Saturday, March 23, 2013


Recueil General des Rencontres, Demandes et Responses Tabariniques, Vol. I (1622), p. 32, summarized by Barbara C. Bowen in "Tabarin the (Scato-)logician," EMF: Studies in Early Modern France 14 (2010) 32-40 (at 34):
Which is more worthy of reverence, a turd or musk?

A turd, because passers-by make a respectful detour in order to avoid it.
Hat tip: A friend.

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