Re: The ETHNOGRAPHIC ATLAS in its own words

John Pastore (venture@CANCUN.RCE.COM.MX)
Wed, 10 Apr 1996 19:32:06 +0000

Just an aside, but:

On 10 Apr 96 at 4:02, Mike Salovesh wrote:

> statement deserves preservation along with "Let them eat cake" and
> other classic illustrations of suicidal bons mots.)

I've often thought about Marie's "bon mot": "They want bread. Let
them eat cake." Was she really being callous? Maybe she meant it, and
that's why she lost her head. Sort of like Marcos' wife not saying:
"They want socks? Let them have my shoes?" And, thus, keeping hers.

Maybe I'm just mixing Marie's "bon mot" with one of my father's: "So
you've got your cake; and you want to eat it too?"

Utterly confused: "Well, no, I'll take bread," I'd say --"Do you
want a piece?"

Like I said: just an aside.
Hasta Saana,

John Pastore