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Old 13 May 2009, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Billy Beccles View Post
Further to the notes of m'learned colleague Mycroft, I would point out that Bombay was founded and named by the Portuguese so English bastardization don't enter into it. But in compensation there was (still is) a place a hundred miles north called Deolali, and as you well know, mes enfants, your British chums still talk about somebody being a bit doolally when their picnic basket is not quite chocker with sarnies.
Deolali is over a hundred miles from the nearest ocean or sea - no wonder people went mad waiting for ships, they were never going to get there.
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