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Thread #59418   Message #2158056
Posted By: Amos
26-Sep-07 - 06:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Aw, BRuce, you really know how to stick a monkey wrench in a gearbox, doncha? Look a little further and you will find my emark at Rapaire was a rejoinder to his assertion that he never makes stuff up. I make no such claim. But when I make stuff up, I don't pretend it's Gawd's own truth.

As for Mister Keats, you must be talking about the poet Keats, while I was speaking about the eldest son of a collateral branch of the family who, in roughly the same time period, _did_ have a grand tour through France, Italy, Greece, and Egypt, and was inspired by it to write _bad_ poetry which he could not get published; threatened with starvation he became a haberdasher and lived to a ripe old age of 89. He is credited with the first improvement to the beaver since the original design.