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

Baur baur at chello.at
Sun Jun 30 15:35:55 BST 2019


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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