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Just wait till you hear about Fanny May.
(when didn't she?).

Cheers,
Peter.

Dr. Peter C. Montgomery
Dept. of English
Camosun College
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2
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-----Original Message-----
From: George Carless [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 7:34 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Fanny Assingham, to Carrol (this post contains a dirty
word)


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
Pack".

Regards,
--George