Monday, October 06, 2008

Another senior moment...

My thanks to Agnes for pointing out, oh so gently, that it was Descartes and not Pascal who came out with the dictum "Cogito ergo sum".
Dr Spooner (he of spoonerism fame) gave the sermon in Christchurch Chapel one Sunday morning, and then proceeded down the steps, leaving his congregation baffled. When he was half way down, he paused, turned round and returned to the pulpit. "In my sermon," he explained, "whenever I referred to Aristotle, I of course meant St Paul."
So that's three of us who nodded: Dr Spooner, me and Homer. Not bad company, all things considered.

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