Date: Fri, 11 Nov 1994 11:48:11 EST
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: word geography
Now what do you undertand by the term mayfly?
A mayfly is a smushy bug that appears after rain in July. It has big wings
and can't fly too well. When I lived up North, I read everything I could
about catching the mythical fish called the trout. Trout are said to
strike at pieces of feather and cloth made to look like mayflies. It being
unethical to catch trout with worms and such, I tied all kinds of flies in
order to hook my ear and hat. The only living trout I ever saw was under
some tree roots. A child with a stiff dead trout showed me that flies were
nonsense. He jumped into the water and tried to scoop up the terrified
fishery-bred animal with a landing net--the same net he had used to catch
the stiff dead fish.
I went back to catfish and other pedestrian breeds on that day. The whole
process was too much like trying to get a job in a research university.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
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