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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 You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)