A Book containing the phrases "donkey's milk" "asses' milk" "she bathes in it" and "a regular Cleopatra"

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Anyone remember it? It also contained the following words:

notch
barrow
crotch
faggot
pegasus

One of the minor characters was a homosexual pianist who killed himself

Heave Ho, Tuesday, 7 March 2006 19:59 (thirteen years ago) link

It's somebody's diary, isn't it?

M. White (Miguelito), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 21:12 (thirteen years ago) link

Mrs Dale’s, as I recall.

Rex (Rex), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 08:36 (thirteen years ago) link

this sounds like a Must read... *runs to find and read*

Gov. Jerry Brown (Uber Alles), Thursday, 9 March 2006 14:57 (thirteen years ago) link

typical AAD humor aside, the book you are recalling is the apocalypse of thomas, shorter edition (the unabridged version is so heavily caked with batter you can scarcely read the *foreign* words). the distinctive feature of the A of T is, of course, the absurdly sharp paper stock on which it is printed. paper cuts are one thing, but mass vivosection (it was a standard reader for all my third forms) is another (very messy, very noisy) matter. best to wait until it has just sloughed, then read it quickly before a new shell starts to form. it also may be sauteed with garlic and butter at this stage. and by the way, it is not "pegasus," but "perasus" (a painful, hair-filled cyst that forms at the base of the spine). printer's conventions at the time rendered lower-case "r" in the form of the modern miniscule "g" in many OHG texts. aromatic inks were also quite common, at least more so than today. good copies are always sought -- best prices paid! i love you.

hurley (hurley), Wednesday, 15 March 2006 19:17 (thirteen years ago) link

that confusseled me..

Gov. Jerry Brown (Uber Alles), Monday, 27 March 2006 05:30 (thirteen years ago) link

hugley is again, quite natugally, on the specie, hitting nails on the head (amongst otheg locations), spot on, and even gight. Howeveg, he has failed to point out that since the Bosman guling, it's been deuced hagd to find good scgibes, not to mention illuminatogs, hence the paucity of editions abgidged or not.

M. White (Miguelito), Monday, 27 March 2006 14:44 (thirteen years ago) link

This is as good a place as any to point out that it was called Old High German 'cause it was, well, old to start with, and because they had a tendency to eat a good deal of ergot fungus infected wheat and wander around tripping balls for days on end. If you study the oldest Germanic tales closely, you'll notice there are several mentions of huge battles against the Romans that the Romans never mention. It's becoming increasingly clear that some tribes had mass hallucinated pitched battles with imaginary enemies.

M. White (Miguelito), Monday, 27 March 2006 20:21 (thirteen years ago) link

three months pass...
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lacuna coil, Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:05 (thirteen years ago) link

Thank You! Thank you! That does explain a lot.

Heave Ho, Tuesday, 4 July 2006 16:47 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

it had "another notch on your barrow" i believe

A guy called tomo who sold Tong vases

Heave Ho, Friday, 7 September 2007 03:06 (twelve years ago) link

eight years pass...

The book is 'Spring at the Winged Horse: The First Season of Rosie Carr' by Ted Willis

Don'tYouWorryAboutIt, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 20:24 (three years ago) link


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