Philobiblon: There were two intellectuals in a bar and ...

Thursday, December 15, 2005

There were two intellectuals in a bar and ...

“After a dinner party two intellectuals kept taking it in turns to escort the other home in accordance with the rules of etiquette. The result: neither of them ever got to bed”

It seems being nasty about "elitists" has a long history. This is from a collection of historic jokes, found via History Carnival No 22, now up on Frog in a Well. As usual it is a wonderful collection, from how Harry Potter tapped into the medieval (which reminds me about how I got a story about astralabes and a sentence of medieval English into The Times)to a fascinating history of swimming in the early modern world.

Check it out!


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