Tulkinghorn: cock au vin

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  • Showing his Dickson

    This reminds me of a limerick I heard in my student days ...

    A randy young lawyer named Rex,
    Once showed a young lady his sex.
    When charged with exposure,
    he said with composure,
    "De minimis non curat lex."

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  • Tulkinghorn's limerick

    I'm sorry to say your favoured Rob comes up short in his recollection of this ancient limerick. A better version is:

    There was a law student called Rex
    With diminutive organs of sex
    When arraigned for exposure
    He replied with composure
    "De minimis non curat lex."

    You need the reference to size, otherwise the punchline loses its punch. Rob's version also fails by repeating "young" in the first couplet and "with" in the second. Beta minus, I'm afraid.

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  • Personally...

    ...I find jokes much, much funnier when they're analysed.

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  • Analysing the jokes

    I suspect Anonymous is much younger than me. Given that I was a student over thirty years ago, I think I did well to recollect the limerick at all.

    Somedays I'm lucky to remember not to forget to remember to get out of bed.

    AND I now live in Australia, where my brain cells have been turned to mush.

    Alpha plus for effort, I'd say.

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  • members of the profession

    It is so comforting to know that I am not the only member of our noble profession who is totally off his rocker. Makes a nice change, hny everyone.

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