Posted by MMMMarcia on January 20, 2000 at 21:07:16:
In Reply to: Re: Regarding Witchcraft ... Continued & Ergo ergot! posted by Bill R on January 20, 2000 at 17:16:32:
: Well, okay sure. Maybe. But it begs the question why it was only Salem that had such a hysterical reaction to rye mold? Were they the only ones who were eating rye bread? Doubt it. Were they the only ones with fungus among the seeds? Double doubt it.
: So why wasn't there a HUGE hysterical outbreak amongst Russian
: people for example
Yo, Bill! I never said *I* subscribed to the theory at all...merely that it was around in circles a tad more serious than that novel. Me, I have long been a proponent of the Why Try Wry Rye Theory...Motto: Better Dead Than Fed Bread! When in doubt, we True Believers give our grain products the French Snail Test: Escargots Eschew Ergot, Ergo IT Go!
*me, clothing in wild disarray, singing & dancing through the moonlit woods in a frenzied manner*
"The pain from grain
Stays mainly in the braaaa-aaaain..."
"I think she's got it,
By George, she's got it!"
"My Brain's in Pain
From Eating so much graaaa-aaain,"
"Oh yes, She's got it!
See where she caught it!"
"She's eaten too much grain,
From the Plain, From the Plain,
And it has caused her Pain,
In the Brain, in the Brain!"
*la, la, la-la, la, la, la-la, la, laaaaaaa-aaaaaaa*
I rave, ergo: ERGOT!!!
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