Saturday, November 22, 2008

Before We Blame Anyone Else ... for Anything!


As if to repeat both history and human frailty,
the English called the disease the French Pox,
the French called it the Neapolitan or Italian disease,
the Italians and the Dutch called it the Spanish disease,
Portuguese called it the Castilian disease,
Russians called it the Polish disease,
Polish called it the Russian disease,
Turks called it the Christian disease,
Persians called it the Turkish disease,
and Japanese called it either the Portuguese or Chinese disease

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