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Re: Hamlet Song
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1396  Tuesday, 8 July 2003

From:           Richard Kennedy <
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Date:           Monday, 7 Jul 2003 11:23:03 -0700
Subject: 14.1382 Re: Hamlet Song
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1382 Re: Hamlet Song

The OED likes "pajock" to be "paiocke", which see, and which guesses it
may be the "peacock".  They offer a quotation where Beau Brummel was
called a "pajock".  Shakespeare uses "peacock" five times, with no clue
of why the bird should appear in this place instead of "ass", except in
some lewd propinquity.

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