CHAT: Obscenity in British comedy,
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, June 22, 2002, 22:08|
Tim May scripsit:
> Historical note: Johnson, Samuel (1709-84), English lexicographer,
> writer, critic and conversationalist. Noted particularly for his
> _Dictionary of the English Language_ (1755).
And frequent quotee by me and B.P. Jonson on this list.
In fact two ladies congratulated him for leaving out the rude words,
to which he replied, "Ah, my dears, I see you have been looking for them."
John Cowan <jcowan@...> http://www.reutershealth.com
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