At 07:28 PM 5/12/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>Nor let us forget poor, dear Fanny Hill, nor the
>arrchetypal Shamela, Pamela.
Did someone mention.. no, never mind.
>Any English reader (and James had quite enough of the English world to
>know it) would find that name outright rude and rather funny. The word
>'fanny' in English is obscene; it is the equivalent more or less of
And this is why we Brits tend to roll our eyes at the notion of a "Fanny