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February 11, 2004
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A Knight in England

Here's a good one sent to us by my friend P.G.:

A knight in England was supposed to kneel before the Queen and recite a sentence in Latin.

Comes his turn, Sir Gadabout knelt, the Queen tapped him on the shoulders with the sword ... and in the panic of excitement of the moment, he forgets the Latin line he was to recite.

Thinking quickly, he recites the only other line he knows in a foreign language, which he remembers from the Passover Seder:

"Mah nishtana ha-lailah ha-zeh mi-kol ha-leilot."

The puzzled Queen turns to her advisers and asks: ""Why is this knight different from all other knights?"


Posted by David Melle at February 11, 2004 04:28 PM
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Wow, that's really a beautiful little anecdote. I've never heard it before.

Posted by: Joe on February 21, 2004 01:00 AM

What does it mean?

Posted by: Myles Evans on October 9, 2006 08:40 AM
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