[LMB] Fwd: Re: Octopi OT: (WAS:- Penric Reread)

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 00:53:58 BST 2019


For a while the US dress uniform included spiked helmets, and some British
units' dress uniform feature them as well.  See the opening of the fourth
season of *Blackadder*.

On Sun, Jun 30, 2019 at 9:36 AM Baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:

> exactly, eric (actually it was a bit earlier then ww1 .. it was about
> ten years after the german-french war of 1870)
>
> servus
>
> markus
>
> Am 23.06.2019 um 04:27 schrieb Eric Oppen:
> > You do know, of course, that the reason for the Germans' spiked helmets
> in
> > WWI was because they were secretly plotting an invasion of Australia, and
> > wanted to be safe from Drop Bears.
> >
> > On Sat, Jun 22, 2019 at 9:07 PM Helen Fenton <hifenton at internode.on.net>
> > wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>> On 22 Jun 2019, at 1:38 AM, Baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Am 21.06.2019 um 16:59 schrieb James M. BRYANT G4CLF:
> >>>> Markus has a soft spot for the Pacific
> >>>> Northwest Tree-dwelling Octopus...
> >>>> It is not generally known that the
> >>>> species originated in Australia but
> >>>> fled to the Olympic Peninsula when
> >>>> its former habits became infested
> >>>> with Drop Bears.
> >>>> James (Would I lie to you?) Bryant
> >>>
> >>> no, nay, never, no nay, never again ...
> >>>
> >>> *music cue: wild rover*
> >>>
> >>> 8)
> >>>
> >>> servus
> >>>
> >>> markus
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>>
> >> This Aussie connection may explain the confusion about octopi octopuses.
> >> We have the same problem with platypussys or platypis
> >>
> >> Regards
> >>
> >> Helen
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