black bart wrote: DavidH wrote:
Hey, Bart, that's really good. But after 'pretty' you missed a chance for a naughtier rhyme.
I was going to go for naughty...but something came over me and I went all Keats/Betjeman.
It wont happen again!
^Et...is that poem referring to Skua Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Isles?
It may well be, Barty, I'm not sure. I just enjoyed the story it told, and looked it up because the rhyming drove me batty.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick
OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy
English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."