Posted by Bill R on January 20, 2000 at 21:30:45:
In Reply to: Re: Regarding Witchcraft ... Continued & Ergo ergot! posted by MMMMarcia on January 20, 2000 at 21:07:16:
: Bill says:
: : 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!!!
Marcia, you are incredible. How do YOU come up with the little ditties that you do? Funny! Life would be so drab around here sometimes without MMMMarcia, Doc M, Sassy, and the rest.
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