sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Tue May 23 15:18:01 UTC 2006

>You say Car-meen-a, I say Car-mine-a,
>You say Bu-ray-na, I say Bu-rah-na,
>Car-meen-a, Car-mine-a, Bu-ray-na, Bu-rah-na,
>Let's Karl the whole thing Orff.
I think it was in Huxley's /Time Must Have  a Stop/  that allusion is made
to the awful disillusionment of finding that the lovely, poetic, sensuous
word, / carminative/  really simply meant flatulence-suppressing.

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