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 Post subject: On and on it goes ...
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:54 am 
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I was reading Nightlines by John Lutz, and on page 64, one detective said to another:

"It goes on and on, as the widow said to the bishop"


Does anyone know what they were referring to?

I appreciate any comments.
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"...the [so-and-so] said to the bishop..." is actually just an old saying.
This got asked over on Quoteland several years ago, check it out at
http://forum.quoteland.com/eve/forums/a ... #525198148

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"...a case of the 'familiar actress-bishop syndrome', ...in which the phrase 'as the actress said to the bishop' is added to any sentence, thereby rendering it sexually suggestive."
Source: www.classics.und.ac.za/reviews/0025cla.htm

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"This we decree to hold good only in the case of those that are involved in the aforesaid faults up to the fifteenth (as was said) of the month of January, of the fourth Indiction, decreeing from the present time, and renewing the Canon which declares, that he who has been joined in two marriages after his baptism, or has had a concubine, cannot be bishop, or presbyter, or deacon, or at all on the sacerdotal list; in like manner, that he who has taken a widow, or a divorced person, or a harlot, or a servant, or an actress, cannot be bishop, or presbyter, or deacon, or at all on the sacerdotal list."
~THE CANONS OF THE COUNCIL IN TRULLO (A.D. 692) (CANON III)
www.newadvent.org/fathers/3814.htm


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 Post subject: "On and on it goes"
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:38 am 
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Thank you very much Thenostromo!

Your help was exactly what I needed. Now whenever I should desire to "borrow" the quote to make a point while conversing, I will know what I'm talking about. The link you sent was so helpful. The quote makes perfect sense now.

Have a great day!
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