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


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
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Subject: Re: Fanny Assingham, to Carrol (this post contains a dirty

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