[LMB] A Barrayaran just-so-story
margdean at erols.com
Thu Jun 8 16:05:48 BST 2006
"Peter H. Granzeau" wrote:
> At 07:19 AM 6/8/2006, Margaret Dean wrote:
> >Alfred Kelgarries wrote:
> > >
> > > yeah, but which real world military leader did she crib it from? Custer of
> > > the Little Big Horn wore blue, only the brits wore red, IIRC, so
> > which brit?
> >I've heard it told of Lord Nelson (complete with speech
> >impediment "...my wed jacket and my bwown twousers" -- have no
> >idea whether or not that is historical). OTOH the British Navy
> >wore blue, too, IIRC, so... ???
> Since it is made up of whole cloth (it's a joke, not an anecdote),
> historical accuracy makes little difference.
It was the speech impediment that I was wondering about the
historicity of. I realize that wasn't clear.
I now remember where I first heard the joke, too: from John
Boardman at one of his "First Saturday" gatherings in Brooklyn.
Would have been early-to-mid-80s?
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