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>