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From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, June 20, 2008, 11:48
Come to think of it, I think it was "strange women lying in lakes
distributing armaments". That's better. :)

On 6/20/08, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:
> That'd be precisely where I first heard the word. I wonder if the use > of the Arabic-derived "bint" with "scimitar" is just etymological > coincidence? > > "Strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a > system of government! ... You can't expect to wield supreme executive > power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you!" > > Used "sword" twice - seems like the writers ran out of synonyms for > "sword" before running out of derogatory terms for "woman"... > > > > On 6/20/08, And Rosta <and.rosta@...> wrote: >> Philip Newton, On 20/06/2008 09:28: >>> You missed the opportunity to write "i.e. rhyming with 'pint', not >>> 'bint'" :) Since "bint" is already a word. >>> >>> (It _does_ rhyme with 'skint', doesn't it? I've only encountered it in >>> writing so far.) >> >> It does indeed. I am surprised you've not encountered it: >> >> DENNIS, to KING ARTHUR: "I mean, if I went 'round saying I was an emperor >> just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put >> me >> away!" >> >> --And. >> > > -- > Sent from Gmail for mobile | > > Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> >
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