[ilds] Turkish proverb

Richard Pine richardpin at eircom.net
Tue Jul 10 11:43:28 PDT 2007

You've left out the goat.The last line provided the title for John Wells's 60s (?) book about a tree-lover who was preceded by - yes - a woodpecker who created the necessary orifice. 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Michael Haag 
  To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca 
  Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 3:24 PM
  Subject: [ilds] Turkish proverb

  (I know we have all heard it, indeed all practised it, but here it is anyway, just to make up the balance.)

  A woman for duty, 
  A boy for pleasure, 
  But a melon for ecstasy. 

  - Old Turkish proverb 


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