December 14, 2003
Nomen Omen?

Austin Bay passes on a rumor that Saddam Hussein's elegant sidekick Tariq Aziz (not to be confused with Tariq Ali) has hired "French attorney Jacques Verges, who defended the Nazi Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie and the Marxist terrorist, Carlos". He doesn't mention that 'verge' is French for 'penis'. Too bad Jacques' last name is plural: if he were (in effect) Jack Prick instead of Jack Pricks, we could ask whether he has the same middle name as Smokey Bear and Attila Hun.

P.S. Yes, I know that 'verge' also means 'switch' or 'birch'. I could make jokes about that, too, but it's almost midnight and I still have tests to make up and quizzes to grade for tomorrow. If only we could have another snow day . . . .

Posted by Dr. Weevil at December 14, 2003 11:22 PM