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OT: Completely OT but, wotthehell Re: The many kinds of eunuch (was Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN)

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Sunday, October 19, 2003, 7:03
For all true lovers of fine software (ie, Linux) and deep belly laughs, I

True Secret History of Societe Commercial du On-dit (SCO)

It was long suspected, and has now been confirmed by Darth McBride's
ghostwritten autobiography and DIY classic "Eunuchs Made Simple", precisely
how Darth McBride was readied for his position as CEO.

This book - now given away free with every purchase of an item from the SCO
EunuchsWear lingerie range for the genitally-challenged male - also sheds
much-appreciated light on the infamous Fifteen Hundred Letters incident, when
Darth McBride, furious at his brand's cool reception by customers,
mass-mailed potential customers with the threat to raid their premises with
the Eunuchs Unleashed* legal squad, to remove various components alleged to
infringe his contracts.

*Eunuchs Unleashed - The lawyer-fanatics of the SCO Emperor.  They were men
from an educational background of such boredom that it killed six out of
thirteen persons before the age of eleven.  Their legal training emphasized
ruthlessness and a near-suicidal disregard for personal integrity.  They were
taught from infancy to use stupidity as a standard weapon, weakening
opponents with boredom.

(With profuse apologies to Frank Herbert.)

Wesley Parish

On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 06:59, you wrote:
> On 18 Oct 2003 at 9:53, Costentin Cornomorus wrote: > > Eunuch and castrato are certainly curious! A > > castrato is made before puberty starts; a eunuch > > is made after puberty (obviously by removing the > > gonads). > > There are, in fact, many kinds of eunuch (testes, penis, or both > removed and/or crushed, compounded by whether the alteration occured > in childhood or adulthood) in the world -- at least historically, in > various cultures -- such that the word "eunuch" itself may be said to > be somewhat of an overgeneralisation by those who care sufficiently > about the subject. Even within single cultures, different terms and > status were used for men who had undergone the same alteration for > different purposes. Some cultures include regular or ceremonial > transvestites among the general class of "eunuchs", regardless of > genitalia. Others include all infertile men in this class, even if > they are infertile through birth defects or disease. > > > > > > Paul
-- Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."


John Cowan <cowan@...>