Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Inside joke-- the emoticon you hear

WIKIPEDIA:   In medieval Latin, a vogue for scholarly obscenity led to a perception of the dactyl, a metrical unit of verse represented — ‿ ‿, as an image of the penis, with the long syllable (longum) the shaft and the two short syllables (breves) the testicles.  The Latin Sexual Vocabulary by J. N. Adams
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The leaned instructor taps on his podium to illustrate the dactylic meter-- "Shave and a haircut..." while the class is ROFL their asses off.


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