[Taxacom] EOL announces call for 'research wishes'

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Wed Aug 22 00:13:15 CDT 2012

Perhaps EOL should adopt the "Song of the Ass" as its official anthem?
Just a technicality, but I made no comment about EOL other than to say that its abbreviated name, i.e., 'EOL' sounds somewhat like the noise a donkey makes (the latter of which is actually closer to EOR, EOR! But close enough ...)

From: Curtis Clark <lists at curtisclark.org>
To: "Walker, Ken" <kwalker at museum.vic.gov.au> 
Cc: "taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> 
Sent: Wednesday, 22 August 2012 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] EOL announces call for 'research wishes'

On 2012-08-21 9:05 PM, Walker, Ken wrote:
> Why is it that when someone tries to do some good for the community, people throw stones at them?

Sorry for the miscommunication: *only* the pun is intended (I don't know 
enough about EOL to have an opinion). In the European Middle Ages, the 
sound of a donkey braying was often likened to the Latin word "amen". 
The last verse of the Song of the Ass (or Orientis Partibus), from the 
south of France, is, "'Amen' dicas, asine, iam satur ex gramine. 'Amen', 
'amen' itera, aspernare vetera." You say "amen", ass, all filled with grass.

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