Jon Noble jon_p_noble at
Sun Nov 16 14:40:39 EST 2003

I wrote
> >All fans of Beachcomber (JB Morton) know that
> >"actually" is the Persian word for fertiliser.
and then Melissa wroye
> I'll have to remember that.  I know I've heard it
> used by people who were
> clearly shoveling it on--usually at academic
> conferences....
I doubt if it is literally true, the one Farsi speaker
I know doubts it, but it is a literary reference, if
only to a humour column in a British newspaper.


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