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From: "Catherine Stallybrass" <[log in to unmask]>
> In a message dated 03/02/2005 02:46:54 GMT Standard Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> > "What is a Cockspinner?'
> Wild guess - Cocks pinner - someone who makes fighting cock spurs?
Well done, Catherine. It's just this kind of lateral-thinking we need
applied to interpreting the past (among other things). This particular
question reminds me of the classic Two Ronnies sketch and the
missunderstandings it engenders: 'Four Candles' (something which
all archaeologists would be lost without............:o) Btw, I'm not
sure if that sketch has ever been translated into other languages.