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Thread #86816   Message #1616896
Posted By: GUEST,Joe_F
29-Nov-05 - 10:52 PM
Thread Name: An 'Oranges & Lemons' flyting?
Subject: An 'Oranges & Lemons' flyting?
George Orwell, in his deathbed diary, wrote:

You're mother's a spinster, say the bells of the Westminster.

Don't keep talking balls, say the bells of St Paul's.

Somehow, these verses did not make it into _1984_, but the idea of churches insulting each other seems worth pursuing. For instance:

Your uncles are fairies, say the bells of St Mary's.

--- Joe Fineman

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