tent-pissing follow-up

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 14 15:53:39 UTC 2013

Remember the Gay Nineties? Of course not. But my grandmother told me how
difficult and disagreeable it could be to cross the street in New York
City, especially if you were a female in one of those dresses.

Movies leave this out.


On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 12:35 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Subject:      Re: tent-pissing follow-up
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> Garson O'Toole wrote:
> >> The horse urine seems to land directly below the horse.
> Wilson Gray wrote:
> > May I assume, then, that the sight of rubber-shod horses pulling
> > milk-trucks and concomitantly both leaking and dumping in the public way
> > had ceased to be a common feature of the cityscape in your youth, Garson?
> I've been on the planet for more than half a century, but I have not
> seen horse-drawn milk trucks. Camels demonstrating retromingency was
> another sight I missed in my admittedly provincial upbringing. Garson
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