CHAT: Queen Di (was: this'n'that)
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 14, 1999, 20:01|
Raymond A. Brown wrote:
> Eh? Battenberg's a type of cake; and scones are delicious with jam (jelly
> to you in the US) and cream :)
Wow. And did the North American League's General Moderator, John F.
Kennedy, really say "I am a jelly doughnut", too?
Anyhow, over *there* the Mountbatten family kept its original style of
Battenberg, I figure.
> >Commonly known as the "Queen of Hearts",
> who according to the well-known nursery rhyme made some tarts (only
> to have them stolen by the knave).
The scurrilous press has used a variant of this rhyme to accuse
her Majesty of, er, perversion. There is no truth in this whatever.
Even if there were, it is not a crime in England, thanks to Queen
Victoria P.'s well-known "pocket veto" of the relevant Bill.
> Umm - Queen of France? Maybe those words apocryphally ascribed to
> Queen Marie Antoinette *here* were really uttered *there* by Queen
> Diana of France:
> "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche!"
Not her style, I think. Anyway, Voltaire remains Voltaire.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
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You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
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