[lit-ideas] Re: Thursday Poem

  • From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 19:43:31 -0700

On Oct 25, 2007, at 6:37 PM, Robert Paul wrote:

You're not one of those Scots poets who scribbles as Burns roams, are you?

And who, in youth, responded thus:

Examiner: Boy, give me a synonym for "inheritance."
Boy: "Patrimony," sir...if it comes from the fither's side...and "matrimony" if it comes frae yer mither.

David Ritchie,
Portland, Oregon
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