drink (was Re: Klava Recipies)

Chris Olson - SunPS Chrisf.Olson at Sun.COM
Fri Mar 21 12:12:30 PST 2003

> I -KNOW- that this IS off topic, but does anybody know why the phrase
> "Your mother wears army boots" is supposed to be so insulting? :)  Or
> for that matter, "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of
> elderberries"

Hmm... I'm not sure of the first one.  I seem to recall
my mother wearing army boots anyway, so it never really
bothered me.

The elderberries I'd assume is a polite (heh) way of saying
he's a drunkard.  The hamster?  Well, I'm sure you could come
up with something for that, if you REALLY tried.... <grin>


"You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. 
It is the basic condition of life, to be required to 
violate your own identity. At some time, every creature 
which lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, 
the defeat of creation; this is the curse at work, 
the curse that feeds on all life. Everywhere in the universe."

- "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" - Philip K. Dick