Richard (alias "Long Dick") Chasmore

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 30 21:31:33 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 4:16 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
> Long _Dong_ Silver

A descendant, perhaps, of The Dong with the Luminous Nose, discussed
by Edward Lear?

Probably not, given that Long Dong is a pornstar - BTW, has anyone
else noted that any one who appears in any form of pornography is a
"pornstar" [sic WRT the spelling] and not merely a "porn actress" or a
"porn actor"? - and Lear's limerick is quoted - and illustrated - in
the 1942 edition of The Book of Knowledge, The Children's
Encyclopedia. And, of course, no one at that time would have exposed
an innocent child to a double-entendre that he wouldn't get till he
was in his 30's, needless to say.

Or not.


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