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Re: OT Nostalgic history of the pen (was Re: Phoneme winnowing continues

From:Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>
Date:Saturday, June 7, 2003, 4:46
John Cowan wrote:
> Roger Mills scripsit: > > >>(I've never heard "biro" either-- sounds like a trade name. For a while we >>distinguished "Bics", but that's generally a cheap cigarette lighter >>nowadays.) > > > Ah yes. Translation exercise (from the Bulwer-Lytton bad writing competition): > > The lovely woman-child Kaa was mercilessly chained to the > cruel post of the warrior-chief Beast, with his barbarian > tribe now stacking wood at her nubile feet, when the strong > clear voice of the poetic and heroic Handsomas roared, > "Flick your Bic, crisp that chick, and you'll feel my steel > through your last meal."
Good gravy...that sounds like a Dungeons & Dragons campaign as played by beatniks!