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
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Salovesh <t20mxs1 at CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU>
To: <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 1999 1:23 AM
> 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
> "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
> Mr. Savvy may not know much about Shakespeare, but he is one hell of a
> 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 niu.edu> PEACE !!!
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