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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0244  Tuesday, 29 January 2002

From:           Graham Hall <
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Date:           Monday, 28 Jan 2002 19:55:27 +0000
Subject:        Village People

Can someone remind me please (I'm assuming that I once knew) - off-line
if needs must - why Merry Andrew is a synonym for Clown (as in
Dogberry/Kempe's speech attribution in Ado F.TLN 2002) I know that "the
Andrew" is a synonym for the RN  (and I know the ship one also) but I
think that the fact that you can allegedly have a lot of fun in the navy
isn't the connection. Citation preferred but not essential.

Thanks,
Graham Hall

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