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    Quote Originally Posted by Wigwam Jones
    Roger - who wrote "A Modest Proposal?" A hint - it was not a starving Irishman.
    Dear Wiggy,

    No, but it WAS an Irishman.

    A counter-hint: 2006 is not 1729.

    This is something Celts too often forget. I speak as one.

    Cheers,

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    Roger what University did you graduate from?

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    A Modest Proposal was a Johnathon Swift essay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Wooten
    A Modest Proposal was a Johnathon Swift essay
    It was also satirical, something often lost on casual readers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt
    Roger what University did you graduate from?

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    Brum. Why?

    Cheers,

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    Jonathan Swift b. Dublin Nov 30 1667 d. Oct 19 1745. 'A modest proposal' pub. 1729.

    I think Andy is being slightly harsh: you'd need to be very casual indeed not to realize that it was satirical.

    Cheers,

    R.

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    I don't know Roger. . . I think my University has a higher ranking than yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Hicks
    Dear Wiggy,

    No, but it WAS an Irishman.
    A counter-hint: 2006 is not 1729.
    This is something Celts too often forget. I speak as one.
    Jones being somewhat of a Welsh surname, I can only concur.

    My point being that your urging me to 'join the elite' implied that I was not already a member. Writing to denigrate the high-falutin' notions of a self-annointed class does not automatically make one a member of the hoi polloi.

    But I sense my subtlety has missed its mark. Irony, where is thy sting?
    Best,

    Wiggy

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    Interesting side point... a recent DNA survey of the population of Britain found Celtic DNA was not unique to 'the Celtic fringe' and that it was found throughout most of southern England.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy K
    Interesting side point... a recent DNA survey of the population of Britain found Celtic DNA was not unique to 'the Celtic fringe' and that it was found throughout most of southern England.
    So then somebody got around a bit



 

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