Pafra & Scott Catledge scplc at GS.VERIO.NET
Sun Aug 1 14:08:58 UTC 1999

I enjoyed your item; however, for the benefit of non-English majors,
"nunnery" in those anti-Roman Catholic days was a reference to a house of
ill repute.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Salovesh <t20mxs1 at CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU>
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 1999 1:23 AM
Subject: Ooops!

> Earlier this evening, I was putting away some freshly-done laundry in
> our bedroom. I turned the alarm clock radio on to our local NPR outlet
> to fill the silence.  I came in at the start of a program called
> "Marketplace", which usually is the home of corporate puff pieces and
> other business "news".  For me, it's a close call which is preferable:
> Marketplace or dead silence.
> I'm glad I left the radio on this time.
> They broadcast a short bit of alleged information about travel,
> announced by somebody introduced as "Mr. Savvy".  I'll try to quote his
> beginning:
> "Shakespeare got it right when he said 'get thee to a nunnery'.
> Travelers to Italy report that there are a number of convents and
> monasteries that provide
> excellent tourist accommodations.  Their low prices make them a great
> bargain."
> Mr. Savvy may not know much  about Shakespeare, but he is one hell of a
> comic.
> I started laughing so hard that I had to give up on the laundry sorting.
> It sure was a perfect demonstration of why people should forget the crib
> sheets and read both the full text and the footnotes.
> --  mike salovesh             <salovesh at>        PEACE !!!

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