Monday, 8 June 2015

The loos in Winchester: "I remember Chios, Rhodes, Colophon, Salamis, Smyrna, Argos, because of their joint hexametrical rhythm"

The New York Review of Books has seen fit to indulge a couple of eminent ex-pat Wykehamists in reminiscences of their school days. If you want a comparison between the word "mofo" and Winchester slang then it seems that the highbrow American press is the place for you.

The loos were, of course, named after the rival birthplaces of Homer. I'm afraid there are no points for guessing the missing one that Prof Strawson had to look up (although do give it a go) - but I can tell you that it's not Springfield.

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