Subject: ADS-L Digest - 31 Jul 1997 to 1 Aug 1997 There are 3 messages totalling 103 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. good story re /mVt/(fwd) 2. "Surcee"; "Surcey"; "Surcy" 3. Fw: circe, sirsee ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 1 Aug 1997 08:24:40 -0400 From: "Bethany K. Dumas" Subject: good story re /mVt/(fwd) ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 17:03:11 -0700 From: Alan Harrison > Which reminds me of the tale of the man walking down the canal bank (the > cut-bonk in the vernacular), when he sees a child crying (blartin' in > the vernacular). Says the would-be Good Samaritan, "Why'm yoh blartin', > son?" > > The child responds, "Me mate's fell in the cut." At this, our hero tears > off his jacket and boots and dives into the not exactly limpid waters of > the Birmingham Canal Navigation. He finds the usual stuff, old bike > frames, dead dogs, etcetera, but no drowning child. Coming up, > spluttering, he asks, "Wheer exackly did 'e fall in the cut?" At this > point the penny drops with the child, who has stopped crying and is > gazing at the rescuer in amazement: "Naow, mate, not that sort o' mate - > the mate off me sandwich." > > Alan Harrison