Re: A Friday word-choice funny

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

Clearly apocraphyl....
Robert Bononno

> 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
> surprised."

> ------- End of Forwarded Message

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