Spending a British Currency Unit

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Sun Feb 29 23:11:09 UTC 2004

Doug Wilson quotes:

> Recorded by A. W. Read, 1928: a non-mercenary version:
> Here I sit all broken hearted
> Came to shit and only farted

As I learned it, except for the "all".

When I was an undergrad in the Classics Dep't of CCNY, one professor
(Robert Hennion) whiled away his straphanging time by classicizing such
items. This is the only one I recall:

  Hic jaceo, cor meum peredi.
  Pecunia impensa modo pepedi.

-- Mark A. Mandel

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