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Henry Barth

Russell,


The cartoon character from your Cambridge neighbor, the late Al Capp's Li'l Abner is "Joe BTFSPLK," not as you have it spelled.

Al told me the name is pronounced "like a fart."
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Foreshame, Mr. Barth-- what if there are ladies reading?
Al Capp may have pronounced it so, but that does not justify the use of his licentious spelling in these pages.

Henry Barth

"Licentious spelling?"

Surely you meant to write "licentious pronunciation?"

The English word 'f*rt' is one of the oldest words in the English vocabulary.

At least as far back as Chaucer.
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I recall Mr.Capp's rise in reputation during the vogue of Warhol and Lichtenstein's comic strip pop art, but he fell meteorically, charged with crimes worthy of a Massachusetts Congressman. Too bad-- he would have made a worthy Ambassador to Slobbovia.

Micah Hosting

Those who are highly responsible for the current carbon levels in the atmosphere are really trying their best and utilizing their resources to divert us to the real issue!

red sole

Even if you are the only one who wants to save your troubled marriage you can do it alone once you know what you need to do. So, relax, take a deep breath and let's get started with some things you can do to get started on saving a troubled marriage.

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