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Old 12-30-2019, 02:42 PM
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Mary Pat Campbell
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Maybe I put it in another thread. I don't care.

Here is a bizarre reference:
"Dr. Polycarp was, as you all know, an unusually sallow bimetallist. 'There,' people of wide experience would say, 'There goes the sallowest bimetallist in Cheshire.' Once this was said so that he overheard it: it was said by an actuary, under a sunset of mauve and grey. Polycarp turned upon him. 'Sallow!' he cried fiercely, 'sallow! Quis tulerit Gracchos de seditione querentes.' It was said that no actuary ever made game of Dr. Polycarp again."

And no, it does not make much more sense in context. It's intended to be absurd.

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