"palfrey" = medieval warhorse; charger

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jul 10 05:00:12 UTC 2009

At 7/9/2009 07:55 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>She may have strained for "palfrey" because it sounds so much more medieval.
>As it relates to WW1 aviators, the knightly image itself has been trite for
>over ninety years now.
>And it was not true of aerial combat anyway.

Are you telling Virginia that Snoopy is not real?  How cruel!  My
(World War I) hero!


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