Defecate (was Re: suppository??)

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Mon Aug 12 18:30:52 UTC 2013

Slightly OT, but this reminds me of when my 4yo sister many years ago caught a cricket and put it in a jar. She wanted to poke holes in the lid so the cricket wouldn't defecate.


On Aug 12, 2013, at 10:47 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:

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> On Aug 12, 2013, at 10:11 AM, David Barnhart wrote:
>> From _The Independent_ [London]
>> "On the campaign trail and addressing a Liberal Party event in the city of
>> Melbourne Mr Abbott said: 'No one -- however smart, however well-educated,
>> however experienced -- is the suppository of all wisdom.' Mr Abbott appeared
>> to mix up the word "suppository" with the word repository."
> Nobody in Australia can be the Suppository of All Wisdom, not when the U. S. Congress still exists.
> LH
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