beating dead horsies...
fletchm at AGRIC.NSW.GOV.AU
Wed Dec 13 09:38:22 CST 1995
On Tue, 12 Dec 1995, Timothy S. Ross wrote:
> The "Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Horse Carcasses"
> (SPCHC) regrets a portion of a message recently posted on Taxacom. Ever
> since the days of the Roman Empire, horse corpses have been unnecessarily
> flogged ("Equi stiffi multi-smackati sunt..."). On behalf of dead horses
> everywhere, might we suggest that another mammal be chosen. Warm fuzzies
> that seem to escape this oppression include wombats, echidnas, galagoes,
> agoutis, kinkajous, okapis, wolverines, aye-ayes, binturongs, margays,
> gnus, elephant shrews, potoes, pandas, pangolins, and alpacas, to name a
> few. Your consideration of this matter will be greatly appreciated.
> Mammalially Yours,
> The SPCHC.
Actually, pangolins make good floggers with which to flog dead horses,
although platypuses/platypi/platypods or beavers are better.
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