Practice Safe Sex and Avoid Henry the IV
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0632 Monday, 8 March 2004
From: Rolland Banker <
Date: Sunday, 7 Mar 2004 18:15:38 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Practice Safe Sex and Avoid Henry the IV.
File this under popular culture--of the viral kind:
From The New Yorker, Mar 1st, 2004 edition, in an article titled,
Letter from Zimbabwe: The Soldier.
In the article about an ex-soldier of the white Rhodesian Army, he is
quoted as saying:
"Now, what usually happens around here is that you find a decent
'gondie,' [slang for native black African] you train him, and then the
poor bastard gets Henry the Fourth and dies." ("Henry the Fourth" is
K.'s euphemeism for H.I.V.)---end of quote.
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