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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1865  Friday, 26 September 2003

[1]     From:   Kathy Dent <
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        Date:   Thursday, 25 Sep 2003 12:10:46 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1850 Historians Today

[2]     From:   Robin Hamilton <
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        Date:   Thursday, 25 Sep 2003 19:40:13 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1857 Historians Today


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From:           Kathy Dent <
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Date:           Thursday, 25 Sep 2003 12:10:46 +0100
Subject: 14.1850 Historians Today
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1850 Historians Today

>I gather there is some British meaning to the concept "bunfight" that
>eludes their American cousins. Or is there? As a concept it is new to me
>though not without a certain salacious appeal.

I can assist Don with the term 'bunfight'.  It's one of my own personal
favorites and broadly equivalent to a 'knees-up'.  Just a bit of a
get-together really, with implications of chaotic revelry leading to
punch-ups.  Knowing this, however, was no assistance to me in
understanding Graham Hall's comments on historians, which I found
completely incomprehensible.  So if anyone can explain what he was
getting at, I'd be interested.

Kathy Dent

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From:           Robin Hamilton <
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Date:           Thursday, 25 Sep 2003 19:40:13 +0100
Subject: 14.1857 Historians Today
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1857 Historians Today

>Salacious falacious. If you want to visualize a "bunfight," think John
>Belushi in the cafeteria in "Animal House."
>
>Susanne Collier

A bunfight is what takes place in a beanfeast in the dorm.
Metaphorically extended, a happy little intimate battle with no blood
shed.

Robin Hamilton

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