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Thread #142884   Message #3296182
Posted By: Steve Parkes
25-Jan-12 - 03:17 PM
Thread Name: Champion at Keeping them Rolling
Subject: RE: Champion at Keeping them Rolling
Yes, I thought of Pinky; he misunderstands a reference to Polonius (Hamlet) ... but I dare say most of us would, in his situation.

Jim: I hang my head in shame! Insufficient research on 'Champion'. Poll, familiar for Margaret (as is Moll), makes a lot of sense. The putative introduction of polone from Italian could have been influenced by it ... or I might be talking balderdash. (There's plenty of precedents.)