Re: RARA-AVIS: zebra crossings/UK noir

From: Buzz (
Date: 12 Jun 2002

> there's a great line in one of Douglas Adams' books, referring to a
> philosopher who is so clever he proves that black is white and gets
> killed at the next zebra crossing. I read this as a kid and was rather
> crushed years later to discover it just meant a crosswalk and didn't
> the philosopher being trampled by zebras (which, incidentally, I believe
> ZEB-ras in the UK and ZEE-bras in the US).

I like your version better.

Incidently, I believe a punter to be a willing and uninformed customer, a fool all too eager to give his money away.


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