More semantic drift?

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Fri Feb 29 03:51:05 UTC 2008

>Boucicault certainly knows his octoroons, but he did make one glaring
>error, even for his day. It's the curse of Ham, not Cain.

I suppose he might have worried that his audience would have thought
it a dietary reference... "The curse of ham? How about the curse of
pork chops?"

James Harbeck.

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