Re: CP digest 430

Liane Cochran-Stafira (
Wed, 9 Aug 1995 12:31:42 -0500

>The following is a story sent to me I thought you might enjoy:
> Punny Monk Story
>This is a true story. Really. And soon to be a Kevin Costner movie...
> There was a small town in medieval Ireland which had a monastery near
> it.
>The monks of this monastery were pretty rude and would deliberately
>grow large crops of flowers...
> The moral of this story is, of course, that Hugh, and only Hugh, can
> prevent
>florist friars.
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This sounds like one of those stories on the "My Word" program from the BBC
in which the panelist must invent a tale to explain the origin of some
common expression or phrase. Good one :-)