the purpose of cavalry

James Landau jjjrlandau at EARTHLINK.NET
Tue Feb 28 01:01:40 UTC 2006

There's a quote I once read and have never been able to track down again.
Is anybody familiar with it?

It goes something like this:  A cadet at a well-known military academy is
taking an exam and finds the question "What is the purpose of cavalry?"  He
answers "The purpose of cavalry is to add a note of drama to an otherwise
disgusting display of human behavior."

     - James A. Landau

The American Dialect Society -

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