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Base Over Apex

Jay: I laughed at your comments on “a** over teakettle.” However, I

seriously doubt that David Pryce-Jones said “ass.” In England, “ass” is a

quadruped related to the donkey, or else a very silly person. The thing you

sit on is your ARSE. Remember Dudley Moore: “The Americans have their soul

singers, and we have our soul singers…” (You have to say the vowels

Britishly.) There is, by the way, a mathematicians’ version of “a** over

teakettle”—see the subject line.

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