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· 20 Oct 1998 16:25:46
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Two oddities for the record:-
There was a young Curate of Salisbury
Whose manners were halisbury - scalisbury:
He ran about Hampshire without any pampshire
Till told by his Bishop to walisbury!
Clues: The roman name for Salisbury was Sarum;
and (for non - British domiciled members) the recognised
abbreviation for ~Hampshire is Hants.
And one by Sir William Schwenk Gilbert (of Bab Ballads and Gilbert and
There was a young man of St Bee
Who was stung on the nose by a wasp:
When they asked "Did it hurt?", he replied "Not at all,
But at first I thought it was a Hornet".