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Subject:Re: A Friday word-choice funny From:Robert Bononno <bononno -at- ACF2 -dot- NYU -dot- EDU> Date:Sat, 2 Oct 1993 21:56:02 -0400
> This comes from a friend who email out humor...
> Subject: The Joy of Lex
> >From The Economist:
> France's greatest lexicographer, Emile Littre', was once found by
> his wife, in flagrante, and in the conjugal bedroom at that, with their
> housemaid. Happily, the exchange that followed makes sense almost as well in
> English as in French.
> "Emile," cried Mrs Littre', "I am surprised!" "No, my dear," replied
> the erring lexicographer calmly. "You are astonished. It is we who are