It was nice to see the word it reminded me of General Buck Turgidson in Dr Strangelove:
"Mr. President, if I may speak freely, the Russkie talks big, but frankly, we think he's short of know how. I mean, you just can't expect a bunch of ignorant peons to understand a machine like some of our boys. And that's not meant as an insult, Mr. Ambassador, I mean, you take your average Russkie, we all know how much guts he's got. Hell, lookit all them Nazis killed off and they still wouldn't quit."
Probably also a reference I should be less free with in these 24 hours
From: T. S. Eliot Discussion forum. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of P
Sent: Wednesday, 25 November 2015 5:38 AM
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Subject: Re: OT: Hemingway
On 24 Nov 2015 6:40 a.m., Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 11/24/2015 5:46 AM, P wrote:
> > According to one of my favourite European magazine type TV shows, Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast" is selling 500 copies a day in Paris. It is a great way to meet a lot of the literati of that time.
> > It is seen as something of a peon to Paris.
> > P.
> From a peon's eye view, I think you might mean "paean" here....
> Ken A