Tuesday, April 20, 2010


A Heinous Anti-Christian Offence

Thomas Love Peacock, Maid Marian, chapter XI:
"Punnest thou?" said the friar. "A heinous anti-Christian offence. Why anti-Christian? Because anti-Catholic. Why anti-Catholic? Because anti-Roman. Why anti-Roman? Because Carthaginian. Is not pun from Punic? punica fides: the very quint-essential quiddity of bad faith: double-visaged: double-tongued. He that will make a pun will----I say no more. Fie on it."

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