[lit-ideas] Re: "Mad dogs and Englishmen"

  • From: Judy Evans <judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 18:22:33 +0100

Monday, June 14, 2004, 2:04:00 PM, Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx wrote:

Jac> Having just returned from a brief voyage to the Tropics,

*do tell*....

Jac> phrase can be -- or has been -- possibly understood as "Mad dogs
Jac> and Mad Englishmen"? I mean: the options are  obviously
Jac>    mad (dogs and Englishmen)
Jac>    (mad dogs) and Englishmen
Jac> I suppose he _must_ have meant (i),

 He meant 2).  Mad dogs, and Englishmen.

Jac>and wonder where he got that particular inspiration for that  --
Jac>The Far East?

I'd have said India but I guess you're right, see this:


JL, have you read _Eats, Shoots and Leaves_ -- title explained here --


--  Best regards,  Judy

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