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From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, June 20, 2008, 11:18
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

"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. >
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