What's all this got to do with the price of Matabele gumbo beans

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 15 21:27:40 UTC 2011

On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 10:38 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> I assume everyone knows that Matabele is the language spoken to the
> Reverend Lord Henry D'Ascoyne shortly before his untimely demise.

I don't, though I have heard of the language, thanks to a
Linguistics-101 prof who chose to use Bantu and not Indo-European in
his intro-to-comparative course.

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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