Richard (alias "Long Dick") Chasmore

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Sun Jul 31 13:06:16 UTC 2011

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------Original Message------
From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2011 10:43:33 PM GMT-0400
Subject: Re: [ADS-L] Richard (alias "Long Dick") Chasmore

On Jul 30, 2011, at 5:46 PM, paul johnson wrote:

> Paul Johnson
> Just as there are no models, only super ones; no one labors in the
> fertile triangle they only star there.  Something to do with menus,
> there are no 'smalls' anymore

I blame olives.

> On 7/30/2011 4:31 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>> 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.
>> Youneverknow.
>> --
>> -Wilson
>> -----
>> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
>> to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
>> -Mark Twain
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