Camels vs. dromedaries?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Apr 4 00:15:23 UTC 2008

At 4:20 PM -0400 4/3/08, Laurence Horn wrote:
>At 3:16 PM -0500 4/3/08, Barbara Need wrote:
>>On 3 Apr 2008, at 15:02, Laurence Horn wrote:
>>>At 2:49 PM -0400 4/3/08, Mark Mandel wrote:
>>>>FWIW, I could never remember which of the Bactrian and dromedary was
>>>>which, till I looked at the capital B and capital D sideways.
>>>>Mark Mandel
>>>Aha.  So camels always tell the truth, unlike the moon, which
>>>always lies.
>>Unless you love south of the Equator!
>Good point!  Well, if you live south of the Equator, you have to
>stand on your head, and then the moon will always lie, plus you'll be
>able to grab on to the earth to keep from falling off.
I just noticed that Barbara, in this comment responding to my
invocation of the moon adage, was actually referring to what happens
if you *love* south of the Equator.  A simple typo, one wonders, or
grist for Sigmund's mill?


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