Re: [ADS-L] when "i ntercourse" got funny

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Wed Sep 27 20:12:11 UTC 2006

In a message dated 9/27/06 3:30:07 PM, zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU writes:

> google on "intercourse the penguin" to see the probable source of its
> current popularity.

The Monty Python sketch is pretty funny, and MP has certainly been popular
over the years, but "intercourse yourself," etc. would seem to me obvious enough
that people would continue to invent it independently--and doubtless did
before the sketch was aired.

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