Mastering Python (OT)

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Mon Apr 2 16:23:53 CEST 2007


Steve Holden wrote:

> Speaking of which, here's a limerick To read it you need to know not 
> only that Hampshire is colloquially know as Hants, but also that 
> Salisbury's ancient Roman name is Sarum.
> 
> There once was a young man of Salisbury
> Whose manners were most halisbury-scalisbury
> He visited Hampshire
> Without any pampshire
> Till somebody told him to walisbury.

Not to mention the meaning (or at least existence)
of the phrase harum-scarum and the pronounciation
of Sarum and the possible wordplay inherent in...

... oh well, you know what I mean!

I had a laugh, anyway. Thanks, Steve.

TJG



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