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sita



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2003 9:04 am    Post subject: aphorism HELP Reply with quote

A student asked me for the meaning of:

The son of pharao`s daughter is the daughter of pharao`s son.

Has anyone the foggiest notion what it is supposed to mean?
I have searched high and low in the www. Confused

Sita
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Joined: 22 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2003 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a word play to me, similar to

"Brothers and sisters I have none, but that man's father is my father's son."

Both refer back to one person.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2003 11:36 am    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Hi showem!

That makes sense. I passed it on.

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