Sorry I was born in a foreign country, delivered by a nun at home in Bordeaux, the capital city of Aquitania, a country colonized by the French under Louis XIV at the end of the 17th century. I was obliged to learn French at school at the age of 6 and I have never been able to master it properly. I guess I only mistress it. A shame indeed.

But I feel just at home with Rimbaud who was from another colonized province, also by Louis XIV at the end of the 17th century, bloody Sun King, and he had to learn French and Latin from the Jesuits. Not much better.

We both are Asperger and we enjoy it, especially the stress we experience when we have to get in touch (I mean touch, really touch, tactile touch) with people. He would have loved the Internet and he would probably have avoided the PTSS of rape since he was being raped regularly in his short life in France: that was his way to get in touch (etc.) with people, particularly Verlaine who was a notorious pedophile, mostly gay. I don’t think “gay” is the proper word for a homosexual pedophile. There is nothing gay in that, I mean the pedophile side of things. The gay side is just fine for me, with me, etc.

So you agree with me? ! Good!?I can sleep on my two ears tonight, and when I say ears, I mean. . . well I guess you know what I mean.

I love your pungent humor, Allan. Is Ishac a Jewish name? My Jewish grandmother is the best kept secret of the family.


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Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP

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